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Property Taxes

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Property taxes allow the City of Waterloo to continue to provide the important municipal programs and services you value and expect, including snow clearing, leaf pickup, recreational programs, fire services and road maintenance, to name a handful.

Your final property tax bill has three main components:

  • Education taxes - 18 per cent
  • Municipal taxes (to the city) - 31 per cent
  • Regional taxes - 51 per cent

Provincial Education 18%, City 31%, Region 51%

Use our online calculator (for residential properties only) to see a breakdown of where your tax dollars go.

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Tax rate information

Every year we create a handout to help explain your taxes. It includes information about how taxes are distributed and calculated, as well as frequently asked questions.

This handout outlines the fees we charge for various revenue services.

More information