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Tax Certificates

Tax certificates provide information regarding yearly tax amounts levied, tax payment information and penalties accrued (if applicable). They also confirm any outstanding balances.

Important information

  • Tax Certificates are used primarily during the sale/purchase of a property or refinancing.
  • Tax Certificates are issued upon requests for tax information made by solicitors, owners, financial institutions or mortgage holders.
  • A tax certificate request form is required together with the applicable fee. A cheque for the applied fee must be made payable to the City of Waterloo.*
  • The tax certificate request form must include the name of the current property owner(s); name, address, telephone and fax number of law firm or financial institution; property address, legal description, lot size and roll number; closing date.
  • All requests will be processed upon payment. A rush certificate will be issued via fax within 24 hours of receiving payment. Regular certificates will be processed and mailed out within 48 hours.
  • Verbal tax confirmation of all certificates is provided for a period of three months from the date of issue. Information after that time frame will only be available if another certificate is requested.
  • If you wish to leave tax certificate request funds on account, please contact our office at 519-747-8718.

 *Please see our Fees page for details