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Special tax concerning water service

The special tax concerning water service funds expenditures and investments in the water supply and sewage systems. This dedicated taxe is increasing in 2020 to upgrade the investments.

This tax is based on property value and is not the same as the water consumption fees (flat rate or meter-based) that apply in some sectors.

The property value used to apply non-residential tax rates varies by the class of non-residential immovables. In addition, the tax rate applicable to the residential portion (mixed-use immovable) varies depending on the number of dwelling units they contain : 5 units or less (basic rate) or 6 units and more. Moreover, non-residential immovables are subject to a property tax rate as well as a rate of $0.58 per cubic metres for water consumption in excess of 100,000 cubic metres per year.

While serviced vacant lots are subject to this tax, this charge does not apply to unserviced vacant lots.

(Date of updating: January 24, 2020)

For more information, please:

  1. Call your borough office;
  2. Call the 311 (island of Montréal) or 514 872-0311 (outside Montréal);
  3. Send us an e-mail.

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