City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Special Emergency Council Meeting Outcomes. Property Tax Due Dates Deferred 90 Days, Free Transit, Suspension of Parking Offences.
At the March 19 Special Emergency Council meeting, Mississauga City Council made decisions in response to COVID-19 to help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.
“We have heard from residents and businesses that they are worried and need relief. That’s why we took action yesterday to help them during this unprecedented and difficult time by deferring property tax due dates by 90 days, offering free transit and suspending some parking offences,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “These steps will provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help.”
Mississauga Council Defers Property Tax Due Dates by 90 Days
City of Mississauga Council decided to defer the April, May and June interim property tax due dates by 90 days to help ease the economic impact of COVID-19. This deferral until later in the year is to help provide relief over the next few months.
All property taxes need to be paid before the end of the year.
The April payment will not be due until July; the May payment will be due in August; the June payment will be due in September. The deferral applies to residential and commercial properties. The city’s positive liquidity position allows it to manage this 90 day deferral. There will be no impact on city services from this deferral.
For anyone who has provided post-dated cheques for April, May and June – they will not be cashed in April, May and June. Each payment will be deferred for 90 days and will be cashed instead in July, August and September.
Preauthorized tax payment due dates have also been deferred by 90 days. There will be no payments withdrawn from taxpayers’ bank accounts in April, May and June. Payment withdrawals will resume from July to September.
FAQs are being developed and will be communicated to taxpayers. For more information: COVID-19 Pandemic – Property Tax Assistance
Free Transit until Social Distancing is lifted by Region of Peel
Effective Saturday, March 21:
- Customers with accessibility needs requiring the use of the ramp may continue to use the front doors.
- No fare payment will be required.
- Monthly PRESTO pass holders will be notified of the status of their March and April pass in the coming weeks.
- Customers will board from the rear doors only.
Suspension of Parking Offences
With the changing needs of our city, particularly for those who are working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services; effective immediately we are suspending parking enforcement for:
- On-street time limit offences; such as five (5) and fifteen (15) hour parking
- Overnight 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. parking restrictions
The above parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety and/or community concern exists to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.
All other parking offences will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety. This includes fire routes and accessible parking, no stopping, prohibited parking areas, as well as pay and display/metered areas where payment is required. This will ensure an adequate level of street parking, traffic flow and to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.
For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus