The Municipal Act allows the municipality to register a Tax Arrears Certificate on any property if taxes remain unpaid for two years prior to January 1st of the current year.
If the cancellation price is not paid in full within one year of registration, the municipality may advertise the property for sale locally for four consecutive weeks and in the Ontario Gazette for one week. All tax sale properties are sold as-is without warranty. Chatham-Kent typically holds a tax sale by way of public tender two to three times per year. When a tax sale is being held, the advertisement will be posted on this site.
Valid Tender Checklist
For more information, call our Collections Department at 519-360-1998.