Mount Royal, March 1, 2019 – As at today’s date, all payments received by the Town by the February 21st first payment deadline of the municipal tax bill have been cashed. However, it seems that after having been left for pick-up in mailboxes around Town, some of the cheques sent in payment of the municipal tax bills have been fraudulently cashed by a third party.
The Town recommends to residents and corporate citizens who will receive a notice of default in the next few days to contact their banking institution and ask for the details regarding the cashing of their cheque, if the notice raises a doubt. A few cases of fraud have already been reported.
If it turns out that their cheque never made it to the Town because it was fraudulently cashed, residents and corporate citizens are required to:
- Report the fraud to Montréal police department (SPVM) local station 26.
- Get written proof of the fraudulent encashment from their banking institution.
- Bring the proof to our service counter at Town Hall (90 Roosevelt Avenue) to make the necessary arrangements for payment of their tax bill.
Payment methods other than by mail
Paying a tax bill has never been easier than it is today. Most major banking institutions accept payment of Mount Royal's municipal tax bill through their online services.
Otherwise, you can always come in person and pay in cash, by cheque or by debit card at the Town Hall service counter (90 Roosevelt Avenue).
To check your tax account status or for answers to any questions about a notice of default, please call our service counter at 514 734-3021 or 514 734-3026.