The Fort Electronic Payment Plan (FEPP) is a convenient way to pay your utilities and property taxes.
How Does FEPP Work?
Effective January 1, 2018, utility bills will be sent monthly. Monthly bills will be mailed on or around the 23rd of each month. Withdrawals are processed on the 15th of the following month for the full amount as stated on the utility bill.
Withdrawals from your account will be processed on the 15th of each month.
The Plan runs from January to December each year. The first five monthly withdrawals are estimated based on the previous years tax levy. There will be changes in the amount of the monthly payment each year to reflect the City’s current tax levy. The annual tax notice in May will show your revised monthly payments.
New properties occupied by October 1 may receive a supplementary assessment and property tax notice in addition to the regular annual notice. The supplementary notice will show your revised monthly payments for the remainder of the year.
You can join FEPP when:
- Your utility account is paid in full up to time of application date
- Your tax account is paid in full for the months previous to the application date
- You have a chequing account at a financial institution
- Your Mortgage Company is NOT currently paying your property taxes
How to Apply
Application forms are available at City Hall or can downloaded online:
- Property Tax FEPP Application
Applications are accepted for the current year until April 30. Applications received after April 30 can be set up for the following tax year.
- Utility FEPP Application
Applications are accepted year-round.
A void cheque or the appropriate bank authorization form must be attached to each application.
Account Updates and Cancellations
When you change your financial institution account or sell your property, you are responsible for informing the Finance Department.
The completed cancellation or change of financial institution account forms are due 15 days before the due date of the next payment. Any balance is due and may be subject to penalties or fees.
FEPP cancellations by the City will occur when:
- There are two returned payments in a year
- There is notification of a deceased owner or closed bank account
- There is a sale of property