A tax certificate provides a guarantee of the tax balance on an account at a specific date. Lawyers use the tax certificate to adjust taxes paid when a property is sold.  You can purchase a tax certificate from the City of Cambridge through our assessment lookup tool, by mail or in person at City Hall.

To purchase a tax certificate  online, you will need a credit card (Visa or Mastercard).  Online requests are processed the next business day and an electronic certificate will be emailed to you.

To purchase a tax certificate by mail, send your paper request with payment, identifying the specific property and including instructions for sending the certificate to you. We can issue certificates by mail, by email, by fax or in person at City Hall, located at:

50 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON N1R 5W8

There is a $60 fee for producing the certificate. If mailing your request, be sure you include this fee (paid by cheque) with your request as it will not be processed until payment is recieved. 

We will provide updates on the specific property for 30 days after the date of issue for the certificate. We usually process certificates within 24 hours of recieving your request with payment.

You can email us or call (519) 740-4524 x8726.