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    Be Prepared: Potential Canada Post Service Disruption

    OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa advises community members that all incoming and outgoing mailings will be affected in the event of a labour disruption involving Canada Post. The potential service disruptions could occur as early as Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The City of Oshawa would like to remind residents who use the postal system to consider in-person and/or online methods to pay their bills to ensure that payments are received by the due dates and avoid late payment charges.

    City of Oshawa property tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid a late payment charge of 1.25% calculated monthly on the first day of each month. The third 2018 residential tax installment due date is Friday September 28, 2018. If a service disruption occurs, residents have a number of ways to pay their tax bill including:

    • in-person at Service Oshawa (located at City Hall, 50 Centre Street South; Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.);
    • by external drop box located outside the main entrance on the south side of City Hall (cheque only);
    • at most chartered banks and financial institutions in-person, by telephone banking or online banking (subject to bank charges, if applicable); or
    • through a mortgage company (if you pay your property taxes to a mortgage company, the company submits the payment to the City on your behalf).

    For future payments, the City of Oshawa offers a pre-authorized payment plan for automated payments. The enrolment form is available online and can be submitted electronically or in-person at Service Oshawa. Additionally, residents are encouraged to register for epost, a safe, secure and free online tool that allows you to receive your bills online. Once registered, residents can access their Inbox and subscribe to “City of Oshawa – Property Tax Bill” as a Mailer to begin receiving their municipal tax bills online.

    It is anticipated that voter notification cards for the October 22, 2018 municipal and school board elections will reach households prior to Tuesday, September 25, 2018. If residents do not receive their voter notification card by the end of September, they can confirm if they are on the voters’ list online at voteoshawa.ca. Residents can also find information about advance voting and their voting location on voting day online at voteoshawa.ca or by contacting Service Oshawa: (905-436-3311 or service@oshawa.ca).

    For activeOshawa guide registration, register online or visit a City recreation facility to register in-person for upcoming programs and courses. Please note that the Arts Resource Centre and Service Oshawa are drop-off locations only.

    For further information on the potential Canada Post service disruption, visit canadapost.ca/update to sign up for email updates.

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