Tax payments are due between the 25-27th of March, May, September and November.

Water & Sewer payments are due between the 25-27th of January, April, July and October.


We accept cash, cheque or Interac Direct Payment at the town hall. You can also make payments at most financial institutions.

Online Banking

To pay your water and/or tax bill using online banking:

Step 1: Add the Township of Russell as a Payee

Note: There is different search criteria depending on the institution.  You should be able to find the Township of Russell through “Municipality” “Russell” “Russell Municipality”, etc.

Step 2: Once the Township of Russell has been selected, select one of the two options:

  • Township of Russell – Taxes
  • Township of Russell – Water & Sewer

Step 3

To pay your water & sewer bill, enter your account information found in the upper right hand corner of your bill.  DO NOT enter the decimal point (.) ex: R12345.00 should be entered as R1234500

To pay your tax bill, enter the 19 digits on your account information found in the upper right hand corner of your bill. 

Parking Tickets

Parking Tickets
A Provincial Offences Act (POA) Part II Offence Notice is also called a parking ticket or a parking infraction. These tickets are issued against a licence plate and not the driver of the vehicle. In order to avoid additional fees or an unwanted conviction, the ticket should be dealt with within 15 days of the issue date.

If you received an Offence Notice (ticket) or Parking Infraction Notice (parking ticket) after March 1, 2020, you have until February 26, 2021 to exercise one of the options set out on the back of the Notice. If you do not respond by February 26, 2021 you may be deemed not to dispute the charge and a justice may enter a conviction for the offence. See the United Counties of Prescott and Russell's COVID Information Webpage  under the "Provincial Offences Office" Section for  details.

Parking ticket options, fees and timelines
Options and Timelines
Option 1 - Set Fine payment
The Township must receive the payment within 15 days of the Parking Infraction Notice (PIN) issue date. The Set Fine is in effect immediately. Payment of the set fine amount should be paid before the conviction fees or other costs are added.

Option 2 - Trial option / Initiate a review
Initiate a review
To initiate a review, you must make an appointment to schedule a meeting by calling 613-443-3066, ext. 2340 or in person at the Bylaw department of City Hall located at 717 Notre Dame Street in Embrun, Ontario. At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss the parking ticket before deciding if the trial option is the best option.
Trial option
To request a trial, you must attend in person at the Public Safety and Enforcement Department at City Hall located at 717 Notre Dame Street in Embrun, Ontario.
You cannot set a trial for a parking ticket by phone or mail.
What if you fail to respond on time?
Failure to choose one of the options listed, or failure to pay your parking ticket on time can result in:
• Additional costs (court fees or collection fees);
• Inability to renew your licence plate sticker until outstanding fines have been paid;
• Notification to a credit reporting agency;
• Civil enforcement, which may include garnishment of wages and/or bank accounts, fine amounts being added to property tax bills, or registering a lien against property and assets.
In order to avoid enforcement actions, parking fines should be paid on or before the Due Date indicated on the Parking Infraction Notice or Notice of Impending Conviction.
If the ticket is past due, you may contact the Provincial Offences Collections Section at 1-800-667-6307 ext. 2700 for further information.

Pay a parking ticket
Parking infractions must be paid by the due date indicated on the parking infraction notice or before, within 15 days of the date on which you received the notice. The due date is indicated on the ticket.

Click here to pay online. 
Notes for online payments:

• VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
• Prepaid or reloadable credit cards or gift cards cannot be used.
• A non-refundable service fee of 5.9% + $0.30 applies per ticket in addition to any other service charge applied by your financial institution.

By mail
Send your payment to:
Township of Russell
717 Notre Dame Street
Embrun ON K0A 1W1
When sending a payment in the mail:
• Do not send cash;
• Include the ticket number with the payment;
• Cheques and money orders are payable to the Township of Russell;
• Payments are credited only when received and processed, not the postmarked date.

In person
You may pay in person at City Hall located 717 Notre Dame Street, Embrun, Ontario.

Pre-Authorized Payments

Option A: Monthly withdrawals between the 25th and the 27th of each month.

Option B: Time of Billing Withdrawals

With your authorization, the Township will automatically withdraw your payment on the due day of your invoice.

For property tax accounts:

Withdrawals are calculated as follows:
January to August - previous year taxes divided by 12 months,
September to December - current taxes minus amounts paid divided by 4 months.

A notice will be sent to you in January, informing you of the new withdrawal amount.

For tax accounts:

Four payments will be debited between the 25th and the 27th of March, May, September and November of every year.

For water/sewer accounts:

The 4 payments will be made between the 25th and the 27th of January, April, July and October of every year.

To register for the preauthorized payment option, complete a Payment Enrollment Authorization Form and return it with a signed VOID cheque at We will notify you of the amount to be withdrawn from your bank account. At any time, notify our office if you wish to cancel or make changes to your plan.

E-Billing Services

Go paperless!

Sign up and you receive an electronic version of your taxes, water and sewer bills delivered directly to your e-mail account.  The e-bill is exactly the same as your current invoice. 

Due dates as well as your payment options remain the same.

How does E-Billing work?

Once your e-billing service has been activated, your future invoices will be electronically delivered to the e-mail address you provided.  Customers may sign up more than one account for e-billing.

How do I pay for my bill after receiving it electronically?

Choosing to sign up for e-billing does not affect the way you pay your bills. 
Payment options include: 
cash, cheque, debit, online/telephone banking and PAP (preauthorised payments available monthly or on due dates).

What if I change my mind and want to go back to paper bills?

If you ever decide to stop the e-billing notification service, simply e-mail your request to payments or contact the utility billing department at 613-443-3066 ext. 2309 and taxes ext. 2302.

It is the customer's responsibility to notify the Township of Russell in writing of changes to the e-mail address where the bill is being sent or if a bill has not been received. Customers using the e-billing service are subject to standard late fees if applicable.

E-Billing Online Registration


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