Finance

The purpose of the Finance Department is to safeguard the City’s Investment in assets and services through the provision of accurate and timely information to our internal and external customers.

The Finance Department is responsible for providing financial services, including accounts payable & receivable, budgeting, cash management & investment planning, and asset & capital management. Additionally, the department manages utility accounts, property tax, collection of tickets & fines, business licensing, as well as the development of purchasing controls & tendering co-ordination.

We recognize that visiting City Hall during our office hours is not always the most convenient way to request services or make payments for your city accounts. We are pleased to announce select E-Services are now available to you through our web site. Visit the E-Service Webpage.

The City of Portage la Prairie offers the following e-services and online options to ensure uninterrupted access to services:

TAXES

WATER

  • For inquiries call 204-239-8370 or email utilityclerk@city-plap.com
  • Go to http://www.city-plap.com/cityplap/services/e-services/ for the following services:
    – Sign up for e-billing
    – Request water turn on or off
    – Set up regular monthly payments to be withdrawn from your bank account
    – Set up quarterly pre-authorized payments to be withdrawn from your bank account
  • Make payments though your bank’s on-line banking system (be sure to choose CITY not RM)
  • Pay on-line via credit card through City’s web site using Paymentus – https://ipn.paymentus.com/rotp/CPLP
  • Payments can be put in the drop box at the front of City Hall or sent in the mail.
  • Pay via Interac e-transfer using the email payments@city-plap.com. Enter your account number into the message field (e-Transfer Instructions)

PARKING TICKETS

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES

  • Trailer license fees can be paid though preauthorized payment
  • Payment can be put in the drop box at the front of City Hall or sent in the mail.
  • Pay via Interac e-transfer using the email payments@city-plap.com. For Invoices/AR statements enter your Customer ID, example SMITH001 and Invoice number if any into the message field (e-Transfer Instructions)

BUSINESS LICENSE

Apply online – http://www.city-plap.com/cityplap/services/e-services/

If mailing payments, please send to:

City of Portage la Prairie
97 Saskatchewan Ave E
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8

For all other inquiries please call the general line 204-239-8309

Tax Department contact: 204-239-8308

Assessment & Property Taxes

The Province of Manitoba’s Assessment Branch completes a general re-assessment every 2 years. Assessment is the estimation of a property’s probable market value in accordance with The Municipal Assessment Act. Municipalities use the property value as a measure for calculating taxes. Every property owner has the opportunity to appeal their assessment at a Board of Revision meeting, which is held each fall. An Application for Revision of Assessment Roll can be downloaded and printed below.

Property Tax Payment & Prepayment Options

Tax Installment Payment Plan (T.I.P.P.)

Tax Sale

A Tax Sale is conducted annually in September of each year and includes properties with three years of unpaid taxes and penalties (i.e., current year plus the two preceding years).

Accommodation Tax

Additional Resources

Water Department contact: (204) 239-8370

Utility Rates

Utility E-Billing

Eliminate the need for paper water bills to be mailed to you. Sign up for E-Billing and we will deliver your bills to your email address. A green solution – less paper plus less paper to store or eventually dispose of in a secure manner. Click HERE to sign up for e-Billings.

Utility Payment Options

Additional Resources

  • Reading Your Water Meter: The City of Portage la Prairie will read your meter for billing purposes, however if you want to monitor your own water consumption, here’s how: Getting to Know Your Water Meter