ONLINE TAX PAYMENTS

The Township of Kerns now accepts Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) payments from the following major financial institutions for property taxes:

  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Desjardins
  • TD Canada Trust (TD Bank)

To pay property taxes by EFT, residents will first need to add the Township of Kerns as a payee in the bill payment section of their financial institution’s website. Current payee names for each corresponding financial institution are as follows1:

Financial Institution Payee on Website
RBC CORP. OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KERNS TAX
Scotia Bank CORP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KERN
CIBC KERNS (TOWNSHIP OF) TAX
Desjardins TOWNSHIP OF KERNS – TAXES
TD Canada Trust KERNS (TOWNSHIP OF) TAX

1Plesase confirm with each financial institution as payee names are subject to change.

In addition to the payee name, residents will also require their Roll Number. This 19-digit number can be found in the top right-hand corner on a recent property tax bill or receipt (5424-000-001-#####-0000) and should be entered as per your financial institution’s instructions.

Property owners with more than one property will need to set up multiple accounts, using the corresponding roll number to ensure payments are applied to the correct property.

If you experience difficulty setting up an online payment, please contact your financial institution.

McCool Road Closure Notice

Due to recent rainfall and flooding McCool Road is closed until further notice. Call the township office for more information at 705-647-5439. Thank you for your understanding while the road work takes place to repair the damage.

Half Load Restriction in Effect

User Fee By-Law 2023-12

Fire Permits

The Township of Kerns offers fire permits free of charge. Small campfires in fire pit do NOT require a permit. Any uncontained burning requires a permit.  Please fill out the application and return it to the Municipal office (email – admin@kerns.ca or  in person at 903303 Hanbury Road). Please plan ahead to allow sufficient time for the application to be approved.

1. Fire Permit application – Kerns

Library

As per resolution 2022-006, passed at the January 4 2022 Kerns Township Council meeting, Kerns Township will reimburse Kerns Twp Residents $60.00 to cover some of the cost for purchasing a Library card for the City of Temiskaming Shores Library.  As per Council, this will include all cards purchased at any time in the year 2022 and going forward, but is subject to change from time to time as per Council Resolution.

Residents of Kerns township have library privileges at the Township of Armstrong/Earlton Library free of charge.

Recycling Materials

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All recyclable material brought into the recycling containers at the landfill site have to be discarded LOOSELY in the containers.  Please DO NOT put your recyclable material in garbage bags!

The only exemption is for shredded paper which has to be in CLEAR plastic bags.

If the materials are not discarded properly, extra charges are billed to the townships, therefore reflecting additional expenses.

 

Thank you!