Register for Deposit of PILT Payments

Municipalities and other taxing authorities must register to receive their Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments via electronic payment which directly deposit funds into the taxing authority's bank account.

A Procurement Business Number (PBN) for PILT Payments is a prerequisite

The Procurement Business Number, or PBN, is a standard identifier for doing business with the federal government, so the taxing authority may already have a PBN. However, to use electronic payments for deposit of PILT payments to the taxing authority's bank account, a unique PBN, used for PILT payments only, is required. It must be distinct from other PBNs your taxing authority may have for receiving other payments from Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). If your taxing authority does not have a PBN for PILT payments specifically, it must obtain one by registering in the Supplier Registration Information (SRI) system or by phone at 1-800-811-1148.


To register for the receipt of PILT Payments by electronic payment your taxing authority will need to complete the following Electronic Payment Request form.

Open and print the registration form, complete off-line and return to your Regional PILT Office by mail, e-mail or fax. For the contact information for each regional office, refer to Contact the PILT Program.

Note: Prior to making your first electronic payment, PWGSC may have to do a test payment to ensure that the money is deposited to the correct account.

PILT Program
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Portage III – 8A2
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0S5
Toll Free: 1-866-258-7774
Fax: 819-956-1600