How the contribution works

Do you have a business downtown? You are a member of the SDC Montréal centre-ville! At the beginning of the year, you will receive an invoice for your annual contribution, which must be paid in full by June 1st.Members must be in good standing to have voting rights at SDC meetings.

The basis for calculating the contribution is determined at the Annual General Meeting. It must be fair and transparent.

The contribution is calculated based on:

  • the surface area of the premises occupied;
  • the non-residential property value of the premises.

The minimum and maximum contribution amounts are also set at the General Meeting. Other factors may influence the annual contribution:

  • the adoption of the annual operating budget;
  • Montréal’s triennial property assessment roll.

Collecting the contribution

The city of Montréal handles invoicing and collecting the annual contributions. These are then transferred to SDC Montréal centre-ville.

If you have any questions about your invoice or a change of address, please contact the city directly at 311 (from the island of Montréal) or 514-872-0311 (from outside Montréal).

Learn about the 2024 contribution

How to pay your contribution

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Frequently asked questions: SDC contribution

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