Every municipality in Ontario is a member of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), a non-share capital, not-for-profit Corporation whose main responsibility is to provide its customers - property owners, tenants, municipalities, and government and business stakeholders - with consistent and accurate property assessments.
MPAC administers a uniform, province-wide property assessment system based on current value assessment in accordance with the provisions of the Assessment Act. It provides municipalities with a range of assessment services, which includes preparing an annual assessment roll for use by a municipality in calculating property taxes.
AboutMYProperty is a secure, online service that provides property taxpayers with convenient access to property assessment information.
Through AboutMyProperty, property taxpayers can access, free of charge, property assessment information, site information, lot size and recent sales information on their own property and similar properties.
|Residential property taxes are calculated using your assessed value, a municipal tax rate, and an education tax rate which is set by the Province.
The formula is as follows:
Assessed Value x Municipal Tax Rate = Amount of Municipal Property Tax
Assessed Value x Education Tax Rate = Amount of Education Property Tax
Municipal Property Tax + Education Property Tax = Your Property Tax
If you have any questions about your Property Assessment Notice, assessed value, or about assessment in general, please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, toll-free at 1-866-296-6722.
|A breakdown of the Total Tax Rate by each taxing entity is provided below for each of the last 3 years.|
Method of Collection
|The following enforcement methods are to be used:
Taxes are payable at the municipal office and through all financial institutions within the municipality.
Payments will be in the form of cash, cheques or pre-authorized payments. Cheques post-dated to the installment due date will be accepted and held by the Tax Collector.
Bills can also be paid though online banking and pre-authorized payment plan.
Non-sufficient Funds (NSF) Cheques
NSF cheques and returned cheques are subject to a processing fee.
Interest and Penalty
Interest is added to all outstanding or overdue taxes on the first day of each month. The rate of interest is established by a municipal by-law and applied to all arrears (1.25% per month; 15% per year).
Interest is adjusted only in accordance with:
Tax Billing Cycle
Taxes are levied on the basis of two (2) billings per year as established by municipal by-laws.
The installments have due dates as follows:
The notices of arrears are sent to remind the taxpayer of the current delinquency with respect to taxation and also to determine whether discrepancies exist within the account that should be followed up on an immediate basis.
In those months of the year in which no billing is delivered or due, a notice of past due taxes is sent to the taxpayers whose accounts are in arrears.
However, no reminder notice is sent to those accounts in which the minimum balance is $5.00 or less, except for the first set of reminder notices after a billing is due.
|Tax sales are authorized by the Municipal Tax Sales Act, R.S.O. 1990. It should be noted that tax sales are a last resort and every possible means of collecting should be used to avoid employing the provisions of this Act.|
|A Tax Certificate is a legal document that includes information such as legal description, current installments, and arrears, if any for a property. A lawyer or mortgage company can request this document, if they can provide proof of interest in the subject property. Applicants must mail a written request noting the property address and roll number along with payment. Please allow 5 business days to process Tax Certificates once the request is received.
For more information contact the Tax Department.
|Properties in the Commercial or Industrial tax classes that have been vacant for three (3) consecutive months may apply for a tax rebate. The application deadline is the last day of February in the year following the taxation year being applied for. Download the application form here.|