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Property Assessment MPAC

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.

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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
$100,000 x 0.02152318 = $2,152.32

Assessed Value x Education Tax Rate = Amount of Education Property Tax
$100,000 x 0.00153 = $153.00

Municipal Property Tax + Education Property Tax = Your Property Tax
$2,152.32 + $153.00 = $2,305.32

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:

  • Final Tax Rates 2024 (By-Law 4588, By-Law 4587)
  • Final Tax Rates 2023 (By-Law 4530, By-Law 4529)
  • Final Tax Rates 2022 (By-Law 4467, By-Law 4465, By-Law 4466)
  • Final Tax Rates 2021 (By Law 4414, By Law 4413, By-Law 4416)
  • Final Tax Rates 2020 (By-Law 4367, By-Law 4368 and By-Law 4366)
  • Final Tax Rates 2019 (By-Law 4308, By-Law 4309 and By-Law 4316)
  • Final Tax Rates 2018 (By-Law 4243)
  • Final Tax Rates 2017 (By-Law 4171 and 4173
  • Final Tax Rates 2016 (By-Law 4091 and 4094)
  • Final Tax Rates 2015 (By-Law 4028 and 4031)

The following enforcement methods are to be used:

  • Interest levy (monthly statements)
  • Reminder notices
  • Telephone contact
  • Personalized letters
  • Registered letters
  • Rent seizures
  • Court action
  • Bailiff
  • Tax Sale Registration

Payment Options

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 adjustments made under Sections 441 and 357 of the Municipal Act;
  • Assessment Review Board and OMB decisions;
  • Payments that have been received before month end, but have not been processed through the cashiers prior to the interest levy;
  • Approved by the Treasurer as gross or manifest clerical errors.

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:

Interim Levy
Last business day of February
Last business day of April

Final Levy
Last business day of June
Last business day of August

  • Any applicable local improvement charges, sewage levy and BIA charges are included in both levies.
  • Taxes are presently levied on two (2) tax bills with two (2) installment due dates on each tax bill.
  • The first bill, known as the interim bill, is based on 50% of the previous year's total residential annualized taxes.
  • The second bill, known as the final bill, is based on the current year's tax rates less the amount levied under the interim bill.
  • Supplementary taxes are billed as soon as possible upon receipt of the supplementary listings from the Regional Assessment Office.

Reminder Notices

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 Collection

  1. After 30 days of a due date, taxpayers in arrears are sent a reminder notice (statement) requesting payment of the outstanding balance in full or to contact the tax collector in order to arrange for suitable payment.
  2. After 45 days of a due date, taxpayers in arrears are contacted by telephone.
  3. After 60 days of a due date, taxpayers in arrears are sent a personalized letter requesting payment in full or to contact the tax collector in order to arrange for suitable payment. For rental properties, the personalized letter will inform that rent seizure may be implemented.
  4. After 75 days of a due date, taxpayers in arrears are contacted by telephone.
  5. After 90 days of a due date, taxpayers in arrears are sent a registered letter stating that Small Claims Court proceedings will begin in 15 days if no payments or arrangements are made. For rental properties, the registered letter will state that rent seizure will be implemented in 15 days if no payments or arrangements are made.
  6. After 120 days of a due date, accounts in arrears are sent to the Small Claims Court for collection. For rental properties, rent seizure is implemented and a letter is sent to the tenants advising them to remit their rent payments directly to the Town.

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.

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