Property Tax Information
Property taxes provide the Municipality with the funds required to deliver many different day-to-day services and programs. Your property taxes are determined by multiplying the Current Value or "Assessment" of your property by the annual Tax Rate for the property type or "Property Class". Tax Bills are generally issued twice each year.
Interim Tax Billing
Interim Tax Due Dates 2017: February 24 and May 26
The first bill or "Interim Tax Bill" is issued in early February and is based on 50% of the previous year's taxes. Any property value reassessment carried out by MPAC and impacts from budgets for the Municipality, County, and School Boards (provincial) will be reflected on your Final Tax Billing expected in early August. Taxes are due on the noted due dates on your bill regardless of you receiving a bill.
Final Tax Billing
Final Tax Due Dates: August 25 and October 27
The Final Tax Bills are mailed out in early August with two due dates. Taxes are due on the noted due dates on your bill regardless of you receiving a bill.
Supplemental Tax Billing
If you have just purchased a newly constructed home or made any improvements or additions to your property, you may receive a supplemental tax bill for the increase in assessed value. The Supplemental Bill is in addition to what may have been previously billed on the property, even if the amounts are not yet due. Any amounts not paid by the due dates indicated on the bills will be subject to penalty/interest at a rate of 1.25% per month, on the first day of each month.
Your Property Assessment
Property owners are encouraged to visit aboutmyproperty.ca – MPAC’s secure, online, easy-to-use self-serve website that allows property owners to learn more about how their property was assessed, see the information MPAC has on file, as well as compare it to others in their neighbourhood/area.
Appealing Your Assessment
Anyone wishing to appeal his or her residential or farm assessment must file a "Request for Reconsideration" available by clicking MPAC, or picking up a form from the municipal office and filing no later than March 31st. Appeals to the Assessment Review Road (ARB) may be filed only if you have not received a satisfactory resolution via a request for reconsideration. ARB appeals must be filed within 90 days of receiving the response to a request for reconsideration. Extensions to these filing deadlines are not available. Commercial and Industrial properties have the option of appealing directly to the ARB by March 31st and are not obligated to file a request for reconsideration.
Commercial and Industrial property owners: If your property was vacant during 2016, you can file a Vacancy Rebate request with our office no later than February 24, 2017. Forms are available at the municipal office.