Treasury and Taxes
The Treasury Department is responsible for all municipal funds.
Taxes are billed twice per year. Each bill has stubs for two installments.
Payments may be made through telephone banking, online banking, pre-authorized withdrawal and by debit card. We do not accept credit cards. You can register for paperless billing by emailing your account number, name, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our subdivisions are on municipal water systems. Meters are read and billed monthly. Rates are based on a sliding scale.
What Is MPAC?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities. Their role is to accurately assess and classify all properties in Ontario according to the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Ontario Government.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following Q&As will help answer questions that many property owners have about the 2020 Assessment Update.
2020 Assessment Update
The Ontario government has announced that the 2020 Assessment Update has been postponed. They have indicated that property assessments for the 2021 property tax year will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2021 property tax year will be the same as the 2020 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property.
In 2016, we mailed a Property Assessment Notice to every property owner in the province – assessing more than five million properties in Ontario. Your 2016 Notice reflects the assessed value and classification of your property as of January 1, 2016 and this will be used as the basis for calculating your 2021 property taxes.
Pre Authorized Payment Plan
Residents may choose one of two options for their pre authorized payment plan for property taxes. They may pay by installment due date or on a monthly payment plan.
» Download the Pre Authorized Payment Plan Payor Authorization Form
Monthly Payment Plan
Your Interim Tax Bill will be divided into six equal installments which will be withdrawn on the 15th of each month from January to June. The Final Tax Bill will be apportioned in the same manner and withdrawn from your bank account on the 15th of each month from July to December.
If you join the plan after there have already been withdrawals for the year we will divide the amount owing by the number of months remaining in which to cover that bill. For example, if you join in March but after the 15th your remaining balance will be divided into three payments and withdrawn from April to June.
You may, optionally, elect to pay the missed installments by cheque in order to lower the subsequent withdrawals.
Supplemental Tax Bills
Should you receive a supplemental tax bill for added assessment, for example a new sunroom, this amount will be factored into the remaining withdrawals. Again, should you wish to pay these amounts outside of the plan you may. If your Supplemental is for multiple years or for an unusually large amount you may contact the Tax Collector to discuss a payment plan.
A pre authorized payment plan is also available for water billings. The only option available for water customers is to have payments withdrawn on the billing due date. You are able to receive paperless billing for Water bills. To register for paperless billing by email your account number, name, and email address to email@example.com.
» Go to Water Rates table
A service charge of $I0.00 will be added to your account for any returned items. The missed payment, plus the charge, will be added to the next withdrawal or may be replaced outside of the plan. Should more than one item be returned, your payment plan will be discontinued.
Should you have any questions concerning preauthorized payment of taxes or water, please contact Cathy Crawford, Tax and Water Collector at 519.941.3599 ext. 223.