Tax Rates & MPAC Assessments
MPAC Property Assessments
Your property taxes are calculated using the most recent Notice of Assessment mailed to property owners from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Visit MPAC for more information on understanding your property assessment.
If you disagree with your assessment, you may appeal it in one of two ways, through a Request for Reconsideration or through an Appeal to the Assessment Review Board.
i) Request for Reconsideration (RfR)
Click here to access the Request for Reconsideration Form available on the Township’s Forms & Payment Options webpage.
ii) Appeal to the Assessment Review Board
The forms are available on-line at MPAC, or by contacting the Township office. Information for filing a Request for Reconsideration or appeal to the Assessment Review Board can be found on your Notice of Assessment, MPAC’s website, or by contacting MPAC by at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722).
To assist you in filing either a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) or an appeal to the Assessment Review Board you should compare your assessment to at least six other similar properties. You may gather this information via MPAC’s “About My Property” portal.
Farming properties must have a valid Farm Business Registration (FBR) number and the property must be assessed as farm in order to qualify for the farm tax rate. Information is available from AGRICORP, MPAC, or the Township Office.
Managed Forest properties must file a managed forest plan with the Ministry of Natural Resources in order to qualify for the managed forest tax rate. Information is available from MNR, MPAC, or the Township Office.
Any time you are requesting information regarding your property, your property tax roll number will be required.
Why does the township issue interim tax bills?
The municipality issues an interim tax bill in March due to financial obligations that must be met prior to the approval of the annual budget. The interim billing is approximately 50% of the previous year’s annualized tax bill.
When is the interim bill due?
The interim tax bill is issued in March with one installment due the last business day of March. If payment is not received by the respective due date, a penalty of 1.25% (15% per annum) is calculated on the overdue balance and added to the applicable account on the first day of each month.
Calculating final tax bills
The amount of property tax owing on your land and/or buildings is the result of a calculation based on the following five factors:
- The assessed value of your property as determined by MPAC.
- The relevant tax class(es) your property falls into.
- The relevant township tax rate(s) for the applicable class as set annually by Municipal Council.
- The relevant tax rate(s) for the United Counties of SDG applicable to each class as set annually by County Council.
- The relevant tax rate for Education (school support) for each applicable class set annually by the Province of Ontario.
The Municipality will issue final tax bills for the current year once all the applicable tax rates are passed by the various legislative bodies. Historically, the final tax bill is due in two installments, on the last business day of June and September.
How are assessments done?
To establish your property’s assessed value, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) analyzes property sales in your area. These sales provide a basis for the assessed values of similar properties. MPAC continually collects information about properties to ensure that those with similar features (age, size, location, construction, etc.) have similar assessed values. This method is known as Current Value Assessment (CVA).
Click here to assess the Property Assessment Procedures section of MPAC’s website.
Who can I call regarding property assessment?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing all property in Ontario. Its main responsibility is to calculate assessment values and to classify properties according to their use. These values are provided to the municipality on an annual assessment roll. Any questions regarding your assessed value should be directed to MPAC by telephone at 1-866-296-6722, by Clicking here to access the Contact Us Form on MPAC’s website or by mail addressed to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, 1340 Pickering Parkway, Suite 101, Pickering ON L1V 0C4