Property Assessment Appeal Deadlines
For the 2018 to 2020 tax year, property owners will have until March 31st of the applicable tax year to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR).
Important Tax Information
The 2019 Final Residential tax bills were mailed on June 14, 2019. If you have not received your bill(s) prior to the July due date, please contact our office. Tax bills for owners on the Ten Month Preauthorized Payment Plan will be mailed later in June.
The Final tax bill will be payable in two installments; July 19th, 2019 and September 20th, 2019. This bill has been calculated using the 2019 assessment multiplied by the 2019 applicable tax rate(s), less the interim billing amount.
Payments received after June 5th may not be reflected on your tax bill. Please note that any overdue amounts do not include penalty/interest for July. Please contact our office for a current balance.
The Final Commercial/Industrial/Multi-residential tax bills are anticipated to be mailed in August. Bills with both commercial and residential assessments will be mailed together at that time.
Property owners are responsible to provide to the Municipal Office written notification of any address change.
Failure to receive your tax bill does not exempt penalty charges from being applied to a tax account.
Payment Options & Procedures
Your taxes may be paid via pre-authorized payment or telephone/internet banking services of the CIBC, Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia or any Canadian Credit Union. Payment may be mailed to our postal address; if you require a receipt please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope. You may also pay your taxes by debit, cheque or cash in person at the Municipal Office, using the Pritchard Lane entrance.
Please note that if you use telephone or internet banking to pay your taxes, a separate account is required for each roll number. Your account is the 19 digit roll number found on your tax bill that starts with 4616. As we move forward with automatic uploading of payment information, it is even more important that you use the correct account information.
The Township will not be held responsible for any penalty or interest charges resulting from inaccurate account information. Please ensure that you are using the correct 19 digit number, and that each account is paid separately.
If you wish to pay by preauthorized payment, the Township offers the following plans. Forms are available on our website or at the Township office.
10 Month Payment Plan – February through June, payments are 10% of the previous year’s tax levy. July through November will be adjusted to reflect any increase/decrease in the current year’s total levy. Payments will be withdrawn on the last banking day of each month.
12 Month/Arrears Plan – a pre-approved amount will be withdrawn on the last business day of each month to clear up overdue taxes. Should you wish to use the 12 Month Plan for current tax payments, be advised that any portion of an installment not paid by the end of the month in which it is due will be subject to penalty. This is a set amount and is not automatically adjusted to account for tax increases; it is the owner’s responsibility to monitor their account balance and to contact the tax department to adjust the withdrawal amount should it not be sufficient to cover the levied amounts. Penalty will not be waived for any reason.
Due Date Plan – amounts will be deducted on the due dates as provided on your tax bill.
Or download the Preauthorization Payment Form
2019 Tax Insert Newsletters and Information Inserts
The newsletter is available in alternative formats and can be downloaded by clicking on the links provided below:
- 2019 Final Newsletter
- 2019 Final Newsletter ACC
- 2019 Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) Newsletter
- Preauthorized Payment Application Form
- 2019 Interim Newsletter
- 2019 Interim Newsletter ACC
- 2019 Tax Rate Comparison (6 Years)-General. The 6 year comparative tax rates related to properties not serviced or serviceable by the Municipal Water System (General)
- 2019 Tax Rate Comparison (6 Years)-Special Area. The 6 year comparative tax rates related to properties serviced or serviceable by the Municipal Water System (Special Area)
Please visit our Tenders & Tax Sales page of the website for available Tax Sales.
Tax Due Date History
To view the Tax Due Date history for All Classes, Click Here.