Changes to Property Assessment Appeal Deadlines
For the 2017 tax year, property owners will have 120 days from the Issue Date of their 2016 Property Assessment Notice to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR). The historical March 31st RfR deadline does not apply for the 2017 tax year. The Issue Date and the unique RfR deadline are included on every Property Assessment Notice.
Important Tax Information
The 2017 Final Residential tax bills were mailed on June 2nd, 2017. If you have not received your bill(s) prior to the July due date, please contact our office.
The final residential tax bill will be payable in two installments; July 21st and September 15th, 2017. This bill was calculated using the 2017 assessment multiplied by the 2017 applicable tax rate(s), less the interim billing amount.
Payments received after May 23rd may not be reflected on your final tax bill. Please note that any overdue amounts do not include penalty/interest for June or 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 & Form
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.
To view the different payment options available, click here.
To download a copy of the Preauthorization Payment Form click here.
2017 Final Tax Insert Newsletter and Information Inserts
- 2017 Final Res Newsletter
- 2017 Additional Newsletter Insert – Community Services
- 2017 Additional Newsletter Insert – Recycling
- 2017 Additional Newsletter Insert – HHHS
- 2017 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)
- 2017 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.