Property Taxes and Assessment
2022 Interim property tax bills have been mailed
- Consistent with prior years, the Interim billing amount is approved at 50% of the property taxes paid in 2021. Changes resulting from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment updates are reflected on the tax bill. An adjustment on the tax bill titled "2022 Interim Tax Cap Adjustment" reflects any adjustment necessary to meet the 50% limitation. Changes resulting from the Final 2022 Municipal/Education Tax Rates will be reflected on the Final 2022 tax bill, which is mailed in June.
- If you have not received your bill by February 1, 2022, please call 311 or contact email@example.com by email.
- Due dates for regular tax payments are February 16, March 16 and April 13, 2022.
- The City also offers three convenient pre-authorized payment plans (PAP). Due dates for each of the PAP plans are as follows:
- Installment Date Plan: February 16, March 16, April 13, 2022
- Mid-Month Plan: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 16 and June 15, 2022
- End-of-Month Plan: February 28, March 31, April 29, May 31 and June 30, 2022
Business Property Tax Deferral Plan
On January 17, 2022, City Council approved measures to assist businesses in the community impacted by the recent closures imposed by the Province on January 5, 2022. Included in the assistance is a deferral of the February tax installment on eligible businesses defined as follows:
- Total property tax levy for 2021 was $50,000 or less, and
- Property owner has enrolled in or has submitted an application to enroll in a pre-authorized payment plan such that the deferred amount is then collected equally from the remaining approved Interim withdrawal date
Enrollment in this deferral program is not automatic, and property owners must submit an application form for each property that qualifies for the program.
The Business Tax payment Deferral Application Form is due back to the municipality by February 10, 2022. Please review the form in detail, as it provides more information on eligibility and how the program will be administered. Please note that if the property is not already on a PAP plan a new PAP sign-up form will be required for each property along with the deferral form.
Provincial Relief for Businesses
The Province recently announced extended measures to assist Ontario businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This included a $10,000 grant and/or a partial or full recovery of property taxes and electricity costs during business closure. More information related to the provincial program can be found on the Government of Ontario's web page Businesses: Get Help with COVID-19 Costs.