The Treasury Department personnel are as follows: Municipal Treasurer/Tax Collector/Lottery Licensing Officer Sandra Leach, AMCT; Assistant Treasurer Kevin Philipow; Receptionist/Accounting Assistant Sara Leach.
The Treasury Department issues property tax bills two (2) times per year:
Interim Tax Bills are issued at the beginning of March with installments due the last business day in March and May. Taxes owing are calculated based on 50% of the previous year’s Total Taxes.
Final Tax Bills are issued at the beginning of September with installments due the last business day in September and November. Taxes owing are calculated based on the current assessment (established by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, MPAC) multiplied by the current year’s Tax Rate (established by Council), less the Interim Billing.
If you have concerns regarding the assessed value of your property you may contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR). The deadline for submitting a Request for Reconsideration for the 2016 tax year is March 31st.
NEW: To file an RfR for the 2017 Tax Year, property owners will have 120 days following the issue date of the 2016 Property Assessment Notice from MPAC. To learn more about the RfR process and to download an application form please visit the MPAC website page. Request for Reconsideration (RfR) Forms are also available at the Municipal Office.
- E-Payments: On-line property tax payment is available at huronshores.ca. To remit payments via this secure service, simply click on the bright red button, login, and set up your account by following the step-by-step instructions. When paying please include your 19-digit roll number without any dashes (e.g. 5724000001135790000). Pay each tax bill individually. Allow two (2) business days to receive your account confirmation. NOTE: a fee will be charged by the provider for this service.
- Canadian Financial Institution: Payment may be remitted via your local financial institution branch, by telephone or on-line. NOTE: When paying taxes on line or by telephone, if you have more than one tax bill, please make sure that the correct amounts are applied to the respective tax bills.
- In Person: Cash or cheques, in Canadian funds only, are accepted at the Municipal Office. Interac/Debit Card service is not available.
- NEW!! Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Tax Payment Program: It’s a voluntary program authorizing your financial institution to make property tax payments on your behalf through automatic withdrawals from your bank account. Please click here to download the required form and learn further details about this new payment option.
The Municipality strives to ensure that all tax notices are mailed out on time and to the most recent address on the assessment roll. Address changes MUST be submitted to the office in writing. Here is the Address Change Form. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that payments are made in a timely manner, regardless of receipt of the tax notice.
Residential Tax Rate Increase
The 2017 budget has resulted in a 2.0% increase to the overall residential tax rate. View By-law #17-46 that establishes the 2017 Tax Rates. The 2017 Tax Rates were established by Council at the June 14th, 2017, Regular Meeting. To view the Tax Rate by-law and other frequently cited by-laws, please visit the By-laws page of this site.
The 2016 Financial Statements are available for viewing at the Municipal Office or view the Financial Statements category posts.
Asset Management Plan
Council adopted the provincially-mandated Municipal Energy Plan at the June 25th, 2014, Regular Meeting via By-law #14-41. Please click here to visit the Municipal Energy Plan and Annual Reports page for further information.
Please visit the By-laws page of this site to view the above-noted by-laws and other frequently requested by-laws.