The Treasury Department personnel are as follows: Municipal Treasurer/Tax Collector/Lottery Licensing Officer Sandra Leach, AMCT; Assistant Treasurer Kevin Philipow; Receptionist/Accounting Assistant Natashia Roberts.
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.
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
Please visit the By-laws page of this site to view the above-noted by-laws and other frequently requested by-laws.