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Financial Department

The Financial Department is led by:

The Financial 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 MPAC), multiplied by the current year’s Tax Rate (established by Council), less the Interim Billing.

Tax Bill Mailing Process

The Municipality strives to ensure that all tax notices are mailed out on time and to the most recent address in the Municipal Tax Billing System. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that payments are made in a timely manner, regardless of receipt of the tax notice. Address change forms can be found under Forms/Permits and must be submitted to the office.

Note: Mailing address changes are shared with Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. (MPAC).

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 is printed on your Property Assessment Notice. To learn more about the RfR process and to download an application form please visit the MPAC website page.

As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property’s assessed value. Property owners can Update Mailing Address online with MPAC.

Payment Methods:

  • e-Transfer: The Municipality is set up for auto deposit Interac e-Transfers for tax payments as well as other payments. Funds can be sent to eft@huronshores.ca
  • Interac/Debit Card: Interac/Debit card services are available at the Municipal Office. Fees may apply.
  • E-Payments: Online payments are available through eBilling. Setup your account by following the step-by-step instructions. Pay each tax bill individually. When paying please include your 19-digit roll number without any dashes (e.g. 5724000001135790000). 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 financial institution branch, by telephone or online. Note: When paying taxes online or by telephone, if you have more than one tax bill, to ensure the correct amounts are applied to the respective tax bills.
  • Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Tax Payment Program: Ratepayers can voluntarily enter into a 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 more about this payment option.
  • Cash or cheques, in Canadian funds are also accepted.

Public Sector Salary Disclosure

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) requires that, under the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, Municipalities must annually disclose the salaries of any employees earning $100,000.00 or more. Please click on the link below to view the Statement advising that the Municipality of Huron Shores has no employee salaries to disclose for the calendar year 2021.


Financial Services

Tax Rates and Ratios

By-law #22-31 – Establish 2022 Tax Ratios
By-law 22-32 – Establish 2022 Tax RatesSchedule “A” 2022 Budget

The 2022 budget has resulted in a 5.502% increase to the overall residential tax rate. View By-law #22-32 that establishes the 2022 Tax Rates. The 2022 Tax Rates were established by Council at the April 27, 2022, Regular Meeting.


Financial Statements

The Municipality’s 2021 Financial Statements, as prepared and presented by municipal auditor KPMG LLP, were approved at the June 8, 2022 Regular Meeting of Council via Resolution #22-15-02.  The 2021 Financial Statements for the year ended December 31st, 2021, are now available for viewing at the Municipal Office during regular office hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by clicking on the links below.


Asset Management Policy and Plan

The Municipal Capital Asset Management Plan received update in 2022 and the Asset Management Policy was approved at the June 12, 2019, Regular Meeting via By-law #19-38. In addition, please view the Capital Asset Summary Worksheets.

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