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Property Tax Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has postponed the 2020 Assessment Update. More information can be found by visiting www.mpac.ca

Once the annual budgets (Municipality of Hastings Highlands, Hastings County and Hastings School Boards) are completed, the annual tax rates are then compiled and applied to the property assessments, as set out in the Provincial Regulations which require the County (Upper Tier) to establish any required tax policies; and which determines the property owner’s taxes for the current year.

Please click on the links below for more detailed information on the Municipality’s tax information.

Tax Certificates are $65 and Zoning Compliance Letters are $100 (no tax) Subject to change in 2021

Municipal Tax Billing 2020

  • INTERIM TAX BILLS ARE MAILED OUT IN FEBRUARY 2020
  • 1st Installment are due March 24, 2020
  • 2nd Installment are due May 19, 2020
  • FINAL TAX BILLS ARE MAILED IN JULY 2020
  • 3rd Installments are due August 18, 2020
  • 4th Installment are due Oct 20, 2020

Please Note:
-Tax Bills are payable on their due dates.
-Interim Taxes (March & May) are based on 50 % of last year’s Taxes.
-Final Taxes (August & October) are based on current MPAC Assessment & Current Municipal, County, and Education Tax Rates

All ratepayers who are on Pre-authorized Payment Plan have monthly payment amounts change in January for the first six months and will have in July for the next six months. No notification is given prior to the payment amount changing in any given year.

Assessment Resource Guide for Residents

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Updated property values coming this year

 Every four years, the Municipal Property Association (MPAC) sends out a Property Assessment Notice to all Ontario property owners.
 
Property Assessment Notices will be mailed from May to September, and will reflect the updated value of your property as of January 1, 2019. Municipalities will use your assessment to calculate your 2021-2024 property taxes.
 
When you receive your Notice, review it and keep it for your records.
 
Want to learn more?

Visit www.mpac.ca and log onto AboutMyProperty, an online tool to:
 
·       Learn how your property was assessed
·       See the information MPAC has on file for your property
·       Compare your assessed value to other similar properties in your area
·       File a Request for Reconsideration if you disagree with your property’s assessed value

Key Messages for Property Owners

Property owners are able to access www.aboutmyproperty.ca when they receive their Property Assessment Notice in the mail. Login details are included on every Notice mailed. Visitors to the site can also view videos explaining assessment.

VIDEO: AboutMyProperty Overview

When owners receive their Property Assessment Notice, they should review it. No further action is required unless an owner has questions or disagrees with their assessed value or classification. If an owner doesn’t agree with their assessment, they have the option to file a request for reconsideration (see link to video below).

VIDEO: The Request for Reconsideration Process

Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program

To request that a property be eligible for the farm property classes, a request must be filed with the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). More information is available on the Ministry’s website

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

To request that a property be eligible for the managed forest tax incentive program, a request must be filed. More information is available at Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

Tax Information Documents