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 $60 and Zoning Compliance Letters are $100 (no tax) Subject to change in 2019
Municipal Tax Billing 2019
- Final Tax Bills were mailed out on July 10th, 2019
- 3rd installment was due August 20, 2019
- 4th installment was due October 22, 2019
Please note that the Tax Bills are payable on their due dates.
All ratepayers who are on Pre-authorized Payment Plan had monthly payment amounts change in Jan 2019 for the first six months and will have in July 2019 for the next six months. No notification is given prior to the payment amount changing in any given year.
Assessment Resource Guide for Residents
Updated November 2016
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
This year, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is updating the assessed values of every property in Ontario. These changes take affect starting in the 2017 tax year. More specifically, Hastings Highlands residents will see this updated assessment affect their tax bills mailed in July, 2017.
MPAC’s Website: www.mpac.ca
Key Messages for Property Owners
Property owners are able to access www.aboutmyproperty.ca when they receive their 2016 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).
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