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Property Tax

Property taxes provide municipalities with the funds they need to deliver the programs and services residents depend on each day. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) determines a market value for every property in the Province of Ontario. Property values are then provided to municipalities in the form of an assessment roll.

Once the annual municipal budget has been determined, tax rates are determined using the assessment roll provided by MPAC. Tax rates differ between for various tax classes (i.e., residential, industrial, commercial, etc.). Assessment values are based on a January 1, 2016 valuation date and are being phased in up to 2020.

The City is also required to collect education taxes for school boards and an education tax rate is included on your property tax bill.

Tax Due Dates

The interim tax levy is calculated based on 50% of the annualized property taxes for the prior year. Interim tax due dates are Tuesday, March 5, 2019 and Monday, May 6, 2019.

Final 2019 tax bills will be mailed in late May, due in two installments, Friday, July 5, 2019 and Thursday, September 5, 2019.

You may email your tax inquiries to citytax@cityssm.on.ca.

Christine Pascall
Manager of Accounting / Tax Collector
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