Under the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, property owners have unlimited access to their own property information, including assessments and tax information however, we do not give out personal or tax information over the phone. Please submit a written request to order a tax certificate.
Provincial legislation specifies that the funds for schools are to be collected by municipalities. The province requisitions revenue they require from the Town and the total levy is distributed among taxpayers through their property tax bills. People who do not own property contribute indirectly through their rental or lease agreements.
Tax Notices are sent to the property owner on record when the taxes are calculated. If you purchased a property and did not receive a tax notice, contact the Town Office to ensure that the taxes are paid.
A penalty will be applied September 1 on any outstanding taxes for the current year. A second penalty will be applied October 1 on any outstanding taxes for the current year. Any outstanding balance on December 31 will receive a penalty on January 1 of the following year.
Taxes in arrears for more than three years will be subject to the Tax Recovery, and offered for sale by the Municipality.