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Property Taxes

Kim Seguin, Treasurer/Tax Collector
1695 Emsdale Road, PO Box 70
Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0
705-636-5941
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Kellen Robinson, Finance Administrative Assistant
1695 Emsdale Road, PO Box 70
Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0
705-636-5941
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The Township of Perry issues two tax billings per year with two installments per billing. The Interim Tax Notices are sent out in January, with installment due dates of February 25th and April 25th, and the Final Tax Notices are issued in July, with installment due dates of August 25th and October 25th. If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, it is moved to the next regular business day.

The Township of Perry is currently accepting the following payment methods for property taxes:

1. Online/Telephone Banking: Please use “Perry Township Taxes” as the Payee and your roll number starting with “4914” less the final four zeros as your fifteen digit account number.

2. Pre-Authorized Debit: Payments can be spread out over 12 months or set up for payments on the installment due dates. Please complete the pre-authorized debit agreement form and return it to the Municipal Office.

3. Cheques: Cheque payments may be dropped off at the Municipal Office or sent in by mail. Post-dated cheques are accepted and will be held until the specified date. If cheques are being mailed in, please include your remittance stubs alongside the cheque. Please make cheques payable to the “Township of Perry”.

4. Cash: In person at the Municipal Office.

5. Credit/Debit Card: In person at the Municipal Office, or online through Plastiq, a third party service provider. To pay with MasterCard, Visa or American Express using Plastiq, go to https://www.plastiq.com/pay-township-of-perry---tax/v11884/. Please note you will have to create an account and that payments may take 3-5 business days to be processed. A Plastiq service fee of 2.85% will be applied. Payments made via credit card at the Municipal Office are subject to a 2% processing fee.

If you have not received your tax notice, please contact the Tax Department. The Township of Perry Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter a penalty and/or interest charge on late payments for any reason. Failure to receive a notice does NOT relieve your responsibility to pay property taxes or any interest/penalty charges levied due to late payment.

If you have moved or changed your address, please contact the Municipal Office, or complete the Change of Mailing Address Form and return it to the Finance Department by email.

Requests for Tax Certificates can be sent to the Finance Department by email and will be issued upon receipt of the written request and confirmation of the prescribed fee. The current fee for a tax certificate is $45.00 per assessment roll number.

A tax sale is the process followed by a municipality to recover unpaid property taxes through the sale of the property in arrears. Properties become eligible for the initiation of tax sale proceedings once they become two years in arrears. If you are considering participating in a tax sale, it is highly recommended that you seek independent legal advice prior to placing a bid. Entering upon a property advertised for tax sale proceedings is considered to be trespassing.

The Township of Perry utilizes www.ontariotaxsales.ca for all properties being sold by tax sale. The information for active tax sales will also be posted on the Township's Bids and Tenders Page.

The Township of Perry currently offers two property tax assistance programs. For more information on these programs, please review the application forms listed below, or contact the Municipal Office.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario. Assessment updates are conducted every four years, and MPAC sends out a Property Assessment Notice to all property owners in Ontario. Property Assessment Notices are also issued in the event of a change to property ownership, legal description, or school support; a change to the property’s value resulting from a Request for Reconsideration, an Assessment Review Board decision, or ongoing property reviews; a property value increase/decrease reflecting a change to the property including the addition of a new structure or removal of an old structure; or a change in the classification or tax liability of the property.

For information on how assessment works, market trends, the Request for Reconsideration process and property assessment and taxation, visit www.mpac.ca/. If you would like to see the information MPAC has on file for your property or compare your property to others in your area, you can visit aboutmyproperty.ca/ and login using the Roll Number and Access Key located on your Property Assessment Notice.

Do you have questions about your Property Assessment Notice? Visit aboutmyproperty.ca/ or contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-6722 or TTY at 1-877-889-6722.

How are my property taxes calculated?

MPAC has released an informative video detailing how your property taxes are calculated. To view the video, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWry5i3TBU.