The following provides information on the Tax Rate and Assessment process. For information on billing and payments, please visit our Billing & Payments page.
What do my Taxes pay for?
Your taxes provide the following services:
- Road plowing and sanding
- General government services
- Fire protection services
- Protective inspections
- Street lighting
- Animal control
- Recreation facilities
- Parks and open spaces
- Road maintenance, signage
- Planning and zoning services
- Municipal drains, tile drain loans
- Policing services
- Cemetery Management
How are my Taxes calculated?
The amount of tax payable on your property is based on:
- the assessed value of your property
- the type of property you own (property class)
- the tax rate for your property
Property tax is calculated by multiplying the property assessment by the tax rate.
How is my property "Assessed"?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing the value of all properties in Ontario.
- You can access the value of properties in your area through AboutMyProperty, a free, self-service application provided by MPAC.
- If you have assessment questions or complaints, contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.
- Do you want to change the address to which your MPAC notices are sent? As a property owner, you will receive notices by mail from MPAC about your property's assessed value. If you wish to receive your notices at an address other than your property address, please visit the MPAC website to change your mailing address online.
- Do you disagree with your assessment? If you disagree with the assessment of your property, you can ask MPAC to review your assessment through the request for the reconsideration process.
MPAC is responsible for classifying properties in Ontario. If you have a question about your property tax assessment, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.
Farm Properties that meet the eligibility requirements are taxes 25% of the residential tax rate. An application for inclusion in the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program must be approved by Agricorp.
- Managed Forest Properties that meet the eligibility requirements are taxed 25% of the residential tax rate. An application for inclusion in the Managed Forest Class Tax Rate Program must be approved by the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).
There are three components to the Tax Rate:
- Municipal Portion: The rates for the municipal portion are established by the annual budget approved by North Middlesex Council.
- County Portion: The rates for the county portion are established by the annual budget approved by Middlesex County Council.
- Education Portion: The rates for the education portion are established by the Minister of Finance and are used to fund elementary and secondary schools in Ontario. Education tax rates are set under the Education Act.
Requesting Tax Certificate
A certified tax certificate may be ordered by written request to the municipal office. The following information must by included in the request:
- Owner(s) Name
- Legal Description
- Municipal Address
- Roll Number
The fee for a tax certificate is $50.
Historical Tax Rate Summaries