Property taxes provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by Englehart and the School Boards.
Each property is assigned a tax class depending on the use of purpose of the property. Annual tax rates are set according to annual budgets for the Municipality, District Services and Province (Education). These tax rates are then applied to each tax class. We calculate the tax levy by using the applicable tax rate and assessed value assigned to each property.
We generate two tax bills and there are four installment due dates:
- Interim Tax Bill is mailed at the beginning of March
- Final Tax Bill is mailed at the beginning of July
Due Dates are the last business day of:
As a property owner you are responsible for knowing when taxes are due, please click here for the schedule for Property Tax billings and due dates. If you have not received your bill by the end of March or July, please contact our office by calling 705-544-2244.
There are several ways for property owners to pay their property tax bills. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, interac and online bill payments.
Cash, Cheque & Interac Payments
Payments made by cash, cheque or interac can be done at the Municipal Office located at 61 Fifth Avenue. Should you be unable to attend the office during regular business hours, you may place your payment in the secure drop box located to the left of the front door at the Municipal Office.
Online Bill Payments
Payments made via online bill payments are accepted using the following banking institutions:
- Northern Credit Union
Please see the example below on how to make a payment using CIBC online bill payments:
A penalty of 1.25% is added to property taxes the first day of default (day after the due date). Interest of 1.25% per month or 15% per annum is charged on all arrears of taxes on the first of each month. There is no authority to waive penalty and interest charges.
Failure to receive your tax bill does not excuse you from paying the amount due by the instalment date.
A tax certificate is a legal document that displays the annual taxes. The tax certificate also contains any outstanding WSG (water, sewer, garbage) receivables linked to the tax roll. Tax certificates are available by written request only, the fee is $25.00 per roll number.
In order to change the property owners, we must receive legal documentation showing you as the owner of the property. In most cases, this comes from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) or a registered deed from your lawyer.
If your mailing address has changed, please submit this form to the Property Tax department by email or bring to the Municipal Office.
If you have recently built a new home or made any additions or improvements to your property, remember to make allowance for a Supplementary tax bill in your budget plans.
For the first 12 to 18 months after occupying a newly constructed home, property tax bills may only cover the land only, not the building, until MPAC is able to complete an assessment of the home. The land taxes often represent approximately one third of the total tax bill, depending on the type of house. There may be a considerable delay from your occupancy date until you receive a tax bill that includes the house.
Once the property is assessed, the new homeowner will receive a “Property Assessment Notice” from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). A supplementary tax bill will follow from the Municipality with taxes covering the building from the date of occupancy. Residents are strongly encouraged to budget for this billing. If your mortgage payment includes taxes, the supplementary tax bill will be sent to the financial institution dealing with payments. You may want to contact your mortgage company to ensure you are paying enough towards taxes to cover this supplementary bill.