Property taxes are billed by the Township twice per year, normally in March and August of each year, with two payment installations due for each billing.
Municipal Complex Please bring complete bill if making payments at our office. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Methods of payment accepted at the office are cash, cheque or debit.
Make your cheque payable to the Township of Coleman and return by mail along with the payment stub.
Tax bills can now be paid through your financial institution. Please contact your local branch for more information.
Your taxes are calculated based on the assessed value of your property, as determined and reported by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). MPAC reports to us among other data, the assessed owner and address, the value and the property class of the property.
Each year, following budget approval by Council, the Township approves tax rates for each property class. Your interim bill is based normally on 50% of your prior year taxes, and the final billing issued in August is calculated using your assessed value and the approved tax rate, less the interim billing amount. Both the interim billing and the final billing must be paid to satisfy your property tax obligation for the year.
Property Assessment Information
For Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) contact information and information on how to file an assessment complaint, please refer to the MPAC website: https://www.mpac.ca/
Updated property values coming this year
Every four years, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) sends out Property Assessment Notices to all Ontario property owners. This year, Property Assessment Notices will be mailed to property owners in the Township of Coleman on June 8, 2020, reflecting your property’s updated value as of January 1, 2019.
The Township of Coleman will use these updated assessed values to determine local municipal tax rates and calculate your 2021-2024 property taxes.
What to do when you get your Property Assessment Notice
When you receive your Property Assessment Notice, review it and keep it for your records. If you have questions or want to learn more, visit mpac.ca and log on to AboutMyPropertyTM, an online tool that allows you to:
· Learn how your property was assessed
· See the information about your property that MPAC has on file
· Compare your assessed value to other similar properties in your neighbourhood
· File a Request for Reconsideration if you disagree with your property’s assessed value
Payments received by mail, internet or mortgage will not be issued a receipt by mail. In these cases, please retain your cashed cheque or transaction record to serve as your receipt.
If mailing your payment, and require an official receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and a receipt will be mailed to you.
Should you require a record of payment of your annual tax bill or require a duplicate statement/ receipt, a fee applies for each year and each property. These fees must be paid in full prior to staff processing the request. The receipt or record will be mailed to the address on file for the property, or if the receipt or record is picked-up at the municipal office, identification may be requested.
Please retain your FINAL TAX BILL should you require it for income tax purposes.
Property tax bills and notices are mailed to the address of the property as shown on the tax roll, unless the taxpayer advises the Township, in writing, of an alternate mailing address. Use of the alternate mailing address continues until it is revoked in writing or ownership of the property changes. Property ownership changes remain until the municipal office receives notification from a lawyer/solicitor.
Any bill or notice sent by standard letter mail is considered delivered to and received by the addressee, unless the notice is returned by Canada Post and an error in the mailing address is evident. Taxpayers are responsible to notify the Township of any changes to a mailing address(es). Failure to notify the Township of an address change in writing is not an error on behalf of the Township.
To update your mailing address, please use the Notice of Mailing Address Change Form.