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Tax Rates

Properties or portions of a property are classified according to the property's use. Each category represents a different tax class.  In the Township there are 12 tax classes with the residential class  making up 76% of the total Township  tax revenue . The other classes include Farmland (15.5%), Commercial (3.8%), Industrial (2.8%), Managed Forest (0.1%) and Pipeline (1.8%).
Municipal tax rates are set by local municipalities and may differ for each property class. The County tax rates are established by the County of Elgin and Education tax rates are established by the Province.

Summarized

Tax Class 2016 Total Tax Rate 2015 Total Tax Rate 2014 Total Tax Rate 2013 Total Tax Rate
Residential 1.510128% 1.521141% 1.512685% 1.531936%
Farmland 0.377532% 0.380285% 0.378171% 0.382984%
Commercial 3.345117% 3.361688% 3.364741% 3.421527%

 

Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate
Special Area Rate
Springfield Only
Sidewalks/Street Lights
Residential 0.722408% 0.599720% 0.188000% 1.510128% 0.047355%
Commercial Occupied 1.183015% 0.982101% 1.180000% 3.345117% 0.077549%
Commercial Vacant Unit 0.828111% 0.687459% 0.826000% 2.341570% 0.054285%
Commercial Vacant Land 0.828111% 0.687459% 0.826000% 2.341570% 0.054285%
Commercial New Construction 1.183015% 0.982101% 1.180000% 3.345117% 0.077549%
Industrial 1.607430% 1.334437% 1.500000% 4.441867% 0.105371%
Industrial New Construction 1.607430% 1.334437% 1.180000% 4.441867% 0.105371%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.044829% 0.867375% 0.975000% 2.887204% 0.068491%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.044829% 0.867375% 0.975000% 2.887204% 0.068491%
Large Industrial 2.045715% 1.698287% 1.500000% 5.244002% 0.134100%
Pipelines 0.826868% 0.686440% 1.073758% 2.587066% 0.054203%
Managed Forest 0.180602% 0.149930% 0.047000% 0.377532% 0.011839%
Farmland 0.180602% 0.149930% 0.047000% 0.377532% 0.011839%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.329715% 1.103905% 0.975000% 3.587066% 0.087165%

 

Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate
Special Area Rate
Springfield Only
Sidewalks/Street Lights
Residential 0.727131% 0.599010% 0.195000% 1.521141% 0.068785%
Commercial Occupied 1.190750% 0.980939% 1.190000% 3.361688% 0.112643%
Commercial Vacant Unit 0.833525% 0.686645% 0.833000% 2.353170% 0.078850%
Commercial Vacant Land 0.833525% 0.686645% 0.833000% 2.353170% 0.078850%
Commercial New Construction 1.190750% 0.980939% 1.190000% 3.361688% 0.112643%
Industrial 1.617939% 1.332857% 1.530000% 4.480796% 0.153055%
Industrial New Construction 1.617939% 1.332857% 1.530000% 4.480796% 0.153055%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.051660% 0.866348% 0.994500% 2.912509% 0.099485%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.051660% 0.866348% 0.994500% 2.912509% 0.099485%
Large Industrial 2.059089% 1.696277% 1.530000% 5.285366% 0.194785%
Pipelines 0.8322742% 0.685627% 1.073758% 2.591659% 0.078732%
Managed Forest 0.181783% 0.149783% 0.048750% 0.380285% 0.017196%
Farmland 0.181783% 0.149783% 0.048750% 0.380285% 0.017196%
Multi-Residential 1.705704% 1.405160% 0.195000% 3.305864% 0.161356%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.334882% 1.075834% 1.014000% 3.435506% 0.126610%

 

Property
Class

Township
Tax Rate

County
Tax Rate

Education
Tax Rate

Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate
Springfield Only
Sidewalks/Street Lights

Residential 0.725215% 0.584470% 0.203000% 1.512685% 0.071741%
Commercial Occupied 1.187613% 0.957128% 1.220000% 3.364741% 0.117484%
Commercial Vacant Unit 0.831329% 0.669978% 0.854000% 2.355307% 0.082239%
Commercial Vacant Land 0.831329% 0.669978% 0.854000% 2.355307% 0.082239%
Commercial New Construction 1.187613% 0.957128% 1.220000% 3.364741% 0.117484%
Industrial 1.613677% 1.300504% 1.560000% 4.474181% 0.159632%
Industrial New Construction 1.613677% 1.300504% 1.560000% 4.474181% 0.159632%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.048890% 0.845319% 1.014000% 2.908209% 0.103761%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.048890% 0.845319% 1.014000% 2.908209% 0.103761%
Large Industrial 2.053665% 1.655102% 1.560000% 5.268767% 0.203156%
Pipelines 0.830082% 0.668984% 1.091540% 2.590606% 0.082115%
Managed Forest 0.181304% 0.146118% 0.050750% 0.378171% 0.017935%
Farmland 0.181304% 0.146118% 0.050750% 0.378171% 0.017935%
Multi-Residential 1.701209% 1.371050% 0.203000% 3.275259% 0.168290%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.334882% 1.075834% 1.014000% 3.424716% 0.203156%

 

Property
Class

Township
Tax Rate

County
Tax Rate

Education
Tax Rate

Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate
Springfield Only
Sidewalks/Street Lights

Residential 0.732333% 0.587603% 0.212000% 1.531827% 0.077897%
Commercial Occupied 1.199268% 0.962259% 1.260000% 3.421527% 0.127564%
Commercial Vacant Unit 0.839488% 0.673569% 0.882000% 2.395057% 0.089293%
Commercial Vacant Land 0.839488% 0.673569% 0.882000% 2.395057% 0.089293%
Commercial New Construction 1.199268% 0.962259% 1.260000% 3.421527% 0.127564%
Industrial 1.629513% 1.307475% 1.590000% 4.526988% 0.173329%
Industrial New Construction 1.629513% 1.307475% 1.590000% 4.526988% 0.173329%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.059184% 0.849850% 1.033500% 2.942534% 0.112662%
Industrial Vacant land 1.059184% 0.849850% 1.033500% 2.942534% 0.112662%
Large Industrial 2.073820% 1.663974% 1.590000% 5.327794% 0.220589%
Large Industrial New Construction 2.073820% 1.663974% 1.260000% 4.997794% 0.220589%
Pipelines 0.838228% 0.672570% 1.109911% 2.620709% 0.000000%
Managed Forest 0.183083% 0.146901% 0.053000% 0.382984% 0.019474%
Farmland 0.183083% 0.146901% 0.053000% 0.382984% 0.019474%
Multi-Residential 1.717906% 1.378399% 0.212000% 3.308305% 0.182731%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.347983% 1.081601% 1.033500% 3.463084% 0.143383%