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Taxation & Assessment

Property Taxes

Property taxes provide the Township with the funds required to deliver many different day-to-day services and programs. This site will explain how the property tax system works, where your tax dollars are spent, and how you can quickly find answers to all your tax questions.

General Tax Information

The property tax system is based on the practice of collecting taxes based on property values. Here's how it works.
The process begins by determining each property's assessed value. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) does this for the entire province of Ontario. Each property is assessed at its market value. Property values are then supplied to municipalities on annual assessment rolls. Municipalities complete the process by applying the appropriate tax rate to the assessed value of the property. Tax rates are determined annually in each municipality, and differ between the various tax classes (i.e. residential, industrial, commercial, etc.).

Even though municipalities collect taxes on behalf of the Province, they only keep one portion for themselves. The Township of Malahide keeps about 46% of your property tax bill for municipal services and about 38% is  forwarded directly to the County of Elgin to finance the services that the County provides and the remaining 16% is forwarded directly to the various Boards of Education.

If you have any questions about your municipal property taxes or municipal tax rates, please contact the Township of Malahide Office at 519-773-5344 Extension #236.

On the other hand, if you have questions about your property assessment, please contact MPAC at:
Phone.: 1-866-296-6722
Fax: 1-866-297-6703


Commercial Vacancy Rebate Application
If you own a property that is ordinarily taxed at the commercial or industrial rate and the property was not in use for partor all of the year, you may be eligible to apply for a vacancy rebate for part of the property taxes charged in that year.  Please complete this form and return to the Township office no later than the last business day of February of the year following the year in which the vacancy occurred.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.