What are Property Taxes?

Property taxes are the main source of revenue to provide services to the residents of the Township of Malahide. 

In addition to collecting taxes for its own purposes, the Township is also responsible for levying and collecting taxes on behalf of the County of Elgin and the School Boards.

The Township keeps 46% of your property tax bill for municipal services, 38% is  forwarded to the County of Elgin to finance the services that the County provides and the remaining 16% is forwarded to the various Boards of Education.

The property tax system is directly linked to the assessed value of the property. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for property valuation for the entire province of Ontario. Property values are then supplied to municipalities on annual assessment rolls. Municipalities apply the approved 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.) 

Your taxes fund many services:

  • Road plowing and sanding    
  • Parks, beach and open spaces
  • Animal Control                                   
  • Road maintenance
  • Street lighting 
  • Road Signage
  • Fire protection services
  • Planning and Zoning services
  • Protective inspections
  • Policing Services
  • Municipal drains, tile drain loans

Property Tax Billings

Interim Tax Bills are based on your prior year’s taxes, calculated as 50% of the prior’s year’s annualized total tax billing and spread out over 2 payments.

The Final Tax Bills reflect the current year's taxes less what has been levied for the interim billing.

Final Billings also include any special area rates and local improvement charges.

Property Assessment 

All properties in Ontario are assessed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), using current market valuation. For information about changes to your property assessment, visit the MPAC website.

Property Tax Due Dates

Interim Billing – sent out mid-February due March 15 and June 15

Final Billing – sent out mid-August due September 15 and November 15

Late payments are subject to a penalty of 1.25% on the first day of each calendar month following a due date and each calendar month thereafter.

If you have any questions about your municipal property taxes, please contact the Finance Department at 519-773-5344.

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