Properties or portions of a property are categorized according to the property's use. Residential, Farm, Industrial and Commercial are some of the most commonly known broad categories. They may be further sub-divided based on their specific use. Each category represents a different tax class. 

In the Township, there are 15 tax classes with farmland being the largest property class by assessed value and residential being the largest tax paying class.

Residential property taxes make up to 76% of the total tax revenue, followed by Farmland (15.5%), Commercial (3.8%), Industrial (2.8%), Pipeline (1.8%) and Managed Forest (0.1%).

Municipal tax rates are set by the Township, the County tax rates are established by the County of Elgin and Education tax rates are established by the Ontario Ministry of Education. 

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Tax Rate Summary
Tax Class

2020

Total Tax Rate

2019

Total Tax Rate

2018

Total Tax Rate

2017

Total Tax Rate

2016

Total Tax Rate

Residential    1.418532% 1.460808% 1.470995% 1.513326% 1.510128%
Farmland   0.329322% 0.339206% 0.367749% 0.378332% 0.377532%
Commercial    3.052435% 3.158566% 3.220509% 3.325093% 3.345117%

 

2020 Tax Rates
 
Property Class Township Tax Rate

County

Tax Rate

Education

Tax Rate

Total

Tax Rate

Special Area Rate Sidewalks/Streetlights

Springfield Only 

Residential 0.658129% 0.607403% 0.153000% 1.418532% 0.043458%
Commercial Occupied 1.077752% 0.994683% 0.980000% 3.052435% 0.071168%
Commercial Vacant Unit 1.077752% 0.994683% 0.980000% 3.052435% 0.071168%
Commercial Vacant Land 1.077752% 0.994683% 0.980000% 3.052435% 0.071168%
Commercial Small Scale on Farm 0.269438% 0.248671% 0.245000% 0.763109% 0.017792%
Commercial New Construction 1.077752% 0.994683% 0.980000% 3.052435% 0.071168%
Industrial 1.464403% 1.351532% 1.250000% 4.065935% 0.096699%
Industrial New Construction 1.464403% 1.351532% 1.250000% 4.065935% 0.096699%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.464403% 1.351532% 1.250000% 4.065935% 0.096699%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.464403% 1.351532% 1.250000% 4.065935% 0.096699%
Large Industrial 1.863690% 1.720044% 1.250000% 4.833734% 0.096699%
Pipelines 0.753295% 0.695233% 0.980000% 2.428528% 0.049743%
Managed Forest 0.164532% 0.151851% 0.038250% 0.354633% 0.010865%
Farmland 0.151370% 0.139703% 0.038250% 0.329322% 0.009995%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.863690% 1.720044% 1.250000% 4.833734% 0.096699%
 2019 Tax Rates
 
Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate Sidewalks/Streetlights

Springfield Only

Residential 0.694075% 0.605733% 0.161000% 1.460808% 0.040950%
Commercial Occupied 1.136618% 0.991948% 1.030000% 3.158566% 0.067059%
Commercial Vacant Unit 1.136618% 0.991948% 1.030000% 3.158566% 0.067059%
Commercial Vacant Land 1.136618% 0.991948% 1.030000% 3.158566% 0.067059%
Commercial New Construction   1.136618% 0.991948% 1.030000% 3.158566% 0.067059%
Industrial 1.544387% 1.347816% 1.290000% 4.182203% 0.091117%
Industrial New Construction 1.544387% 1.347816% 1.030000% 3.922203% 0.091117%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.544387% 1.347816% 1.290000% 4.182203% 0.091117%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.544387% 1.347816% 1.290000% 4.182203% 0.091117%
Large Industrial 1.965483% 1.715315% 1.290000% 4.970798% 0.091117%
Pipelines 0.794439% 0.693322% 1.030000% 2.517761% 0.046871%
Managed Forest 0.173519% 0.151433% 0.040250% 0.365202% 0.010237%
Farmland 0.159637% 0.139319% 0.040250% 0.339206% 0.009418%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.965483% 1.715315% 1.290000% 4.970798% 0.091117%
 2018 Tax Rates
 
Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate Sidewalks/Streetlights

Springfield Only

 

Residential 0.699803% 0.601192% 0.170000% 1.470995% 0.044706%
Commercial Occupied 1.145997% 0.984512% 1.090000% 3.220509% 0.073211%
Commercial Vacant Unit 1.145997% 0.984512% 1.090000% 3.220509% 0.073211%
Commercial Vacant Land 1.145997% 0.984512% 1.090000% 3.220509% 0.073211%
Commercial New Construction   1.145997% 0.984512% 1.090000% 3.220509% 0.073211%
Industrial 1.557132% 1.337712% 1.340000% 4.234844% 0.099476%
Industrial New Construction 1.557132% 1.337712% 1.090000% 3.984844% 0.099476%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.557132% 1.337712% 1.340000% 4.234844% 0.099476%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.557132% 1.337712% 1.340000% 4.234844% 0.099476%
Large Industrial 1.981702% 1.702456% 1.090000% 4.774158% 0.133264%
Pipelines 0.800995% 0.688124% 1.067635% 2.556754% 0.051170%
Managed Forest 0.174951% 0.150298% 0.042500% 0.367749% 0.011177%
Farmland 0.174951% 0.150298% 0.042500% 0.367749% 0.011177%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.981702% 1.702456% 1.090000% 4.774158% 0.133264%
 2017 Tax Rates
 
Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate Sidewalks/Streetlights

Springfield Only

Residential 0.722476% 0.611850% 0.179000% 1.513326% 0.045180%
Commercial Occupied 1.183127% 1.001966% 1.140000% 3.325093% 0.073987%
Commercial Vacant Unit 0.828189% 0.701364% 0.798000% 2.327553% 0.051791%
Commercial Vacant Land 0.828189% 0.701364% 0.798000% 2.327553% 0.051791%
Commercial New Construction   1.183127% 1.001966% 1.140000% 3.325093% 0.073987%
Industrial 1.607582% 1.361427% 1.390000% 4.359010% 0.100531%
Industrial New Construction 1.607582% 1.361427% 1.390000% 4.359010% 0.100531%
Industrial Vacant Unit 1.044928% 0.884919% 0.903500% 2.833347% 0.065345%
Industrial Vacant Land 1.044928% 0.884919% 0.903500% 2.833347% 0.065345%
Large Industrial 2.045909% 1.732637% 1.140000% 4.918546% 0.134100%
Pipelines 0.826947% 0.700324% 1.070941% 2.598211% 0.054203%
Managed Forest 0.180619% 0.152963% 0.044750% 0.378332% 0.011295%
Farmland 0.180619% 0.152963% 0.044750% 0.378332% 0.011295%
Large Industrial Vacant 1.329841% 1.126232% 0.741000 3.197073%  
 2016 Tax Rates
 
Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate Sidewalks/Streetlights

Springfield Only

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%
 2015 Tax Rates
 
Property
Class
Township
Tax Rate
County
Tax Rate
Education
Tax Rate
Total
Tax Rate

Special Area Rate Sidewalks/Streetlights

Springfield Only

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% 0.087165%

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