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Property Taxes


Lindsey Watson
Tax Collector/Deputy Treasurer
Municipality of Brockton Box 68, 100 Scott Street Walkerton, ON NOG 2VO
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Phone: 519-881-2223 Ext. 128
Toll Free: 1-877-885-8084
Fax: 519-881-2991
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Property taxes are levied by the Municipality. Taxes provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by the Municipality, County and School Boards.

The interim tax bill is an estimate to raise approximately fifty percent (50%) of your previous year's property taxes. When the current year's budget for the Municipality of Brockton has been approved and the Province of Ontario provides us with an education tax rate, the final tax bills are issued. The amount of the interim bill is deducted from your final tax bill.

Properties are assigned a tax class depending on the use or purpose of each property. The annual tax rates are set according to the annual budget and applied to each tax class. The tax levy is calculated by using the applicable tax rate and the assessed value of each property; to learn more about how your property taxes are calculated watch the 'How Property Tax is Calculated' video.

There is an annual waste management fee added for each household (including each unit in an apartment building). This waste management fee will be added to the final tax bill and this amount is designated to offset capital expenditures at the Landfill sites that are used by each household.

2018 Property Tax Due Dates

  • March 31, 2018
  • May 31, 2018
  • September 28, 2018
  • November 30, 2018

Tax Rates

Tax rates by Tax Class can be found in our Tax Rates Listings.

Tax Certificates/Tax Statement of Accounts

Tax Certificates are available by written request. There is a $55.00 fee per roll number as per the most current assessment roll. There is a $80.00 fee for requests within a 48 hour period.

Tax statement of accounts are available upon request. There is a $15.00 fee for a tax statement or a re-print of your tax bill.

Payment Options

Please visit our payments page for more information on payment options.

Taxes Paid With Your Mortgage

Often, after a final billing a mortgage company will re-adjust the tax payment portion of the mortgage to account for either a surplus or deficit in your mortgage tax account. We would like to remind you that this adjustment is not necessarily always because your property tax has increased or decreased from the previous year but simply, for various reasons, because the mortgage company was not originally collecting enough on a monthly basis or too much on a monthly basis.

If you have questions with respect to the tax adjustment on your mortgage account it is always a good idea to contact your mortgage company first, they should be able to provide the primary cause behind any payment adjustments.

Penalty and Interest Charges

To avoid penalties or interest charges, your property tax payment must be received by our office on or before the due date.

Penalty and interest charges for late payment are set by Municipal By-law in accordance with the Municipal Act. Taxes in arrears after December 31 will be subject to monthly interest charges until paid. Penalties and interest must be paid in full before there can be a reduction in the amount of 1.25% taxes outstanding.

Change of Ownership or Address Information

If your property is changing ownership, please forward the tax bill to your lawyer to pass along to the new owner or return to the Municipal Office.

To prevent misdirected tax bills, please advise the Municipal Office in writing using this Notice of Name Address Change Form.

Change of School Support

Please visit our Change of School Support page for more information.

Charity Rebates

Registered charities may be eligible for property tax reduction. For more information, or to apply please view our Charity Rebate Form.

Vacancy Rebate

Commercial and industrial properties that are vacant may be eligible for this rebate. The deadline for submitting applications is February 28 of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates the Vacancy Rebate Form.

Request for Reconsideration

If you wish to request any changes to property class, assessed value, etc. please fill out a Request for Reconsideration Form through the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.

The deadline for completing this form is March 31 of the taxation year to which the application applies.

Request for Adjustment (Section 357/358)

Tax adjustments can be requested if one of the following has affected you or your property:

  • a building destroyed by fire
  • demolition or otherwise
  • mobile home unit removed
  • sickness or extreme poverty
  • gross or manifest clerical/factual error
  • building damaged and substantially unusable
  • ceases to be liable at tax rate it was taxed
  • exemption due to renovations preventing normal use (minimum 3 months)

Please fill out a Section 357/358 Form to request a tax adjustment.

Assessment Information

In 2016, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) updated the assessed values of every property in Ontario. All properties have a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016. These values are used by the Municipality of Brockton to calculate your property taxes for the 2017-2020 property tax years.

Residential property owners should have received their Property Assessment Notice beginning May 24, 2016. Notices for business properties and farms were mailed in the fall of 2016.

To learn more about your assessed value visit About My Property or contact MPAC at:

945 3rd Ave E, St. 212
Owen Sound, ON  N4K 2K8
Phone: 1-866-296-6722