Property taxes are levied by the Township for all properties within its boundaries and provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by the municipality. In addition to collecting its own taxes, the Township is also responsible for levying and collecting education taxes on behalf of the Province of Ontario, which are distributed to school boards located in the Township, as well as on behalf of the County of Lanark.
In 2016, the breakdown of the tax bill in terms of funds raised is as follows:
- County of Lanark 38%
- School Boards 19%
- Township 43%
The total tax rate applicable in Tay Valley Township is made up from the three different tax rates; the Township, the County of Lanark, and the Board of Education. These independently calculated tax rates combine to make up your Total Tax Rate. This Total Tax Rate is multiplied by your current property assessment value to determine how much your annual taxes will be. Tax Rates are not usually determined until late spring because of the timing of the budgeting process of the three entities involved.
In Tay Valley, an Interim and a Final tax bill is issued.
The Interim Taxes are based on 50% of the property taxes billed the previous year.
The Final Taxes will be calculated as follows:
Current Year's Assessment x Current Year's Tax Rate - Interim Billing = Final Taxes
2016 Overall Tax Rates
2015 Overall Tax Rates
Tax Due Dates
Tax bills are issued in January and June. If you have not received your tax bill by the 15th of February or July, please contact the Municipal Office.
2017 Due Dates
- February 24th, 2017
- April 26th, 2017
- July 27th, 2017
- September 27th, 2017
Tax Payment Options
Payments may be made by any one of the following methods:
- Mail To:
Tay Valley Township
217 Harper Road, Perth, ON K7H 3C6
- In Person:
217 Harper Road, Perth, ON K7H 3C6
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Cash, Cheque or Interac (we do not accept credit cards)
- 24 Hour Drop-Off:
Municipal Office - Mail Box
217 Harper Road (located in the parking lot)
Banking Bank Service charges may apply. Please use your roll number as your account number.
Taxes can be paid at any bank branch. The original bill is required.
- Automatic Bank Withdrawals:
The Township can arrange for automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account to be applied against your tax account. Your tax account must be up to date before you begin. Contact the Municipal Office for further information at 613-267-5353.
If a receipt is required, send the entire bill and a self-addressed envelope.
Post-Dated Cheques will ONLY be accepted at the Municipal Office.
Make Cheques or Money Orders payable to: "TAY VALLEY TOWNSHIP"
Change of Ownership or Mailing Address
Please notify the Municipal Office as soon as possible if there is a change of address. Failure to receive a tax bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.
Form - Change of Address
To make a change to the ownership, name or mailing address on your property tax bills, the Township requires documentation in support of the change. See below for details of documentation required to update your account:
- Death of a spouse or other registered owner: you need a copy of registered document (i.e. survivorship application) transferring title, as provided from your lawyer.
- Property conveyed by court order in divorce or civil action: you need a copy of registered document transferring title, as provided from your lawyer.
- Addition of married name: you need a valid driver's license showing new last name.
- Legal name change (personal): you need a certificate from the Registrar General
- Addition of other property owner(s): you need a copy of registered document transferring title, as provided by your lawyer.
- Purchased property: you need a copy of registered Land Transfer Tax Affidavit, or other registered document transferring title, as provided by your lawyer.
- Legal name change (corporate): you need a copy of updated Corporate Profile or registered Articles of Amendment.
- Mailing address change or correction must be made in writing.
Additional/Supplementary Tax Bills
You may receive additional or supplementary tax bills if there have been changes to your assessment (ex. new house, renovations, demolitions, tax class and tax qualifier changes, assessment appeals, errors and omissions, etc.).
Other Currencies Payments
made other than in Canadian Funds will be applied against taxes owing at the exchange rate applicable on the day of receipt less a $5.00 service charge.
NSF or any returned cheques are subject to a processing fee of $35.00.
A late payment charge of 1.25% on the total owing will be added on the first day following the due date and on the first day of each month thereafter until paid. All subsequent payments are applied to interest charges first, then to outstanding taxes.
If a Mortgage Company pays your taxes, a receipt will be sent to you after the payment(s) have been made.