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When are the 2017 Property Tax Due Dates?

2017 Interim Billing (All Classes) - Bills mailed first week of February
  • 1st Installment: February 27, 2017

  • 2nd Installment: April 27, 2017

2017 Final Tax Billing (Residential, Farm, Managed Forest, Pipeline) - Bills mailed first week of June
  • 3rd Installment: June 28, 2017 (to be confirmed by council)

  • 4th Installment: August 30, 2017 (to be confirmed by council)

2017 Final Billing (Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial) - Bills mailed first week of August
  • Final Installment: August 30, 2017 (to be confirmed by council)

 

Where do I pay my taxes?

  • Pre-authorized payments directly from your bank account. Contact us to sign up.

  • In person, Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm –First Floor City Hall – Cash, cheque and debit accepted.

  • By mail addressed to City of Sarnia - Tax Department, 255 Christina St. N. PO Box 3018, Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2.

  • Payment drop box located beside the Christina Street entrance doors.

  • Post-dated cheques accepted and held until installment due date.

  • Telephone banking using a nineteen digit tax roll number. Contact your bank for details. 19 digit roll number required. Add Sarnia(City) Taxes as a payee.

  • Internet banking through your financial institution. Contact your bank for details. 19 digit roll number required.

 

Who do I contact regarding my property's assessed value?

Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) located at 805 Christina Street N, Point Edward, ON
Phone: 1-866-296-MPAC (6722), 1-877-889 MPAC (6722) TTY, Fax: 1-866-297-6703 Website: www.mpac.ca

 

My mortgage company pays my taxes. Why did I receive a bill?

We are legislatively required to send the Final property tax bill. Your bill will indicate that no payment is required.

 

I am on a pre-authorized tax payment plan yet I still received a bill. Why?

We are legislatively required to send the Final property tax bill. Your bill will indicate that you are on the pre-authorized payment plan and that no payment is required.

 

How do I change my school board support?

Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) located at 805 Christina Street N, Point Edward, ON
Phone: 1-866-296-MPAC (6722), 1-877-889 MPAC (6722) TTY, Fax: 1-866-297-6703 Website: www.mpac.ca

 

My financial institution’s online/telephone banking requires entry of a 19-digit account code to open and pay my taxes. Where can I find the 19-digit account number?

The roll number shown on your tax bill is the account number that you will need to use. Please remember no spaces, dashes or decimals.

 

How are properties assessed? What if I have questions about my assessment value?

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for placing an assessment value on all property in Ontario.
Assessment-related inquiries should be directed to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation ( MPAC) located at 805 Christina Street N, Point Edward, ON Phone: 1-866-296-MPAC (6722), 1-877-889 MPAC (6722) TTY, Website: www.mpac.ca, Fax: 1-866-297-6703

 

What if my property tax payment is late?

Penalty and interest are charged at 1.25% monthly (15% per annum), applied the first business day of each month on all past due balances. Late payment charges are set in accordance with current legislation and cannot be waived. If payment in full is not received by the installment due date, a property tax arrears notice will be issued and a $5.00 fee will be applied. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse the home owner from payment responsibility.

 

Can I set up to have pre-authorized tax payments monthly?

Yes. You can sign up for our monthly installment plan. Download the application for Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) plan form below or contact us for more information. There is no cost to enrol in a pre-authorized tax payment plan. PAP guidelines can be found in the PDF form below.   Please note that pre-authorized payment plans are not transferable when moving within Sarnia.

To change banking information or to cancel a pre-authorized payment plan, please provide notice prior to the 20th of the month in which the change is required. To make changes you can visit us, call 519-332-0330 Ext. 3238, print and return the Cancellation or Account Information Change Form below or contact us at taxes@sarnia.ca

 

What if my mailing address changes?

If your mailing address of the property is changing, please contact us to ensure the change is reflected on the City's records.

 

How do I apply for a Commercial and Industrial Vacancy Tax Rebate?

If you are a commercial or industrial property owner with a unit(s) that has been vacant for at least three consecutive months, download and submit the Application for Commercial and Industrial Vacancy Rebate of Property Tax, Property Tax Rebate -Application and Appendix Form below. The deadline to apply is February 28of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.

 

How do I apply for a Registered Charity Tax Rebate for registered charities?

 If you are a registered charitable organization renting space in a commercial or industrial property, download and submit the Application for Registered Charity Rebate Program . The deadline for submitting an application is February 28 of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.

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