Tax Bills and Rates

Receiving your Tax Bill:

Property owners will receive a tax bill by postal mail twice a year.  The first bill or "Interim Tax Bill" is issued in February and is based on 50% of the previous year's taxes. The second bill, the "Final Tax Bill" is issued in July.  These tax bills will be sent, at minimum, 21 days prior to the due date.  It is important to make sure that we always have your current mailing address on record so that you receive your tax bills and do not incur penalties for late payments.  If you do not receive your tax bill please let us know.  

If you are on a pre-authorized payment plan, or a mortgage plan, this will be noted on the tax bill that you receive.

Account Balance, Transactions and Copy of Tax Bill

Your original tax bill that we mail out is your official income tax receipt.  Balance summaries and/or transaction details can be provided to owners noted on title, however fees may apply.  Duplicate copies of tax bills can also be provided for owners noted on title.

Pre-Authorized Payment Program:  This method authorizes your financial institution to automatically withdraw your property tax payments from your account and forward them to the Municipality of McDougall on the tax bill withdrawal dates. Click here for the Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Form.
A similar program is also offered for utilities.  Click here for the Pre-Authorized Utility Payment Form
Credit or Debit Card: You can come into the Municipal Office and pay using your credit or debit card. At this time, however, we do not accept this method over the phone or internet.

Cheque: You have the option to hand-in or mail a cheque to the Municipal Office.  We also have a drop box for after hours drop off, please do not put cash in the drop off box.

Online Banking: Setting up an online banking account is a quick and easy way to pay tax bills.  Please use your 19 digit roll number as your account number.  For further information on setting up your account, you can contact your preferred banking institution or our office.

For more information, please call the Municipal Office.
Tax bill due dates
  • Interim property tax bills are due in two installments, March 15, 2019 and May 17th, 2019.
  • Final property tax bills are due in two installments, September 13, 2019 and October 18, 2019.
Other bill due dates
  • Arrears notices, are due as noted on the notice
  • Supplementary tax bill are due on the date noted on the bill
Payment Plan withdrawal dates
  • Installment plans - the withdrawal date will be the installment due dates in March, May, September and October each year
  • Monthly plans - withdrawal dates will be the first day of each month from January to November.  There is no withdrawal in December
  • Mortgage plans - your mortgage company is expected to pay taxes on your behalf by the bill due dates
Penalty and Interest is applied at a rate of 1.25% per month, starting on the first day of the month following the due date.
Avoid penalties and interest charges by:
  • Not missing a due date
  • Ensuring we have your most recent mailing address
  • Contacting our office if you do not receive a tax bill
  • Set up a payment plan monthly or by installment
  • Contact your mortgage company to see about having them pay your property taxes on your behalf through your mortgage
The Municipality bills Supplementary and Omitted Assessments separately from the regular billing cycle, and issues them throughout the year.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides the Municipality with supplementary or omitted assessment values for the current year and up to two years prior retroactively to the date of substantial completion or occupancy, whichever comes first, when:
  • Land value is omitted from the assessment roll;
  • Use of the property changes; 
  • Property  is improved due to construction, an addition or renovation.
You will receive a Property Assessment Change Notice from MPAC informing you of the supplemental or omitted assessed value and date.  If you have any questions regarding your assessed value, please contact MPAC. 

For more information on how assessment values are determined, please see the MPAC website page "How Assessment Works". 
Property owners can also visit MPAC's "About My Property" to view and confirm their property details

The fee for a Tax Certificate is $51.30.
Tax Certificate Requests can be made by the following methods;
  • Mail to Municipality of McDougall, 5 Barager Blvd., McDougall, ON, P2A 2W9
  • Fax to 705-342-5573 (include copy of payment)
Law Offices are asked to kindly provide the Municipality of McDougall with a copy of a registered deed after the closing of any sale of land within McDougall's boundary.

   Municipal  Education  Total
 Residential  0.00568208  0.00161000  0.00729208
 Multi-residential  0.00625029  0.00161000  0.00786029
 Commercial Occupied  0.00798914  0.00765955  0.01564869
 Commercial Excess Land  0.00559239  0.00651062  0.01210301
 Commercial Vacant Land  0.00559239  0.00651062  0.01210301
 Industrial Occupied  0.01479505  0.01030000  0.02509505
 Industrial Excess Land  0.00961678  0.00849750  0.01811428
 Industrial Vacant Land  0.00961678  0.00849750  0.01811428
 Pipelines  0.00625029  0.00000000  0.00625029
 Farm  0.00142052  0.00040250  0.00182302
 Managed Forest  0.00142052  0.00040250  0.00182302

Ownership Updates

 Law Offices are asked to kindly provide the Municipality of McDougall with a copy of a registered deed after the closing of sale of land within McDougall's boundary.  

New Property Owners

Congratulations on your new ownership status.  Please note;
  • We require you or your lawyer to provide us with a copy of your registered deed to update our records with your information
  • The property tax department will send the next tax bill to the new owner.  If you have questions, please contact our office
  • The owner is responsible for paying property taxes by the due dates
  • The owner is responsible to ensure that they provide current mailing address information