Tax Sales

What is a tax sale?

A Tax Sale happens when a Municipality sells a property for unpaid taxes, in accordance with the Ontario Municipal Act.   Information and legislation regarding the process of a tax sale can be found in the Municipal Act, 2001 including Ontario Regulation 181/03.

ALL BELOW LISTED TAX SALES ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

Please continue to check here for updates or contact erobinson@mcdougall.ca for any questions related to the tax sale dates. 

FORM 6

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER

Municipal Act, 2001

Ontario Regulation 181/03, Municipal Tax Sale Rules

 

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER

 

 

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF MCDOUGALL

 

Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be 

received until 3:00 p.m. local time on April 22, 2020, at the McDougall Municipal Office, 5 Barager 

Blvd, McDougall Ontario.

 

The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at 

the McDougall Municipal Office, 5 Barager Blvd, McDougall.

 


 

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit of at least 

20 per  cent  of  the  tender  amount,  which  deposit  shall  be  made  by  way  of  a  certified  

cheque/bank  draft/ money order payable to the municipality.

 

Except  as  follows,  the  municipality  makes  no  representation  regarding  the  availability  

of  road access,  title  to  or  any  other  matters  relating  to  the  lands  to  be  sold.     

Responsibility  for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The assessed 

value, according to the last returned assessment roll, may or may not be representative of the 

current market value of the property.

 

This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that 

Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes 

and any taxes that may be applicable, such as a land transfer tax and HST.

 

The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

 

A copy of the prescribed form of tender is available on the website of the Government of Ontario 

Central Forms Repository under the listing for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

 

For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit:

www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or www.mcdougall.ca

or if no internet access available, contact:

 

Erin Gignac-Robinson, BComm., CPA, CGA Treasurer

The Corporation of the Municipality of McDougall 5 Barager Blvd

McDougall ON   P2A 2W9 705-342-5252

www.mcdougall.ca

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A TENDER
 
A tender, and the envelope that it is submitted in, must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Municipal Tax Sales
Rules. Here are steps to follow to ensure that your tender complies with those rules.
 
1. Determine your tender amount
The minimum tender amount in the tax sale advertisement is generally the "cancellation price” (taxes, penalty, interest, etc)
as of the first day of advertising. Your tender must be this amount or more. If you are the successful tenderer, you will also be
required to pay Land Transfer Tax and any applicable HST. As well, you will be required to pay "accumulated taxes", being
any further taxes, interest or penalty that have accumulated since the first day of advertising.
 
2. Prepare Form 7 (TENDER TO PURCHASE)
A tender shall be in Form 7. It must be typewritten or legibly handwritten in ink. There is a Form 7 in your tender package.
Please proceed as follows:
a. In the section of Form 7 that says "Re: Sale of: (description of land)” Enter in the description of the land, including the roll number, file number and municipal address, if that information is available. You should use the same description that is shown on your TITLE SEARCH SUMMARY, if you purchased
one, or on the tax sale ad.
b. Fill in the remaining information on Form 7.
NOTE: Double and triple check the information that you enter. Be sure there are no mistakes!
 
3. Prepare a deposit
a. At least 20% your tender must be accompanied by a deposit of at least 20 per cent of the amount you tender. (Example: If you tender $5,000.01 – 20% of $5,000.01 is $1,000.002 – therefore $1,000.00 would be less than 20% of the amount you tendered - $1,000.01 would be the minimum deposit required)
b. Form of Deposit is made by way of money order, or by way of bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or authorized foreign bank within the meaning of section 2 of the Bank Act (Canada), a trust corporation registered under the Loan and Trust Corporations Act or a credit union within the meaning of the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994.
c. Deposit money order, bank draft or certified cheque must be made out in favour of the municipality
d. Warning, if after the tender(s) have been opened, the municipality sends you a notice that your tender has been accepted, you must pay the full amount owing within 14 days of the notice being sent to you. If you do not pay the balance as required, for any reason, your deposit will be forfeited to the municipality.
 
4. Prepare a Tender envelope
Your tender must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to the treasurer, indicating on it that it is a tax sale and provides a short description or municipal address of the land sufficient to permit the treasurer to identify the parcel of land to which the tender relates. The tender envelope in this tender package is already properly pre-addressed. All you have to do is the following:
a. If a municipal address has been given for the property, enter that address under the heading Tax Sale For.
b. If there is no municipal address given, or if the municipal address will not be sufficient to permit the treasurer to identify the parcel to which the envelope relates, it will be necessary to include a short description of the property. You should use the property description that is shown on your TITLE SEARCH SUMMARY, if you purchased one, or on the tax sale ad.
 
5. One parcel only
A tender shall relate to only one parcel of land. If there are two or more properties in a sale and you wish to submit tenders for two properties, you must submit two completely separate tenders. You must fill out two separate Form 7s and have two separate deposit cheques or money orders. Each Form 7, along with the deposit for that property, must be submitted in a separate envelope.
 
6. No additional terms or conditions
The treasurer will reject every tender that includes any term or condition not provided for in the Municipal Tax Sales Rules.
 
7. Submitting your tender
You can submit your tender in person, or by courier, or by mail. Your tender must be received by the treasurer on or before the time and date indicated in the advertisement for tax sale. If your tender is received late it will be rejected. In the event of a postal strike or other work slowdown, mail might not be delivered in a timely manner. If the mailing address includes a Post Office Box, there is no guarantee the municipality will collect their mail before 3 pm on the day of the sale. It is the tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the tender is delivered to the treasurer by 3 pm on sale day.
 
8. If you wish to withdraw your tender
A tender is withdrawn if the tenderer's written request to have the tender withdrawn is received by the treasurer before 3 p.m. local time on the last date for receiving tenders. The envelope containing a withdrawn tender will be opened at the time of the opening of the sealed envelopes.
 
9. Cancellation of sale
A tax sale can be cancelled by the treasurer at any time before a tax deed or notice of vesting is registered on title.
 
TENDERER’S CHECKLIST FOR SUBMITTING A VALID TENDER
Have you done your homework?
The municipality makes no representation regarding the title to the property or any other matters
relating to the lands to be sold. The property may be worth much more or much less than the minimum
tender amount.
The responsibility for researching this property to see if it is a good investment and
researching the legislated requirements and provisions of the tax sale procedure is up to you.
Have you investigated title and conducted a search for executions to see what will stay on title and
become your responsibility after the tax deed is registered? In most cases, if the property is subject to
a crown interest at the time the tax deed is registered (such as a mortgage, lien or execution), it will
continue to be subject to that crown interest when you become the owner. Is the land subject to
easements, restrictions &/or adverse possession of abutting owners? Does the property condition, land
use, zoning, etc. fit in with your plans for the property? Is it accessible without trespassing on someone
else’s property?
If your tender is accepted and you do not pay the balance of the tender amount owing on time for any
reason, your deposit will be forfeited to the municipality as set out in the Municipal Tax Sale Rules.
 

Form 7

Municipal Act, 2001

TENDER TO PURCHASE

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF MCDOUGALL

 

To:

Name:

Erin Gignac-Robinson, BComm., CPA, CGA Treasurer

 

Address:

5 Barager Blvd McDougall ON P2A 2W9

 

Telephone:

705-342-5252

Re: Sale of: (provide description of land, including the street address and municipality in which the land is located, or if there is no street address, the location of the land; and, the property identifier number (PIN) assigned to the land in Ontario’s land registration system)

 SHAPE  \* MERGEFORMAT

 

1.            I/we hereby tender to purchase the land described above for the amount of $……………….…………….

 

(…......................................................................................................................................... dollars)

in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Municipal Act, 2001and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules.

 

2.            I/we understand that this tender must be received by the treasurer’s office not later than 3:00 p.m. local

time on April 22, 2020, and that in the event of this tender being accepted, I/we shall be notified of its acceptance.

 

3.            I/we enclose a deposit in the form of a certified cheque/bank draft/money order for the sum of $…………….……..

 

(….......................................................................................................................................... dollars)

 

in favour of The Corporation of the Municipality of McDougall representing 20 per cent or more of the tendered amount which will be forfeited if I/we are the successful tenderer(s) and I/we do not pay the balance of the tendered amount, any taxes that may be applicable, such as a land transfer tax and HST and any accumulated taxes within 14 days of the mailing of the notice by the treasurer notifying me/us that I/we are the highest tenderer.

 

This tender is submitted pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules.

 

 

Dated at……………………………………….……………………, this………..……….. day of............................... , 2020.

 

Name of Tenderer

Name of Tenderer

Address of Tenderer

Address of Tenderer

Email &/or Phone Number of Tenderer (optional)

Email &/or Phone Number of Tenderer (optional)

Personal Information contained on this form, collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and Regulations thereunder, will be used for the purposes of that Act. Inquiries should be directed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at the organization responsible for the procedures under that Act.



Pursuant to subrule 6(2) of the Municipal Tax Sales Rules, this tender shall relate to only one parcel of land.

MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 / ONTARIO REGULATION 181/03 - THE MUNICIPAL TAX SALES RULES