Property owners will receive a tax bill by regular postal mail twice a year. The first bill, the Interim Tax Bill, is issued and mailed in February. It is based on 50% of the previous year's taxes. The second bill, the Final Tax Bill, is issued and mail in July. It is calculated using the current year tax rate. These bills will be sent, at minimum, 21 days prior to the due date. It is important to ensure that we always have your most current mailing address on record so that you receive your tax bills and do not incur penalties. If you do not receive your tax bill it is your responsibility to let us know.
If you are on a pre-authorized payment plan, or a mortgage plan, you will still receive your tax bills in the mail and this method of payment will be noted on the payment stub portion of the bill.
Credit Card, PayPal or Interac eTransfer: We do not accept credit card payments in the office or over the phone. If you would like to pay by credit card you can visit PaySimply, a secure third party payment provider to pay online with any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), PayPal or Interac eTransfer. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. Please be aware PaySimply will apply a convenience fee to to cover their payment handling and processing charges. If you wish to use this service, please follow this link to pay your Property Taxes paysrc.ca/mcdougalltaxes or follow this link to pay your Utilities Account paysrc.ca/mcdougallutilities.
- Interim property tax bills are sent out mid-February and are due in two installments, March 21, 2024 and May 23, 2024.
- Final property tax bills are sent out mid-July and are due in two installments, August 22, 2024 and October 24, 2024.
- Arrears notices, are due as noted on the notice
- Supplementary tax bill are due on the date noted on the bill
- Installment plans - the withdrawal date will be the installment due dates in March, May, August 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
- 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
- Land value is omitted from the assessment roll;
- Use of the property changes;
- Property is improved due to construction, an addition or renovation.
- Mail to Municipality of McDougall, 5 Barager Blvd., McDougall, ON, P2A 2W9
- Fax to 705-342-5573 (include copy of payment)
- Email to email@example.com
Law Offices are asked to kindly provide the Municipality of McDougall with a copy of the registered deed after the closing of a transaction. We can not change any ownership records without a copy of the registered deed.
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 you as the new owner. If you have any questions, please contact our office;
- The owner is responsible for paying property taxes by the due dates; and
- The owner is responsible to ensure that they provide current mailing address information
MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) is responsible for assessing and classifying properties in Ontario. The assessment values provided by MPAC is what is used to calculate your property taxes.
For more information on how your assessment will impact your property taxes, please see the MPAC website page How Assessment Works.
If you have any questions about how your property has been assessed, please follow this link to MPAC's website page, Understanding Your Assessment. Or you can visit About My Property where you can register for an account to learn more about how your property was assessed, view the information that MPAC has on file and compare your property to others in your neighbourhood.
Tax adjustments can be requested if one of the following has affected your property:
- A building is destroyed by fire
- Demolition or otherwise
- Sickness or extreme poverty
- Gross or manifest clerical/factual error
- Building is damaged and substantially unusable
- Ceases to be liable at tax rate it was taxed
- Repairs or renovations prevented normal use (for a minimum of 3 months) during the year
Fill out a Section 357/358 Form and return it to the Municipality of McDougall to request a tax adjustment. The deadline for a Section 357 is the last day in February of the year following the taxation year to which the application applies. The deadline for a Section 358 is December 31 of the current year.