Mississippi Mills property taxes consisting of residential, commercial, industrial and other tax classes, are the Municipality's main source of revenue, and allow us to continue to provide the important municipal programs and services you value and expect.
Your final property tax bill is made up of four main components:
Education taxes - This tax rate is set by the Province of Ontario and remitted to the local school board you support.
Municipal taxes - The tax rate to cover the costs of supplying municipal services is based on Municipal Council's adoption of the annual budget. Revenues from provincial grants, user fees and other sources are deducted from the total expenditures, resulting in a final amount that needs to be raised through taxation.
County taxes - A portion of the tax bill for all residents of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills goes back to the County of Lanark to support their role in supplying various services.
2016 Residential Tax Rate By Municipality within Lanark County
Waste Management Fee - Waste management fees are calculated annually during budget deliberations to cover the cost of recycling, curbside collection and the operation of the landfill.
Change of Address
The Municipality of Mississippi Mills forwards any mail to the last known address provided by the owner to the Municipality. This is generally the address that is provided each year on the assessment roll.
The onus is on the assessed property owner(s) to provide the Municipality with any change to their mailing address. Owners can call or mail in their change of address. If there are any changes to your mailing address, please notify the Municipality as soon as possible. The Municipality will not be held responsible for mail not delivered in a timely manner due to changes in addresses not provided by the property owner.
Please note that we require a copy of the Registered Transfer when a property is sold to make a change to property ownership on the tax roll. A letter of advice from a lawyer is not sufficient to make the change. If we don't receive a copy of the transfer, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) does notify the Municipality, in due course, of the ownership change.
Properties that have undergone a severance or legal description change of any sort may take longer to be processed by MPAC and we are unable to make a change in the tax roll until that process is completed by MPAC.
Tax and Water Certificates are available from the Tax Department for a current fee of $50.00 each.
MPAC Presentation to Council re 2016 Farm Assessment Jan 2017
Questions about your Residential Property Assessment - click below
2017 Residential Request for Reconsideration Form