The Province of Ontario has postponed the planned property tax reassessment for 2021. This means that property assessments for the 2021 taxation year will be based on the same valuation date that was in effect for the 2020 taxation year.
Every four years, residents and property owners receive their new property assessments. Residents and property owners will receive their next assessment in late 2020.
The last property assessment notice was sent by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation in November 2016 and will be valid for the tax years from 2017 - 2020. The assessed value is based on what your property was worth on Jan. 1, 2016.
Increased assessment does not always mean an increase in property taxes.
In November 2016, the average value of residential properties in Niagara Region increased by 3 - 12%. This increase will be phased in by 0.25 - 3.18% increments each year over the next four years.
Waterfront properties increased an average of 9.5%. Farmland increased an average of 10.5%.
If you have questions about your property assessment notice, or want more information about property assessments, including comparing your assessment and the appeals process, visit the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation or contact their local office:
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
659 Upper James Street, Suite 201
Hamilton, ON L9C 5R8
Email Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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