Property taxes are the main source of revenue for the Municipality and are based on 3 components:
Your Property Value
The Applicable Municipal and County Tax Rate
The Education Tax Rate
Tax rates consist of three parts – a municipal component, a county component and an education component.
Property owners in North Grenville will receive property tax bills twice a year with three billing due dates; the Interim Bill is mailed to property owners in the first week of March and the Final Tax Bill is mailed out in the first week of June.
- Mailed out the first week of March
Due end of March
- Mailed out the first week of June
First instalment is due end of June
Second instalment is due at the end of September
Taxes can be paid in person by cash, cheque or debit at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road #44 at the front desk located by the main entrance on the north side between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Postdated cheques and partial payments are accepted, but please be aware a 1.25% penalty per month applies to any outstanding balance.
A locked drop box is located on the left hand side of the main door at the North Grenville Municipal Centre for AFTER HOUR payments. DO NOT PUT CASH IN DROP BOX. Please include your remittance stub with your payment. Postdated cheques and partial payments are accepted, but please be aware a 1.25% penalty per month applies to any outstanding balance.
Cheques can be mailed to the
Municipality of North Grenville,
PO Box 130,
Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0.
DO NOT MAIL CASH. It can take 3-4 business days for us to receive the payment so allow enough time to ensure you meet the due date.
A pre-authorized payment program is available and can be used for automatic withdrawals or monthly payments. For more information,
Download a Pre-Authorized Payment Form for Property Taxes
Online Banking or Telebanking
You may pay your taxes from your bank account by internet or telephone banking (following the procedures outlined by your bank). It can take 3-4 business days for us to receive the payment, so please allow enough time to ensure you meet the due date.
Online By Visa or Mastercard
You may pay your taxes using Visa or Mastercard through Online Services. This method of payment is NOT available in person at the Municipal Office; it is offered online only. There is a 1.75% service fee applied by the service provider to help cover the processing fees that the credit card company charges. Please note that there is a maximum payment amount per transaction of $1,000, but the online application allows for multiple transactions.
Property taxes are calculated using your property value as assessed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
Every four years MPAC will update the assessed values of each property in Ontario and any increases are phased in over the four year period. The current assessed values are based on values as at January 1, 2016. Property assessment notices were mailed to property owners in 2016 with assessment information for taxation years 2017-2020. If you need a copy of the current assessment information for your property contact MPAC or visit www.aboutmyproperty.ca.
Assessment Update Postponed
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), responsible for assessing property values in North Grenville, has announced that property assessments for the 2022 and 2023 tax years will continue to reflect a January 1, 2016 valuation date.
This does not mean property holders will not receive a property assessment notice. If you recently moved or made changes to your property you will receive a notice. The reason for the notice will be provided and can include:
• new property
• update to ownership
• change in assessed value
• change to tax classification
Read the MPAC News Release HERE.
Request for reconsideration
If you believe that your assessment is incorrect, you should first contact MPAC to discuss your assessment and verify details about your property. Further information is available on the MPAC website or by calling 1-866-296-MPAC (6722).
Please note that taxes must be paid by the due date even if you are appealing your assessment. The Municipality of North Grenville has no authority to cancel interest beyond the amount of tax reduction achieved if your appeal is successful.
If you have built a new house on your property or made any significant change to the property, you can expect to receive a supplemental bill in addition to the original bill. This billing will take place after the Municipality receives notification from MPAC of the revised assessed value of the property.
The Municipality can register properties that are two years in arrears under the Municipal Tax Sales Act. Be sure to have all property tax arrears paid by the end of the year to avoid registration for tax sale.