Property Taxes/Tax Certificates

Tax bills in the Township are sent out twice a year - March and August - and are due in four installments.  The first bill, sent out in March, has one installment due on the last business day of March and the second due on the last business day in June.  The second billing, sent out in August, has installments due on the last business days of August and October. 

Tax bills may be paid at most chartered banks, by mail, telephone banking, internet banking, or in person at the Township Office located at 6547 Roger Stevens Drive.  A drop box is located at the main door for those who cannot make it to the office during office hours.  At this time, we do not accept credit card payments. 

A Preauthorized Payment Plan for Property Taxes and Utility payments is also available. For an application click here or Contact the Township Office.

Internet & Telephone Banking Customers

When paying your tax bill by Internet or telephone banking, you must use an eight-digit portion of your 19-digit roll number located at the top left-hand corner of your tax bill.  Please use the following EXAMPLE to guide you:

09 01 000 (_ _ _  _ _ _ _ _) 0000
 

All eight digits located in the brackets must be used in order to ensure your account will be properly credited.

Property Assessment

In Ontario, every property is assessed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  To determine a property's value MPAC analyzes property sales in the area and compares features such as age, size, location, construction, etc.  If you disagree with the assessed value of your property or have any questions or concerns about property assessment, you can contact MPAC at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or visit their website at www.mpac.ca.

Tax Certificates

A Tax Certificate is a legal document that includes information such as legal description, current installments and arrears, if any, for a property.  A lawyer or mortgage company can request this document if they can provide proof of interest in the subject property.  Applicants must mail or fax a written request, noting the property address and roll number, along with payment payable to 'Township of Montague' in the amount of $50.00.  Please allow 5 business days to process Tax Certificates once the request is received.