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Property Taxes

Calculation of Property Tax

The Township of Huron-Kinloss administers the billing and collection of property taxes, grants-in-lieu, local improvements and the tax levy for the upper tier (County of Bruce) and the school boards.

Market Value Assessment x Total Tax Rate = Annual Property Tax

Interim Taxes are based on 50% of the previous year

EPost Account

If you would like to receive your tax bill electronically, please see the download on the right hand side of the page for instructions on setting up your EPost account.

Due Dates

Interim – 1st business day of March and June

Final – 1st business day of September and December

Payments

Payments can be made using these convenient methods:

Pre-authorized Payment Program

For your convenience, the Township of Huron-Kinloss can make pre-authorized automatic withdrawals from your bank account for tax payments.

Choose from two convenient withdrawal options:

Plan Type Number of withdrawals per year Withdrawal dates
Monthly plan 12 First business day of each month.
Quarterly plan 4 First business day of March, June, September and December.

Applying for Pre-authorized Payment

  1. Complete the PAP Application Form.
  2. Attach a void cheque to the application
  3. Return the application form and void cheque to the municipal office.

Post-dated cheques

Post-dated cheques, corresponding with the dates on the remittance portions of your tax bill, are accepted and held for deposit as they become due, saving you postage charges and the possibility of missing due dates. Post-dated cheques are payable to the Township of Huron-Kinloss and can be mailed, delivered in person at the municipal office between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 or dropped in the after hours mailbox.

Other payment options

Payment option Details
Mail Township of Huron-Kinloss
P.O. Box 130, 21 Queen Street
Ripley, ON N0G 2R0
In person Township of Huron-Kinloss Office, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri (Payments can be made by cheque, cash or interac)
After-hours drop slot The after hours drop box is located to the left of the front door (farthest east) at the municipal office.
Internet/telephone banking Available through most financial institutions; contact your institution for details on remitting property tax payments.

Penalty

Penalty is applicable on the first day of default and on the first day of each calendar month thereafter in which default continues as set out in the Municipal Act. The penalty rate is 1.25% per month or 15% per annum.

The Treasurer and/or other staff cannot waive penalty.

Property Tax Rebates and Deferrals

Tax deferral program for low-income seniors/disabled

The County of Bruce has established a program to provide tax relief to eligible seniors and disabled.

Information on eligibility and application forms can be viewed and printed from our site for your convenience.

Charity rebate program

The County of Bruce has established a tax rebate program for eligible charities.

Information on eligibility and application forms can be viewed and printed from our site for your convenience.

Vacancy rebate program

Property owners of vacant commercial and industrial buildings may apply for a property tax rebate under certain specifications set out in Section 364 of The Municipal Act and Ontario Regulation 325/01.

To be eligible for a rebate, the building or section of building must have been vacant and unused for at least 90 days and the following conditions are met:

  • The entire commercial or industrial building has been unused for at least 90 days.
  • A suite(s) or unit(s) within a commercial building has been vacant for at least 90 consecutive days and is
    • unused; and clearly delineated or physically separated from the used portions of the building; and capable of being leased for immediate occupation, or
    • not capable of being leased for immediate occupancy because it is undergoing or in need of repairs/renovations or is unfit for occupation.
  • A portion of an industrial building has been vacant for at least 90 consecutive days and is
    • unused; and clearly delineated or physically separated from the used portions of the building.

Exclusions from rebates

No rebate applications will be considered for properties:

  • where seasonal businesses operate involving closing the building for a portion of the year
  • where buildings or portions of buildings are vacant but leased to a tenant
  • where land is considered vacant (e.g. new buildings that have never been occupied)

Application deadlines

Owners of qualifying properties may submit a maximum of two applications per property per year. Specifically, they may submit either:

  • one application in respect of all vacancies that occurred on a property during the entire year, due February 28 of the following year, or
  • one application in respect of the vacancies that occurred during the first six months of the year, due August 31 of the current year, and a second application for vacancies that occurred during the last six months of the year, due February 28 of the following year.

To apply for a rebate, please complete the Commercial Vacancy Rebate Application.

Supplementary and omitted tax bills

A supplementary or omitted tax bill is a bill issued by the Township of Huron-Kinloss and reflects any additions or improvements made to a property.

Owners of new construction, residential or commercial, will receive a land only tax bill until such time as the value of the construction/addition is determined by MPAC. Following assessment the supplementary tax bill will be issued and is effective from the date of completion.

It can take time for a property to be assessed. Supplementary billings can occur anytime during the year and taxes for the entire waiting period could be billed all within the same year and come due at the same time. For this reason, you are encouraged to start setting aside funds immediately following your construction for the future supplementary tax bills.

In an effort to avoid a delay you can also phone the MPAC office at 1-866-296-6722 to request an inspection of your property.

Changing your mailing address

If your mailing address has changed recently, please complete a Change of Mailing Address Form and either print and fax to the Municipal office at 519-395-4107 or save and email. Municipal staff will revise the billing files accordingly and send a copy of the change to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Contacts

Jodi MacArthur

Treasurer
519-395-3735
jmacarthur@huronkinloss.com

Phyllis Hunter

Taxation / Revenue Clerk
519-395-3735
phunter@huronkinloss.com

Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
Email: info@huronkinloss.com
Address:
21 Queen St., Ripley ON N0G 2R0



All documents found on our website are also available in hard copy by contacting the Municipal Office.