Property Taxes

Property taxes are a significant revenue source for the Township of Huron-Kinloss. They cover the cost of the wide variety of services we provide to our residents.

A property tax notice is issued two times per year as follows:

  • Interim Tax Notice with two installments due the 1st business day of March and June
  • Final Tax Notice with two installments due the 1st business day of September and December

Tax bills can be sent through email by signing up for tax ebilling.

Tax rates are calculated and set annually as part of the annual budget process. Tax rates are established through a by-law passed by Council.

How do I pay my Taxes?

The Township offers several convenient methods to pay property taxes:

  • Pre-authorized payment plan (apply using the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Application)
  • Online and telephone banking;
  • In person at the Municipal Office; 21 Queen St. Ripley
  • After Hours Drop-box located at the Municipal Office; 21 Queen St. Ripley
  • Post-Dated Cheques
  • By Mail to: Township of Huron-Kinloss, PO Box 130, Ripley, ON N0G 2R0
  • PayTM

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.

Rebates and Deferrals

Tax Deferral for Low Income Seniors/Disabled

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

Eligibility Information

Application

Charities Rebate Program

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

Eligibility Information

Application

Vacancy Rebate Program

Property owners of eligible vacant commercial and industrial buildings may apply for a property tax rebate.

Eligibility Information

Application

Supplementary or 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.

Change of Mailing Address

Help us keep in touch by making sure your mailing address is current. If you have moved recently, complete our change of address form. Send completed form to phunter@huronkinloss.com.

Authorization to Release Information

In order to protect your information, staff are only authorized to release information to the owner of a property. If you want someone else to speak on your behalf, please complete an authorize release of information form. Send completed form to phunter@huronkinloss.com.