The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for placing a value on all properties in Ontario.
For property assessment information, ratepayers may contact the MPAC at 1 866 296-6722 or online at MPAC.
Assessment value increases from the valuation date and are phased over the subsequent over the four year period. Assessment decreases are effective immediately and are not phased in.
Property owners who do not agree with the assessment of their property can ask the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to review their assessment through the Request for Reconsideration (RFR) process. There is no charge for this service. Before filing an RfR you may contact MPAC toll free at 1 866 292-6722 to review the information on file for your property to ensure it is correct and up-to-date. You may also review your property information at mpac.ca under “AboutMyProperty”. Your user ID and password for AboutMyProperty was included on your Property Assessment Notice from MPAC. A number of other services, reports, and information are also available through this website, including the ability to compare your property to other properties within the town.
Request for Reconsideration (RFR) is the mandatory first step in appealing your assessment for residential, farm, and managed forest properties or for any property which has a split assessment including a portion of residential, farm, or managed forest assessment. An RFR can be submitted any time after notices are mailed and on or before March 31st of the taxation year for which the assessment applies.
For properties in the Commercial, Industrial, or Multi-Residential tax class, property owners may choose to submit an RFR or file an appeal directly with the Assessment Review Board (ARB). Regardless of which method is chosen, the RFR or appeal must be filed on or before March 31st of the taxation year for which the assessment applies. There is a fee to file an appeal with the ARB.
RFR’s may be completed online using AboutMyProperty at mpac.ca. Paper applications may also be submitted – forms are available from the MPAC website or at the Municipal Office.
Click on the following links to view videos containing more information about your assessment and services provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC):
- How MPAC Assesses Property
- How Your Property Tax is Calculated
- Welcome to AboutMyProperty™
- What if I don’t agree with my Assessment? – The Request for Reconsideration Process
A supplementary tax bill is a bill issued by the Town of Minto and reflects any assessment added due to 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 "bricks and mortar" are assessed. Following assessment the supplementary tax bill will be issued and is effective from the date of occupancy.
It can take up to three years for a property to be assessed. Supplementary billings can occur anytime during the year and taxes for three years 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 purchase for the future supplementary tax bills. Supplementary tax bills are to be paid separately as they are not included in the pre-authorized payment plans.
In an effort to avoid a delay you can also phone the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at 1 866 296-6722 to request an inspection of your property
When you receive your Property Assessment Notice, review it. No further action is required on your part unless you have questions or you disagree with your assessed value and/or classification. Property owners who have received an Amended Property Notice should review the notice for the appeal deadline and the process to file an appeal.