An assessment is the value assigned to all property including land and buildings by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). In 2016, MPAC updated the assessed values of every property in Ontario. All properties have a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016. The Municipality of Kincardine use these values to calculate your property taxes for the 2017-2020 property tax years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has postponed the 2020 Assessment Update. They have indicated that property assessments for the 2022 and 2023 property tax years will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2022 property tax year will be the same as the 2021 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property.

Assessment Information

To learn more about your assessed value, see what information MPAC has on file, or compare your property to others in your neighbourhood, visit About My Property, a free self-service application provided by MPAC. Login using the roll number and special access key that is provided on your assessment notice.

To learn more about how MPAC assesses properties, watch MPAC's video:

How Property Taxes are Calculated

Properties are assigned a tax class depending on the use or purpose of each property. The annual tax rates are set according to the annual budget and applied to each tax class. The assessed value of a property multiplied by the tax rate determines the taxes for each property. To learn more about how your property taxes are calculated watch this short video:

 Assessment Questions or Complaints

If you have assessment questions, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.

When you review your property assessment, confirm the assessed value by considering if you could have sold your property for that amount on January 1, 2016. If the answer is no, you can appeal your assessment by filing a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) to MPAC. When an assessment notice is issued, the deadline to file an RfR is 120 days after the date on the assessment notice. For subsequent years, the deadline is March 31st. Forms are available on the MPAC website.

Farmland Classification

As a farmland owner in Ontario, you may be eligible to apply for a property tax reduction through the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The telephone number for OMAFRA is 1-877-424-1300, or visit the OMAFRA website for more information.

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