Tax Rates, Fees & Assessments
Realty (property) taxes are levied by the Town. Taxes provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by the town, the region and school boards located in Halton Hills.
Properties are assigned a tax class depending on the use or purpose of each property. Annual tax rates are set and applied to each tax class. The tax levy for property is calculated by using the applicable tax rate and the assessed value assigned to each property. To look up your property tax use the Halton Region 2016 Property Tax Estimator. This tool contains property tax information for the current 2016 taxation year. Assessment information for the next assessment cycle 2017-2020 taxation years can be obtained on the MPAC About my Property website
More information on historical final tax rates.
Your taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessment value of your property by the tax rate(s). Your tax bill lists the tax class code(s) that apply to your property, the assessed value(s), the tax rate(s) and the final taxes.
For a complete listing of all the final tax rates please select from the list below:
- 2016 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2015 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2014 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2013 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2012 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2011 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2010 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2009 Final Tax Rates PDF
- 2008 Final Tax Rates PDF
Interim tax rates are calculated in one of two different ways. If the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has undertaken a reassessment then notional tax rates are used. Notional tax rates are designed to smooth out the impacts of any substantial tax changes as a result of the reassessment or any significant changes to a property. In non-reassessment years interim tax rates are equal to 50% of the previous year's tax rates.
Fees & Service Charges
|Administration fee for New Accounts||$30 per new account|
|Administration fee for Change of Ownership||$35 per request|
|Arrears Notice fee (on accounts with arrears greater than $125)||$5 per notice|
|Detail Statement of Account||$35 per property|
|Summary Statement of Account||$20 per property|
|Transfer fee (administration fee for adding costs to the tax roll)||$40 per addition|
If you have any questions regarding your tax bill please contact the Town of Halton Hills Tax Section.
To order a Tax Certificate please forward, by mail, a written request along with your payment of $58.00 (per property) payable to the Town of Halton Hills. Please include the legal description and/or municipal address of each property.
Taxes & Assessments
Important changes to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation's (MPAC) 2016 property assessments
Residential property assessment notices were mailed on June 23, 2016. All other property type assessments, including industrial and commercial properties, will be mailed on October 18, 2016.
Property owners are encouraged to review comparable properties on the MPAC About my Property website. The roll number and access key that is required will be detailed on your property assessment notice. Visit the Understanding Your Property Assessment Notice (link to https://aboutmyproperty.ca/property-assessment) page for more information about your Property Assessment Notice.Read more about tax assessments.
How will reassessment affect my 2017-2020 taxes?
Halton Region has experienced higher market value increases than the province as a whole. Halton Hills’ market value increases are approximately 25 per cent. If your assessment has increased by more than 25 per cent you will experience an assessment related increase in your taxes that will be phased-in over the four year period.
2012 (old) market value — $600,000
2016 (new) market value — $850,000
Increase — $250,000
This example represents a 42 per cent increase or 10.5 per cent increase year over year from 2017 to 2020. The town’s overall average increase is approximately 25 per cent or 6.3 per cent year over year. If your assessment has increased more than the Town’s overall average, you will have a property tax increase due to reassessment. The difference between the average Town increase of 25 per cent and the increase of 42 per cent from the example above is 17 per cent. The 17 per cent difference will be phased-in over the four year period 2017 to 2020, or approximately 4.25 per cent increase per year (excluding any budgetary related changes).
Please note that all percentages are estimates.
Deadlines for Request for Reconsideration (RfR) and/or appeal
MPAC has made changes to the deadline for RfR and/or appeal dates. Property owners now have 120 days from the issue date of their 2016 property assessment notice to file for an RfR and/or appeal. For residential property owners who receive their notice in June 2016, the date for appeal is October 25, 2016. For all other property owners who receive their notice in October, the date for appeal is February 15, 2017.
For more information about your property taxes, contact:
Town of Halton Hills
1 Halton Hills Drive
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
tel: 905-873-2601 ext. 2337, 2242, 2243 or 2244.