Taxation FAQ

1.   What is the tax rate?
2.   What is the sewer rate?
3.   What is the fire rate?
4.   How are my tax bills calculated?
5.   When are my taxes due?
6.   What are the methods of payment?
7.   Can I appeal my tax bill?
8.   How do I change my mailing address?
9.   Who do I talk to about my assessment?
10. My streetlight is out.  Who do I call?

1. What is the tax rate?


The tax rate for the 2017/2018 tax year is as follows:

Residential $1.16 / $100 of assessment
Commercial $2.15 / $100 of assessment

2.  What is the sewer rate?


The sewer rate for the 2017/2018 tax year is $82.16 per unit quarterly or $328.65 per unit annually.

3.  What is the fire rate?

 
There are seven fire departments which cover the municipality and each department has their own rate as follows:
                 
Carleton & District Volunteer Fire Department                 $.11 / $100 of assessment
Port Maitland Volunteer Fire Department                 $.14 / $100 of assessment
Yarmouth Fire Department                 $.16 / $100 of assessment
Lakes & District Volunteer Fire Department                 $.17 / $100 of assessment
Lake Vaughan Volunteer Fire Department                 $.15 / $100 of assessment
Valley & District Volunteer Fire Department                 $.08 / $100 of assessment
Kemptville District Volunteer Fire Department                 $.11 / $100 of assessment

4.  How are my tax bills calculated?
 
The tax calculation is based on the assessed value of the property multiplied by the applicable tax rate divided by 100.  The assessed value is the market value or CAP value of the property determined by Property Valuation Services Corporation.

5.  When are my taxes due?


The total amount billed must be paid by the due date, June 30th, to avoid interest charges.  Interest is applied at the rate of 1.5% per month to any outstanding balance.

6.  What are the methods of payment?


Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit, on-line and telephone banking, or automatic withdrawal.

7.  Can I appeal my tax bill?

No, you cannot appeal your tax bill.  Your tax bill is based on your property assessment which is completed by Property Valuation Services Corporation.  Your assessment will be mailed to you in January and it is at this time that you have the right to appeal.

8.  How do I change my mailing address?

To change your mailing address, please fill out the following form and return it to our office.  Request for Address Change

9.  Who do I talk to about my assessment?

If you have questions about your assessment, please contact Property Valuation Services Corporation at 1-800-380-7775 or www.pvsc.ca

10.  My streetlight is out.  Who do I call?

If your streetlight is out, please contact our Development office at 902-742-9691.