Tax Assessments in the Township of Conmee
Assessments in the Township of Conmee are established by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. MPAC is a private entity that provides assessment services under the authority of the Provincial Government. MPAC currently uses a system called "Fair Market Value" or Fair Market Assessment". To put it simply, MPAC uses recent sales of similar properties to assign a value to your property. MPAC also uses other criteria to establish these values. Once the assessment is assigned to the properties this information is provided to the Township. The Township applies a tax rate to your value to determine how much you will pay in property tax. The tax rate is calculated using a computer program that contains the assessments of all properties in Conmee, and can calculate individual taxes using the amount of revenue must be raised in a given year. The higher your assessment, the more you will pay in taxes. If you feel that your assessment is too high, you may "Request a Reconsideration" of your assessment. A Request for Reconsideration is free. If you disagree with the decision on the Request for Reconsideration, you may appeal to the Assessment Appeal Board. At this level fees do apply.
Tax Bills in the Township of Conmee
The Township office can now accept debit and credit cards!
We also accept credit card payments through Plastiq. Using Plastiq, a third-party service provider, you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express online. To make a credit card payment:
- Go to https://request.plastiq.com/pay-township-of-conmee and register with Plastiq to create an account.
- Enter the amount you want to pay and when you want to send it
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENTS MAY TAKE 3 BUSINESS DAYS TO PROCESS. THE TOWNSHIP MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT BEFORE THE DUE DATE IN ORDER TO AVOID INTEREST CHARGES. PAYMENTS ARE APPLIED TO YOUR ACCOUNT WHEN THEY ARE RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE, NOT WHEN THEY ARE SENT. ALSO NOTE, PLASTIQ WILL APPLY A SERVICE FEE OF 2.5% FOR CREDIT CARDS AND 1% FOR DEBIT CARDS. THE TOWNSHIP OF CONMEE DOES NOT RECEIVE THIS FEE.
Taxes bills are sent out twice a year, with each bill divided into two payments for your convenience. The first bill is called the Interim Tax Bill and is usually sent in early February with payments due at the end of February and the end of April. The Interim Bill is based on 50% of last year's bill. Once Council determines how much revenue must be raised by taxation, a Final Tax Bill is sent, usually in early August. The Final Bill calculates your total taxes for the year and subtracts any payments made. Final payments are usually due at the end of August and the end of October (NEW!). A penalty of 1.25% per month is added to any outstanding balances, on the first day of the next month.
Tax payments may be made at the Municipal Office, 19 Holland Road West or mailed to:
Township of Conmee,
Kakabeka Falls, Ontario P0T 1W0.
E-transfers are also accepted. Please send e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and property roll number in the message section.
Payments may also be made at the Rapport Credit Union in Kakabeka Falls or the TD Bank if you are a member. You will require your roll number, which is shown on your tax bill. You may also use their online banking services to make these payments.
There is a mail slot to the left of the Office doors. Payments made through the mail slot will be applied to accounts on the next working day. All payments in our office at 9:00 am on the day penalty is applied are processed first. Payments made after 9:00 am on the day penalty is applied will be subject to that penalty. Payments may also be made at the Provincial Alliance Credit Union. Payments made at the Credit Union are applied to accounts on the next working day. If you make a payment at the Credit Union on the last day taxes are due, it will be applied to your account before penalty is added. We also accept post-dated cheques. Post-dated cheques will be applied to your account on the day they become negotiable.
Property owners who have unpaid taxes after the due date will receive a Notice of Arrears. This Notice will show the amount outstanding as well as the penalty that has been applied. Accounts that remain outstanding for 2 years will be placed into Tax Registration. Once a property has been placed into Tax Registration, we can no longer accept partial payments. The owner becomes liable for the total amount of outstanding taxes, penalty, and fees associated with the Tax Registration Process. If the taxes remain unpaid at the end of the Tax Registration year, the property will be sold in a tax sale.
Property owners who cannot pay the full amount of taxes owing should contact the Treasurer to arrange a payment schedule. The Township of Conmee will accept monthly cheques for current year taxes owing, however penalties will still apply each month on the outstanding amounts. Accounts due after 1 year are eligible to be placed into a Collection Agency that reports to the Credit Bureau. All accounts due after 2 years will be placed into tax registration.
Application under Section 357/358
Application under Section 357
A property owner may make application under Section 357 of the Municipal Act for a refund of property taxes for the following reasons:
- Ceased to be liable to be taxed at rate it is taxed
- Became exempt
- Mobile unit removed
The property tax refund application can be made for a period during the year or for the entire year. This application must be made to the Township of Conmee no later than last day of February of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.
Application under Section 358
A property owner may make application under Section 358 for one or both of the two years preceding the year in which application is made for an overcharge caused by a gross or manifest error in the preparation of the assessment roll that is clerical or factual in nature but not an error in judgment in assessing the property.
This application must be made to the Township of Conmee on or before December 31 of the current year.