Property Taxes

Reassessments/ Supplementary Tax Bills

A supplementary tax bill is a bill issued by the Township which reflects any additions or improvements you have made to your property.

MPAC issues supplementary assessments for one of the following reasons:

(A) House/Building assessment

  • Your house was recently built and when you purchased it, it was only assessed for vacant land; or
  • You had some renovations/improvements done to your property that has increased its market value.

(B) Reclassification

  • The tax class of the whole or portion of your property assessment has changed.

From the supplementary assessment information supplied by MPAC, the Township of Manitouwadge calculates the tax amounts due and issues a tax bill with installments and due dates. Until the Township receives the information from MPAC, we cannot issue a tax bill. As legislation allows MPAC to issue supplementary assessments for the current and previous two years, there may be a considerable time lapse between the effective date of the supplementary assessment and the date you receive your Supplementary Assessment Notice and tax bill.

Late Payment Charges

To avoid late payment charges, your property tax payment must be received by our office on or before the due date.

Late payment charges of 1.25% will be added on the first day of each month until paid.

For further information, please contact the Township of Manitouwadge Office at (807) 826-3227 ext 225 or via e-mail at

Tax Rates

Click on a year below to view Tax Rates By Year

For previous years please contact the Treasury Department at (807) 826-3227 ext 225 or email at

Frequently Asked Questions

Three governments and one corporation play a role in property assessment and taxation.

The Provincial Government sets the legislative framework for assessment and taxation in Ontario. It does this by creating legislation, called Provincial Statutes. The Government also creates regulations, which are authorized under the Statutes. The principal ministry involved in setting assessment and taxation policies is the Ministry of Finance, through the Assessment and Municipal Acts.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for calculating assessment values and classifying properties according to use, for each of the four million properties in Ontario. These values are used to calculate property and education tax rates and to determine the amount each property is taxed. Assessment information is provided to taxpayers through a Notice of Assessment and to Municipalities through the Assessment Roll.

The Township of Manitouwadge uses information supplied by MPAC to set tax rates and to calculate your tax bill. MPAC is separate and independent from the Township and is governed by its own Board appointed by the Minister of Finance.

The Township collects property taxes on behalf of the Township of Manitouwadge and the Province of Ontario (Education). Each level of Government is responsible for its own tax rates.

The formulas for calculating residential property taxes are:

Assessed Value x Municipal Tax Rate = Amount of Municipal Property Tax

Assessed Value x Education Tax Rate = Amount of Education Property Tax

Municipal Property Tax + Education Property Tax = Total Property Tax

The Township of Manitouwadge does not determine the value of your property. This is done by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) which is completely separate and independent of the Township. The Assessment Act requires that the assessed value of your property be based on what the property would likely sell for on a specific date. For the 2006 taxation year, the valuation date is January 1, 2005. Local property sales occurring around that date provide a basis as to the assessed value of similar, unsold properties. MPAC continually collects information about properties to ensure that those with similar features (age, size, location, construction, etc.) have similar but not necessarily identical assessed values.

Ask yourself if your assessed value is close to what you would have expected to sell your property for in January of 2005. What were similar properties selling for at that time? MPAC is now providing an on-line service called About My Property. Using this service, property owners can review basic assessment information for their own property and comparable (similar) properties. Further information can be obtained from MPAC at or by calling 1-866-296-MPAC (6722).

Annually, the Township of Manitouwadge establishes a budget to provide for municipal services and infrastructure. Taxes represent approximately 50 per cent of the Township’s budget needs. A tax rate is calculated in accordance with Provincial legislation which meets the funding requirements identified in the budget. The Province sets the education tax rate for all properties. The residential education tax rate is the same province-wide.

After a reassessment, tax rates are adjusted upward to recover the possible deficit caused by a lower assessment. In the case of a higher reassessment, tax rates will be adjusted downward so that the Township and the Province do not receive a gain from the increased assessment.

For assessment questions, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722).

For tax questions, please contact the Township of Manitouwadge Office at (807) 826-3227 ext. 225 or via e-mail at :
Township of Manitouwadge
Box 910
1 Mississauga Drive
Manitouwadge, ON
P0T 2C0

General Inquiries

T: (807) 826-3227
F: (807) 826-4592

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