Property Tax Collector : Christine Brine
Phone: 519-284-2340 Ext 214
2012 Tax Bill
Interim payments are based on 50% of the last year's taxes divided into two payment dates.
The final billing will be the total taxes for the year less the interim billing - divided into two equal installments
If you recently purchased your home or have built a new home or addition and have not received your tax bill, you should call the Town Hall to inquire the status. Ownership changes and assessment changes due to new home construction are sent to the Town Hall with a delay. However, you are still responsible for any taxes owing and will receive applicable penalties on outstanding balances not paid by the due dates.
Tax Certificates are available by a written request $30.00/roll number as per the most current assessment roll.
2012 Tax Rates - PDF
2011 Tax Rates - PDF
2010 Tax Rates - PDF
2009 Tax Rates - PDF
2008 Tax Rates - PDF
1st Installment February 29, 2012
2nd Installment May 31, 2012
3rd Installment August 31, 2012
4th Installment October 31, 2012
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND MULTI-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
Your interim taxes are an estimate. Your 2012 final tax bill may contain adjustments as determined under the capping provisions of Bill 140, The Continued Protection to Property Taxpayers Act, 2000.
Vacant Units -Bill 140 has also changed the taxation policy for vacant space within commercial and industrial properties. Commencing with 2001 all building are assessed and taxed as fully occupied. Property owners must apply to the municipality for vacant space rebates by February 28th of the year following the vacancy. Application forms are available at the Town of St. Marys, Tax Department. All taxes billed must be paid in full to avoid penalties.
Property Tax Payment Options
For your convenience various payment options are available:
Municipal Office - 175 Queen St E (Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Overnight drop slot in the door located at the lower level of the Town Hall.
Local Banks and Trust Companies and Credit Unions
Please contact your financial institution regarding this payment option.
This payment plan allows you to pay your taxes in 12 monthly installments (January - June and we revisit your August-December amount once taxes have been set for the year and will be deducted from your bank account the first banking day of every month) or have the due date amount automatically deducted from your account four times a year for quarterly installments. Please contact the Tax Department if you are interested or click on the link below to download the Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan Application. Please note that taxes must be in good standing to join this program.
Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Authorization Form
Payment by Mail:
Make cheques payable to: "Town of St. Marys"
175 Queen St E Box 998 St Marys ON N4X 1B6
Post Dated Cheques For Arrears:
If your property tax account is in arrears, you may leave post-dated cheques at the Town Hall to be applied to outstanding balances.
Please note that monthly interest and penalties will still apply to outstanding balances. Payment made on taxes in arrears are applied to all penalty and interest charges first and then to the oldest outstanding balances.
Cheques not honoured by your bank will result in a charge of $25.00 being added to your tax account. Please ensure that your cheques are properly completed and signed.
Receipts for tax bills:
Please supply your final tax bill for staff to mark "paid" if you required a stamped receipt. The final tax bill should be kept and used for income tax purposes.
Correction To Assessment Roll
Please use this form to correct errors or omissions to your assessment roll information. Please note name changes needed to be accompanied by legal documents.
Request for Correction to Assessment Roll
2012 Tax Sale Information
For Information Regarding Current Tax Sales please call 519-284-2340 Ext. 214