Frequently Asked Questions - Finance Department
Property Tax Bill
The Property Tax Bill is made up of three main components: Education Taxes, County of Simcoe Taxes and Municipal Township Taxes
Pre-Authorized Payment Plans
Pursuant to the Assessment Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Act, the Township requires a "Letter of Authorization" to be completed before verbally releasing, free of charge, the same assessment related information that an owner or an agent acting on behalf of the owner could obtain from viewing the property assessment roll books or from contacting MPAC directly.
Resolving Assessment Concerns
Accurate assessed values are the cornerstone of the property tax system. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses over 4.4 million properties in Ontario.
To test your assessed value, ask yourself if you could sell your property for its assessed value. If your answer is "yes" your assessed value is accurate.
If your answer is "no" you can:
1. Ask MPAC to review your property's assessed value
2. File a Request for Reconsideration with the Assessment Review Board
You may also contact MPAC offices at (705) 728-3572 or 1-866-296-6722, www.mpac.on.ca
If property taxes remain unpaid for a specific period of time, the Municipal Act, 2001 governs the circumstances under which the property may be sold by Clearview. For general information on Tax Sales and information on upcoming tax sales visit Tax Sale
Budget documents are available to view online at Budget
Printed versions of the Budget Brochure are available in the Administration Centre at 217 Gideon Street in Stayner as well as in the Creemore, Stayner, and New Lowell Library Branches.
Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
The Audited Financial Statements represent a financial snapshot of the books of the accounts at year end and financial summary of the operations of the Municipality.
The Audited Financial Statements
can be downloaded from Publications
While the primary goal of the Current Value Assessment & Taxation System is fairness, since 1997 much energy has been applied by the Province to mitigate excessive increases generated by the tranisition to full CVA Taxation.
Tax protection measures, prescribed in Ontario Regulation 73/03 of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended, include the mandatory capping of tax increases for commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties.
Section 300 of the Municipal Act, 2001 requires that municipalities provide notice to the public on improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of their service delivery. Municipalities are also required to report on barriers to achieving these improvements.
Section 300 reports allow municipalities to share their successes in improving services for Ontarians and the exchange of good ideas and best practices.
The Municipal Performance Measures Program (MPMP) is a Provincial initiative introduced by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and includes both efficiency and effectiveness measures.
Efficiency measures indicate the amount of staff time and money used to deliver a service while effectiveness measures indicate the extent to which a service is achieving its intended results.
The Reports on Program Results can be downloaded from Publications