Frequently Asked Questions - Finance Department
How can I set up pre-authorized tax payments?
You can apply for pre-authorized payments by filling out and returning the form listed here along with a "voided" cheque. The account should be current. To download Pre-authorized payment plans
please go to Applications and Forms
When will I receive my tax bill?
Your municipal tax bill will be mailed twice per year - once in the spring and once in the fall. Property tax bills are normally mailed out at the end of February and the end of August of each year. Each tax bill normally has two installment dates: interm in March and June; final September and November.
What are the tax rates?
The current Municipal, County and Education tax rates for each property tax class are shown in Tax Rates
How can I set up pre-authorized water and sewer payments?
You can apply for pre-authorized payments by filling out and returning the PAD Agreement
form listed in Applications and Forms
along with a "voided" cheque. The account should be current.
When will I recieve my water and sewer bills?
For those properties with municipal water services, your water bills will be mailed by-monthly. For those properties with municipal sanitary sewer services, your water bills will include the sewer charges.
How do I change or update my mailing address?
In order to change or update your mailing address, we require the property owner to advise the tax department in writing of the change. The tax department will then forward the amended address to MPAC. Please either mail your change to Township of Clearview, 217 Gideon Street, PO Box 200, Stayner ON L0M 1S0 or e-mail Susette Sampson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ownership title changes must be made through the Land Registry Office. The Land Registry Office can be contacted at (705) 725-7232 , 114 Worsley St. Barrie, ON. You can also visit the Land Registry Office
How can I appeal my property assessment?
You can contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at (705) 728-3572 or 1-866-296-6722. You can also visit the web site at www.mpac.on.ca to complete a Request for Reconsideration if you disagree with the property assessment notice received from MPAC. Township staff cannot change property assessments.
What is the assessment roll?
The assessment roll is a list of the properties in the Township and their valuations (assessments) provided to Clearview by MPAC. The assessment roll is a public document available for viewing at the Township Administration Office during regular business hours. The assessment roll includes the following information regarding properties: owners' names, mailing addresses, property descriptions ("legal" descriptions) and assessments.
How can I pay my property taxes?
Tax Payment Methods: i) in person by cash, cheque, or Interac at the Township Administration Office, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner (no credit cards accepted), ii) by mail to Township of Clearview, P.O. Box 200, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner ON L0M 1S0 (include tax stub), iii) at the drop box by cheque at the Township Administration Office, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner (include tax stub, do not put cash in drop box), iv) through your financial institution's Electronic Funds Transfer or web banking (check with them for details), and v) at local banks in Clearview and surrounding area (include tax stub, banks may charge a fee). Please note that all payments received for taxes are applied first to all penalties and interest and then to taxes.