Property Tax Information

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General Information

Municipal property tax notices are mailed twice a year and are due in four installments:

  • Interim Levy First Installment - Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Interim Levy Second Installment - Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Final Levy First Installment - Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Final Levy Second Installment - Thursday, September 27, 2018

Taxes may be paid by cash, debit or cheque at the Town Hall Finance Department 56 Queen Street, at most banks in person or via online banking and through enrolling in the Municipality of Port Hope's pre-authorized payment plan. There is also a convenient drop box on the front door of the Town Hall for after-hours payment. 

If you are interested in the pre-authorized property tax payment plan, please complete the application found under Forms Central

If you wish to pay your tax bill through your online banking please refer to the recommended payee name/code that the Municipality of Port Hope has for each bank posted below. Please note that if the payee names/codes posted below are not working for you and/or your bank is not within the Municipality of Port Hope, please contact your bank advisor for the correct payee code as it may be different to what is recommended below. If you are interested in paying your water bill through your online banking please click here to visit our Water and Wastewater page.

               Bank                                   Payee Name/Code                                      Description

Bank of Montreal (BMO)                 Port Hope Municipality Taxes                      Roll # starting with 1423
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CIBC                                           Port Hope (Municipality of) Tax                    Roll # starting with 1423
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CUCO                                        Port Hope, Municipality of - 00500196           Roll # starting with 1423
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RBC                                                     Port Hope (Mun) Tax                          Roll # starting with 1423
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Scotia Bank                                    Municipality of Port Hope Taxes                 Roll # starting with 1423
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TD Canada Trust                            Port Hope (Municipality of) Tax                  Roll # starting with 1423
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TelePay                                                 Port Hope Tax                                    Roll # starting with 1423
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Notes

  • Understanding Your Tax Bill Brochure
  • To calculate property tax, simply multiple the assessed value by the applicable tax rate.  For a tutorial on How Your Property Tax is Calculated - Please click here
  • A penalty of 1.25 percent shall be added on the first day of the month following a due date and thereafter interest of 1.25 percent per month will be added on the first day of each month and every month the default continues. 
  • Commercial property class includes all commercial office property, shopping centre property and parking lot property. 
  • Commercial vacant land class includes commercial excess land. 
  • Industrial property class includes all large industrial property. 
  • Industrial vacant land class includes industrial excess land. 
  • Farmland class includes managed forest.

Tax Rates

Assessment Cycle Updates

The Municipality of Port Hope in conjunction with Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) held an information session regarding property assessment and the new four year phase in cycle onWednesday, May 18, 2016.  For the presentation, please click here

On Tuesday September 27, 2016 the Municipality of Port Hope in conjunction with MPAC representatives Catherine Barr and Terry-lyn Wright, hosted an information session regarding the assessment of farmland properties. For the presentation, please click below:

For information on how assessment works, market trends, the Request for Reconsideration process and property assessment and taxation, visit www.aboutmyproperty.ca. If you would like to see the information MPAC has on file or your property or compare your property to others in your area, you can register and login using the Roll Number and Access Key located on your Property Assessment Notice. 

Do you have questions about your 2016 - 2020 Property Assessment Notice? Click the image below or contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722), or 1-877-889-MPAC (6722).

About My Property

For a tutorial on How to Use AboutMyProperty - please click here

Rebates for Vacancies in Commerical or Industrial Buildings

To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Buildings that are Entirely Vacant
    • The entire building was unused for at least 90 consecutive days. 
  • Buildings that are Partially Vacant
    • A suite or unit within a commercial building will be eligible for a rebate if, for at least 90 consecutive days, it was:
      • Unused; and 
      • Clearly delineated or physically separated from the used portions of the buildings; and
      • Either:
        • Capable of being leased for immediate occupation; or 
        • Undergoing or in need of repairs or renovations that prevented it from being available for lease for immediate occupation; or
        • Unfit for occupation.
    • A portion of an industrial building will be eligible for a rebate if, for at least 90 consecutive days, it was:
      • Unused; and
      • Clearly delineated or physically separated from the used portions of the building. 

Applications can be found under Forms Central. The deadline for submitting applications is the last business day in February of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.