The Municipality of Meaford collects taxes from property owners based on the assessed value of each property. Council sets the tax rate each year through the Budget process.

Paying Your Bill

Tax due dates for 2021 are:

  • Interim: February 26, 2021 and April 28, 2021
  • Final: August 30, 2021 and October 28, 2021

Interest/Penalty at a rate of 1.25% will be added each month on the outstanding tax balance following the due date.

E-Billing

Eliminate paper bills by having your property tax bills emailed to you. Sign up using the  link below to receive your tax bills by email.

E-Billing Enrollment 

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

Never miss a payment and avoid late fees by signing up for a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. You will receive your bill (in the mail or by email) before the due date, then the amount due will be automatically deducted from your bank account.

Payments may be made either in 4 installments (due February, April, August, and October) or in 12 monthly payments made on the 20th or 28th of each month.

Pre-Authorized Payment Application Form - Taxes

If you choose the monthly plan you will receive a letter in January and August to adjust the monthly payments required to pay the annual taxes.

If you improve your property or build a new house you will receive a Supplementary Tax Bill. You will need to contact our office to arrange for payment.

Cash, Cheque and Debit

Cash, cheque and debit payments can be made at the Municipal Office during office hours. Please make all cheques payable to the Municipality of Meaford.

Address: 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)

Cheques can also be dropped off 24 hours a day using the after hours mail slot. However, please do not put cash in the after hours mail slot. If you require a receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope as well as your entire tax bill with your payment.

Credit Card

You can now pay your property taxes using your Visa or Mastercard:

Over the phone: call 1-877-565-3799

Online: Meaford Online Bill Payment System

Guidelines:

  • There is a processing fee of 1.75% for Visa and Mastercard transactions.
  • The maximum payment is $10,000.00
  • Please allow two business days for processing.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation of payment for on-line payments or a confirmation number by phone.
  • You will need your 19-digit property assessment roll number on hand.

Online Banking

Payments can also be made by online banking, telephone banking and at bank machines through the following banks:

  • TD Canada Trust: Meaford Municipal Taxes
  • Royal Bank: Municipality of Meaford Taxes
  • Bank of Montreal: Meaford (Municipality) Tax
  • Scotia Bank: Meaford (Municipality) Tax
  • CIBC: Meaford (Municipality) Tax

When choosing the payer, be sure to select a tax payment, not Meaford Utility. 

If paying through online banking, your account number is your 19-digit property roll number beginning 4210XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Use all 19 digits, with no spaces and no dashes.

If you are paying for more than one property, each property will have a dedicated roll number, so separate payments must be made for each property.

Note: Please date your payment at least 3 business days before the due date to allow processing time from your bank to the Municipality. The payment must be received by our office by the due date to avoid interest/penalty charges.

A transfer fee of $20.00 applies for the Municipality to correct and transfer payments from one account to another. Please make sure you use the correct Payer and Roll number for the payment. 

Mail/Courier

Send your payment by cheque or money order payable to the Municipality of Meaford. Include the payment stub from your tax bill indicating the Roll number of the property you would like the payment applied to.

Address:

Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON N4L 1A1

It is your responsibility to make sure the payment is received at our office by the due date. Interest/penalty charges will apply if the payment is received after the due date. 

Tax Rates

Tax ClassDescriptionTotal Rate

CF

Commercial PIL: Full

0.02785898

CG

Commercial PIL: General- No Education

0.01535898

CJ

Commercial Taxable: Vacant Land, Shared

0.02785898

CT

Commercial Taxable: Full

0.02415898

CU

Commercial Taxable: Excess Land

0.02415898

CV

Commercial PIL Excess Land

0.02785898

CX

Commercial Taxable: Vacant Land

0.02415898

C7

Commercial On-Farm Business

0.01755898

E

EXEMPT

0.00000000

FT

Farmlands Taxable: Full

0.00296424

IH

Industrial Taxable: Full, Shared PIL

0.03418425

IT

Industrial Taxable: Full

0.03048425

IU

Industrial Taxable: Excess Land

0.03048425

IX

Industrial Taxable: Vacant Land

0.03048425

I1

Industrial Farmland Awaiting Development

0.00334321

I7 Industrial On-Farm Business 0.02388425

JH

Industrial (New Construction):Full, Shared PIL

0.03418425

JT

Industrial (New Construction):Full

0.03048425

JU

Industrial (New Construction):Excess Land

0.03048425

JX

Industrial (New Construction):Vacant Land

0.03048425

NT

Multi-Res Taxable: New

0.01337284

MT

Multi-Res Taxable: Full

0.01859787

PT

Pipeline Taxable: Full

0.01953966

RF

Residential PIL: Full - No Support

0.01337284

RG

Residential PIL: General-  No Education

0.01184284

RT

Residential Taxable : Full

0.01337284

R1

Residential Farmland Awaiting Development

0.00334321

ST

Shopping Centre Taxable: Full

0.02415898

TT

Managed Forest Taxable: Full 

0.00334321

XF

Commercial (New Const.) PIL Full Occupied

0.02415898

XJ

Commercial (New Const.) Vacant Land Shared PIL

0.02415898

XT

Commercial (New Const.) Full Occupied

0.02415898

XU

Commercial (New Const.) Excess Land

0.02415898

X7

Commercial (New Const.) On-Farm Business

0.01755898

XX

Commercial (New Const.) Vacant Land

0.02415898

ZT

Shopping Centre(New Const.) Full Occupied

0.02415898

Tax Certificates

Tax certificates are available by request at a cost of $75.00. Certificate requests can be mailed to the Municipality of Meaford at:

Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge St W.
Meaford, ON
N4L 1A1

Tax Incentive Programs

 Farm Tax Class
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program 
1-800-469-2285
Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program

Ministry of Natural Resources
Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program 
1-800-268-8959

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

Ministry of Natural Resources
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
1-855-866-3847

Property Assessment

Every four years, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) updates the value of every property in the province as part of Ontario’s assessment cycle. The last assessment update took place in 2016, based on a valuation date of January 1, 2016. These assessments will apply to the 2017-2020 property tax years.

Property owners have 120 days from the Issue Date on their Notice to file a Request for Reconsideration. The Issue Date and Reconsideration deadline will be included on the Property Assessment Notice.

When you receive your Property Assessment Notice, review it. No further action is required on your part unless you have questions or you disagree with your assessed value and/or classification.

If you have questions, or would like to learn more about how MPAC assessed your property and compare it to others in your neighbourhood, visit aboutmyproperty.ca. You can also review market trends for Meaford and file a Request for Reconsideration. Your unique Roll Number and Access Key were included on your 2016 Property Assessment Notice. 

Videos

For more information on property assessment, view MPAC's video series.

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