Property Assessment

Assessment Rolls

The assessment roll is a list of properties and their valuations delivered annually to each municipal taxing authority during December. The Assessment roll is considered a public document available for viewing by any interested party. The assessment roll provides the following information: owner’s name and address, legal description of the property and assessed value. The current assessment roll is available for viewing at the Municipal Office during regular working hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Property information such as the legal description, the property and assessed values are available at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) website at www.mpac.ca or by calling the MPAC customer contact centre at 1-866-296-6722.

How MPAC assesses properties in Ontario

To establish your property’s assessed value, MPAC analyzes property sales in your community.  This method is called Current Value Assessment.  It is used by most assessment jurisdictions in Canada and throughout the world.

In addition to sales, they look at the key features of every property.  As many as 200 factors are considered when assessing the value of a residential property.  Five major factors usually account for 85% of the value:

  • Location
  • Lot dimensions
  • Living area
  • Age of the property, adjusted for any major renovations or additions, and
  • Quality of construction

Other features that may affect value include: number of bathrooms, fireplaces, garages, pools, whether properties have water frontage, and so on.
They analyze the key features of your property with sales of comparable properties in your community to determine your assessment.  To learn more about how MPAC assesses properties, visit their website at www.mpac.ca.

If you do not agree with your assessment
1. Contact MPAC
2. Ask MPAC to review your assessment
If you feel your assessed value or classification is not correct, they will review it free  of charge.  You may request a review any time before March 31 of the current year.
Get information about your property and comparable properties
You can obtain detailed information about your property and information on up to 24 additional properties from MPAC free of charge.

This includes:

  • A Property report on six properties of your choice and six selected by MPAC through a written request; and
  • Twelve detailed property reports for properties of your choice online through AboutMyProperty

1. On the internet (AboutMyProperty)

  • Go to www.mpac.ca
  • Select AboutMyProperty
  • Enter the eight digit password for AboutMyProperty included on your notice
  • Follow the instructions on AboutMyProperty to obtain the information

2. With a written request

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Fax   :  1-866-297-6703
Mail  :  MPAC, Attention:  GRAP program, Box 9808, Toronto, ON M1S 5T9