Property Tax Information

2019 Tax Ratios (pdf)
2019 Tax Rates (pdf)
Pre-authorized Payment Plan (pdf)

Residential Tax Rates
           Municipal       School          Total
2009 2.44084% 0.25200% 2.69284%
2010 2.48547% 0.24100% 2.72647%
2011 2.43974% 0.23100% 2.67074%
2012 2.39144% 0.22100% 2.61244%
2013 2.121036% 0.21200%  2.2333036% 
2014 1.900915% 0.20300% 2.103915%
2015 1.712774% 0.19500% 1.907774%
2016 1.555595% 0.18800% 1.743595%
2017 1.593883% 0.17900% 1.772883%
2018 1.556986% 0.17000% 1.726986%
2019 1.540777% 0.16100% 1.701777%

The total residential tax rate for the Town of Espanola declined in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and remains below the 2009 level.  The term "mill rate" was removed from the legislation and methodology in 1998 as a component of Ontario's overall tax reform.

The property tax calculation is: Property Assessment (from MPAC) x Tax rate (set by Council).
See where your money goes using the interactive chart.

Tax Office
You can reach the Town of Espanola tax department by calling 869-1540 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Interest rate
An interest rate of 1.25% is charged on the first day of the month for outstanding balances.

Payment Options
Payment(s) can be made at the Municipal Office located at 100 Tudhope St. during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, mailed to 100 Tudhope St., Espanola, ON P5E 1S6, make it easy for yourself; pay your Property Taxes online or set up pre-authorized payments.  Just download and fill out this form - Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (pdf)All taxpayers in good standing are eligible for the pre-authorized payment program allowing you to break your taxes into twelve monthly payments with no penalty and no interest charges. Starting in January 2018 two payment dates will be offered to better fit your budget. Payments can be withdrawn on the first of every month or the 15th of every month.

Post dated cheques are also accepted and can be dropped off or mailed to the Municipal Office.

Payment methods are Cash, Cheques and Interact.  Credit Cards are not accepted.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact the tax department at 705-869-1540 x2107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Change of Address
Regardless of how you pay your property taxes, the original tax bill is always sent to the property owner at the last known address.  Send address changes to the Municipal Office by calling 869-1540 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tax bills for New Homes
Property owners who have moved into a newly constructed home will only receive a tax bill for the land portion of their property until the assessment office determines the assessed value of your house (which may not occur until several months after your move in).  Owners are responsible for property taxes from the occupancy date.  A bill will be sent once the Town of Espanola receives the assessment information.  If you wish to pay based on an estimated amount, it can be credited to your tax account and applied against the taxes once they are billed.  Contact the Tax Department at 869-1540 to discuss the option further.  Alternatively you can wait for the installment(s).