Property taxes provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, the County of Huron and School Boards.
Each property is assigned a tax class by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) depending on the use or purpose of the property. Annual tax rates are set according to the annual budget for the Municipality, County, and Province (Education). These tax rates are then applied to each tax class. We calculate the tax levy by using the applicable tax rates and assessed value assigned to each property.
Tax Due Dates
Interim Tax Due Dates:
- March 31st
- June 30th
Interim Tax Bills are mailed in February, if you have not received your tax bill by the end of February please contact the Treasury / Tax Clerk.
Final Tax Due Dates:
- September 30th
- November 30th
Final Tax Bills are mailed in August, if you have not received your tax bill by the end of August please contact the Treasury / Tax Clerk.
How to Pay your Taxes
Tax payments can be made in person at the municipal office, by regular mail or at the CIBC Goderich Branch only.
Failure to receive a tax notice does not exempt you from the payment of the taxes, nor penalty and interest.
- Please make cheques payable to the 'Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh'
- Post dated cheques are also accepted for your convenience.
- Tax payments must be received by the due date.
- An after hours mail box/drop box is located outside the municipal office.
- If you require a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope.
This will allow the municipality to withdraw funds from your account automatically on the due date.
To set this up, please fill out our Pre-Authorized Payment Application form
Or download the Printable Tax Payment Pre-Authorization Form to print and mail in along with a VOID cheque to the Municipal Office and we will look after the rest!
Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh
82133 Council Line
RR 5, Goderich, ON N7A 3Y2
The taxpayer assumes responsibility for the late arrival of payment in this office. A penalty will be charged if payment is received after the due date. Please make cheques payable to the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh and include remittance portion only with payment.
Telephone or Internet Banking
Set up ‘ASHFIELD COLBORNE WAWANOSH (TWP) TAX’ as a payee and use your roll number located at the top of your tax bill starting with 4070 as your account number for electronic payments.
Having trouble setting up electronic payments? Contact your banking institution.
NOTE: RBC and TD Customers remove the ‘4070’ from the account number.
You may pay by cheque, cash or debit card in person Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm (excluding statutory holidays) at the Municipal Office.
Online Credit Card Payment
Payment by credit card is available online using PaySimply
Your account number is the last 15-digits of your roll number starting with 310, 610, or 640
* PaySimply charges a 2.5% transaction fee for this service.
By sending payments to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include in the message the property roll number or name of primary property owner.
After Hours Drop-box
Cheques can be left in the drop-box located at the Municipal Office.
Mailing Address Change
This information will be submitted to the Treasury / Tax Clerk. If you have issues completing the form, email@example.com or by phone (519) 524-4669 ext. 200.
Assessment of all properties is handled by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Visit MPAC's website for more information https://www.mpac.ca/en.
Property owners who believe their assessment value is incorrect can ask for a Request for Reconsideration from MPAC at any time throughout the year. If satisfaction is not reached between the two parties, a formal appeal can be made to the Assessment Review Board (ARB). The deadline for this type of appeal is March 31st each year.
For customer service please contact MPAC Toll Free at +1 866 296-6722 or fill-out online form https://www.mpac.ca/ContactUs
Application for Appeal Section 357/358 of the Municipal Act
A property owner may apply for a change in assessment under Section 357 or 358 of the Municipal Act for any of the following events:
- Change in tax class of property -s357(1)(a)
- Land has become exempt from taxation - s357(1)(c)
- Building razed by fire, demolition or otherwise - s357(1)(d)(i)
- Building damaged by fire, demolition, or otherwise & substantially unusable - s357(1)(d)(ii)
- Repairs/renovations to land prevented normal use for minimum three months - s357(1)(g)
- Land has become vacant or excess land - s357(1)(b)
- Overcharged due to a gross or manifest error, clerical or factual in nature - s357(1)(f), 358
Farm Tax Program
As a farmland owner in Ontario, you may be eligible to apply for a property tax reduction through the Farm Property Class Tax rate Program offered by AGRICORP.
Please contact AGRICORP at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you meet the eligibility requirements or visit the program page on their website https://www.agricorp.com/en-ca/Programs/FarmTaxProgram/Pages/Overview.aspx.
Eligible owners will need a valid Farm Business Registration number from AGRICORP in order to apply.
A tax certificate is a legal document that displays the annual taxes. The tax certificate also contains any outstanding receivables linked to the tax roll. Tax certificates are available by written request by email to email@example.com. The fee is $50.00 per roll number as set in the Consolidated Fee By-Law.