Please note that tax rates are approved by Council about the end of May each year and the current year's tax rates are posted at that time. Before this time, for estimate purposes, you may use the previous year's tax rates.
Paying your Taxes
Interim Tax Bill
The Township of Black River-Matheson mails the tax bills by early February and there is 2 installments. Payments are due at the end of February and April.
Final Tax Bill
The final tax bill is mailed by early June and there is 2 installments. Payments are due at the end of June and August. (This bill reflects increases/decreases due to the setting of current year tax rates.)
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Township of Black River-Matheson, 429 Park Lane, P.O. Box 601, P0K 1N0
Cheques made payable to the Township of Black River-Matheson can be dated current or post-dated to the corresponding due dates
Town hall cashier services, 8:30 a.m-12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m -4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Payments can be made by cheque, cash or debit.
After-Hours Drop Box
After hours drop box is located at Town Hall - 367 Fourth Ave.
Property taxes can be paid through your online banking by adding Black River, as a payee. The account number is a T plus your 19 digit roll number. Please note that for any electronic payment, credit will be given on the day funds are received in the Township of Black River-Matheson's bank account.
Present your tax bill at any bank/financial institution across Ontario to make a payment.
Please note that in the event you are late paying your account, penalty/interest charges are added at a rate of 1.25% on the first day of default and the first day of each month thereafter if unpaid. (Payments on accounts are applied first toward the outstanding interest and penalty, then to the oldest outstanding taxes.)
Sale of Property for Non-Payment of Taxes
If property taxes remain unpaid for 3 years, the Town is authorized, under the Municipal Act, to sell vacant or improved land in any property class.
Once a certificate has been registered, partial payments cannot be accepted. A Tax Arrears Certificate indicates that the property will be sold if all taxes, penalties, interest and costs incurred by the Town are not paid within one year of registration of the certificate. This amount is referred to as the cancellation price.
For information on due dates and tax rates please contact Jamie Funk at (705)273-2313 Ext. 314
The Black River-Matheson tax collector is Cassandra Child (Clerk/Treasurer) who can be reached at (705) 273-2313 Ext. 311
Beginning this week, MPAC is mailing more than 38,000 Property Assessment Change Notice (PACN) to property owners across Ontario, representing more than $13 billion in new assessment for municipalities.
New Notice Insert
To help property owners better understand their notice and their updated assessed value, each PACN includes a new bilingual insert that explains:
- Why they received the notice
- How assessed value is different than market value
- Why the valuation date is fixed at January 1, 2016
Update your mailing address online with MPAC
As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property's assessed value. If you own a property in The Township of Black River-Matheson but want to receive all your notices at a different mailing address, you can easily update your information with MPAC. Visit mpac.ca to change your mailing address online.