Councillors here are prepared for phone calls as the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) begins mailing nearly one million property assessment notices to property taxpayers across the province.
Councillors were made aware of the new mail-out during a Nov. 5 council session.
Mayor Dennis Lever anticipated the township will be getting calls once residents start receiving the notices.
Correspondence from MPAC representatives Jon Hebden and Matt Stubbs notes, “Each notice mailed this fall shows the assessed value and classification of a property based on the legislated valuation date of Jan. 1, 2012, which is in place for the 2013-2016 property tax years.”
The last province-wide assessment update took place in 2012.
MPAC continues to review properties as new homes are built, owners renovate, structures are removed and properties change use. The next province-wide assessment update takes place in 2016.
While the notices are being sent out now, the assessment rolls are not delivered to municipalities until early December.
The deadline to file a request for reconsideration or appeal is March 31, 2015.
Property owners are encouraged to visit www.aboutmyproperty.ca to confirm their property details and compare their property with others in their neighbourhood.
Enquiries about property assessment notices and assessment matters in general may be directed to the customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or 1-877-889-MPAC (6722) (TIY).
Property taxpayers may also visit www.mpac.ca or their local MPAC office. The hours and address for the local office are included on every notice mailed.