Property Taxes

Property taxes are one of the primary methods for the Township of Hornepayne to generate revenue to fund services that contribute to improved quality of life for citizens. This includes services related to health, safety, roads, parks, recreation, planning and other municipal programs and initiatives.

Paying your property taxes

We offer a variety of ways to pay your property taxes with the Township. View our payment options and discover which option works best for you.

The property owner is responsible for ensuring the Township receives payment by the bill due date. When we receive payment, the funds are applied in the following order, if applicable:

  1. Penalties from any year
  2. Outstanding taxes
  3. Current taxes

We generate property tax bills in January (interim bill) and July (final bill) of each year. Each bill includes a first and second installment. Property owners can receive their bill by mail or email. If you wish to change the way you receive your bill, please let us know at

Payments are due in four installments without interest or penalties as follows:

  • Interim bill first installment due on the last day in February
  • Interim bill second installment due on the last day in April
  • Final bill first installment due on the last day in August
  • Final bill second installment due on the last day in October

Penalty/interest of 1.25 per cent is charged on taxes due and unpaid on the first day of default, and the first day of each month thereafter.

Property owners are responsible for paying their property taxes by the due date regardless if the bill did not arrive in the mail or if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday. It is the responsibility of the owner to make other arrangements for payment if the town hall is closed on a due date. See other payment options for more information. 

Tax rates and how property tax is calculated

A property tax is a levy based on the assessed value of a property with two components  ̶  a municipal portion and an education portion.

The Township establishes the municipal portion of the tax rate, ensuring that we prepare and approve a balanced budget each fiscal year, as required by the Municipal Act. We calculate the total municipal levy by projecting the financial requirements of Township for the tax year, then determine the revenue required to create a balanced budget. The total municipal levy is calculated against the total value of all municipal properties combined, to determine the percentage rate of the property tax levy.

The rates for the education portion of property taxes are established by the Government of Ontario under the Education Act and help fund the elementary and secondary education systems in the province.

Your individual property tax bill is calculated as follows:

  • Assessed Value x Tax Rate (for the property class) = Property Tax

Tax rates

View the Township's current tax rates for all property classes on our Tax Rates page.

Property assessment

Learn about the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and its property assessment process, as well as how to file a Request for Reconsideration or Appeal if you disagree with the assessment established for your property.

Request a Tax Certificate

A Tax Certificate shows the annual taxes, current or prior year arrears, and any interest or penalty owing on a property.

Usually, lawyers request a tax certificate when a property is being bought or sold; however, anyone may request a tax certificate if the request is submitted in writing and the appropriate fee is paid per section 352 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, which states:

352 (1) The treasurer shall, upon the written request of any person, give to that person an itemized statement of all amounts owing for taxes in respect of any separately assessed rateable property as of the day the statement is issued.

A request can be submitted to the town hall in person, by fax at 807-868-2787, via email to, by mail, or courier to P.O. Box 370, Hornepayne, ON, P0M 1Z0. 

Tax Certificate fee of $51.00 has been established in the Township of Hornepayne’s Comprehensive User Fees and Service Charges By-Law.

Payments can be made by cash, debit or credit, or by mailing a cheque (payable to the Township of Hornepayne). We can process credit card transactions over the phone by calling 807-868-2020 x0. 

Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.

Please note tax certificates are only valid for thirty days after the date of issue. A verbal update can only be provided within that time frame. If you require an update after the thirty days, please request another tax certificate and provide the appropriate fee.

Contact Us

For any questions or issues related to property taxes please contact: 
Client Services Manager/Treasurer
Phone: 807-868-2020 x204

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