Property taxation is a major source of funding for the municipality, school boards and county, which require the funding to deliver their programs and services to the public.
The amount of property tax assessed to an individual property is a factor of the assessed property value and tax rates.
The assessed property value is determined by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), an independent entity established by the Ontario Property Assessment Corporation Act, 1997.
Municipal tax rates are established by Town Council once the annual budget has been approved.
School Board tax rates are established by the province.
County tax rates are established by Essex County Council.
The Interim Tax Installment is calculated at 50% of the previous year’s total amount of taxes and is generally mailed out to all property owners (residential and non-residential) in January.
2018 Interim Tax Installment due dates are February and April.
The Final Tax Installment is calculated using the assessed property value and approved tax rates, less the Interim Tax Billing, and is generally mailed out to residential property owners in May and to non-residential property owners in August.
2017 Final due date is: September 27, 2017 for all properties.
Property Tax Payment Options
By Mail: Cheques post-dated to the due date(s) are accepted. Once submitted, post-dated cheques cannot be returned. DO NOT SEND CASH. Please mail tax remittance stub and include your assessment roll number on the front of your cheque.
Telephone/PC Banking: Payment may be made through any major Canadian bank via telephone or personal computer. Contact your own bank for details.
In Person: Payment may be made in person at Town Hall, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Town of Tecumseh Municipal Building
917 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 1W9
Pre-Authorized Payments (PAP): You are eligible to join the plan if your property tax payments are up to date. If you have arrears on your account, they must be paid prior to enrolment.
There are two payment plan choices.
1. Monthly Tax Payment Plan
Your property taxes will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account in 10 installments on or about the 15th of the month starting in February. The first 9 installments will be equal in amounts with the 10th and final installment in November being the balance owing for the year.
2. Installment Due Date Tax Payment Plan
Your property taxes will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account on each installment date. (Normally the date of these installments will fall in February, April, June and September)
Deadline for joining a PAP plan is 30 days prior to any due date.
To join, complete the application form, found in Forms and return to Town Hall with a void cheque.
If your mortgage company is responsible for paying these taxes, your tax notice will indicate so. If your tax notice does not identify your mortgage company, please forward your tax notice directly to them.
If you no longer own the property for which the taxes are levied, please advise the Tax Department immediately in writing by returning the tax notice with the date of vacancy, new owner(s) and forwarding address.
It is the responsibility of the person or company taxed to notify the Tax Department of any changes to the property which will reflect on your assessment.
Property information is available to the public. You can request the following information for a property;
- Owner name
- Tax assessment
- Legal description
- Lot size
Commercial/Industrial Capping Parameters