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Taxation Overview

2019 Property Tax Due Dates

August 29, 2019 and October 29, 2019

Property Tax Bills

You will receive two mail outs per year for your property taxes, an Interim Tax Bill and a Final Tax Bill.  Each bill is broken into two installments so in total you be required to make four payments in any calendar year.  Due dates are always in March, May, August and October.

The Interim bill is mailed out in February and has two installment dates and amounts.  The first installment is due in March and the second installment is due in May.

The Final bill is mailed out in July and also has two installments with the first installment payment due in August and the second installment due in October.

The tax office will accept post dated cheques at any time.  For other payment options click here.

Current Tax Rates

The Municipality sets the new Tax Rates once the budget for the current year has been determined. Your interim taxes are always 50% of what you paid the previous year and divided into 2 payments of March and May of every year. Your final taxes are the adjusted amount once the taxation rate has been determined and also has 2 payments of August and October of every year.

Where Are My Tax Dollars Going?

Ever wondered where your property tax dollars are going? Below you can download a document that will provide you with the breakdown. The document is offered with a coloured pie chart or a black and white pie chart version. If you require an alternate format please contact the Tax Clerk.

Property Assessment

If you have questions regarding your property assessment, please contact MPAC directly:

Phone: 1-866-296-MPAC (6722)
TTY: 1-877-889-MPAC (6722)
Fax: 1-866-297-6703
Write: MPAC, PO Box 9808, Toronto ON M1S 5T9

Address Changes

If you want to change your mailing address, you must submit your request in writing. Print and complete the Mailing Address Change Form, and mail it to:

Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Rd. 36
Trent Lakes, ON
K0M 1A0

It’s your responsibility to ensure that you receive and have paid your property taxes. Please make sure that you keep your mailing address changes current and up to date with our office or any overdue taxes will be charged penalty and interest charges.

Vacant Unit Rebate Stakeholder & Public Input Survey

The County of Peterborough, in conjunction with its constituent Local Area Municipalities, is seeking feedback related to the reform of the property tax reduction and rebate program that currently exists for vacant commercial and industrial properties. Those wishing to provide input on these matters may complete an online survey.

County and area municipal staff have recommended that the program be eliminated based on the limited benefit it conveys as well as the high administrative costs ultimately carried by all taxpayers.

The County of Peterborough and its local area municipalities are seeking public input in regards to the potential elimination, by December 31, 2020, of a property tax rebate program for vacant commercial and industrial properties.

Survey Submission: Surveys must be submitted by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Completed surveys may be submitted in one of the following ways:

(1)  Complete the on-line survey
(2)  Print, scan and fax to: 705 743 5382

For those wishing to complete a paper based survey, please contact Trena DeBruijn at 705 743 0380, ext. 2200 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

More information can be found by scrolling down on the County of Peterborough Taxes webpage.

Further, a public meeting will be held on Thursday September 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Council chambers of the County of Peterborough at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario.  County staff will hear in person or by Counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who applies to be heard.   Those applying to be heard shall advise Trena DeBruijn, Director of Finance/Treasurer prior to 1 p.m. on Monday September 10, 2018., by calling 705 743 0380, ext. 2200.