Learn about your property taxes, how they are calculated, payment options and who to contact:

Property tax bill and balance details

Receiving your bill

  • Property owners will receive a tax bill by postal mail twice each year
  • In special cases a supplementary/omitted tax bill may be issued by mail to the property owner
  • Any tax bill will be sent, at minimum, 21 days prior to the due date. Let us know if you have not received your bill in that time
  • Make sure we have your current mailing address on record so that you receive your bill and do not incur penalties for late payment
  • If you are on a payment plan or a mortgage plan, your bill will reflect this
  • Read your tax bill and all details within, carefully. Contact us with any questions

Account balance, transactions and copy of tax bill

  • Your original tax bill that we mail out is your official income tax receipt
  • Balance summaries can be provided to the owner, fees apply for each roll (property)
  • Transaction details can be provided to the owner, fees apply for each roll (property)
  • Duplicate copy tax bills can be provided to the owner, fees apply for each roll (property), please allow 3-5 business days to fulfill request
Due dates

Tax bill due dates

  • Interim property taxes are due the last business day of March each year
  • Final property taxes are due the last business day of August each year

Other bill due dates

  • Arrears notices, unless otherwise noted on the bill, are due at the end of the month
  • Supplementary tax bills, are due the date listed on the bill

Payment plan withdrawal dates

  • Installment plans, the withdrawal dates will be March and August each year
  • Monthly plans, withdrawal dates will be the last business day of the month
  • Mortgage plans, your mortgage company is expected to pay taxes on your behalf by the bill due date
Late fees
1.25% per month is applied on any unpaid balance; starting the first day of the month following the due date.

We understand that life happens but cannot adjust our due dates.

Avoid penalties and interest charges by:

  • Not missing a due date
  • Set up a payment plan monthly or by installment
  • Send us a post-dated cheque before or on the tax due date
  • Make sure we have your correct mailing address on file
  • Contact your mortgage company to see about having them pay your property taxes through your mortgage
Payment options
Here are all of the ways you can pay your property taxes:
Online or by phone

Pay online or by phone, directly through your bank:

  • Search and add “Huntsville, taxes” as the payee
  • Your account number is always your 19 digit roll number with no spaces or characters

Allow 3-5 business days for your payment to be processed; this lessens the chance of late fees.

Mail

Send postal mail to:

  • Tax Department, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
  • Cheque only - current date; or
  • Cheque only - post dated for the due date

All mail must be received by the due date in order to avoid late fees.

In person

Visit us at:

  • Town Hall, customer service desk
  • Cash, debit or cheque (sorry, we cannot accept credit card for tax payments)
Drop-Box

Use our drop-box:

  • Town Hall, back doors on High Street
Payment plans

Monthly, installment and arrears pre-authorized debit programs are available.

Mortgage

Your financial institution may offer/request to pay the property taxes on your behalf. Contact your mortgage company directly, to see about getting this set up through your mortgage.

3rd Party Credit Card Company

The Town of Huntsville does not offer the option of paying property taxes using a credit card. However, you may be able to use a third-party service provider that offers additional payment methods, including credit cards:

  • Plastiq (Property Tax Payments) provides credit card payment services
  • Third-party providers charge a fee for their service
  • You are responsible for making sure the Town of Huntsville receives your payment by the payment due date. If you are using a third-party service provider, you must clearly understand the terms and conditions of the services you are using. Also, links to other websites, or references on this website to products, services, or publications other than those of the Town of Huntsville, are provided only for the convenience of Town of Huntsville website users. The Town of Huntsville does not endorse these products, services, or publications.
Change of mailing address
 

We send the tax bill to the last known address.

Please let us know any time your address changes by submitting a mailing address change form. This form is also on the back of every tax bill.

Tax rates and calculations
Visit the tax rates and calculations page.
Property ownership

Ownership updates

Law offices are asked to provide Town of Huntsville's Property Tax department with a notice of ownership after the closing of sale of land within Huntsville's boundary.

New property owners

Congratulations on your new ownership status. Please note:

  • Your lawyer may provide Town of Huntsville with an ownership update at closing of sale
  • Property tax department will send the next tax bill to the new owner. If you have questions please contact us
  • The owner is responsible for paying property taxes on account in time for the due date
  • The owner is responsible to ensure that the mailing address information is current 

Owner lookup

If you need to know who owns a property, please come to Town Hall. We can show you the resources you need to lookup this info :

  1. Access our TOHM interactive map to get a roll number (property ID number) 
  2. How to search the public roll books based on the roll number, so that you can find out owner names, mailing addresses and property values

Public roll books are:

  • For viewing purposes only; details within should not be replicated
  • Are the property of MPAC
  • Updated by MPAC and provided to Town of Huntsville once annually, in December
  • Based on property values, not taxes - 

Town staff are available to help, but cannot legally provide ownership details otherwise

Own property in Huntsville

  • Occasionally Town of Huntsville may have surplus real estate available and will post on the Town properties for sale page
  • Occasionally Town of Huntsville will publically tender tax sale properties
  • Consult with a local real estate agent or lawyer if you are looking to purchase private property
Property value and assessment notices
Visit the property value and surveys page or speak directly with MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.