The Town of Huntsville Finance department is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes for the Municipality and on behalf of the District of Muskoka and the school boards serving the residents.

These taxes are used to provide Town of Huntsville residents with a variety of services, including road maintenance, snow removal, emergency services, parks, arenas, community centres, planning and development, and more.

Property taxes are made up of three main components: Town of Huntsville municipal taxes, District of Muskoka taxes, and education taxes.

  • Huntsville municipal taxes: The tax rate to cover costs of supplying municipal services is based on Council’s adoption of the annual budget. Revenues from provincial grants, user fees, and other sources are deducted from the total expenditures, resulting in a final amount that needs to be raised through taxation.
  • District of Muskoka taxes: These taxes are based on the tax rate adopted by the District of Muskoka. This portion is remitted to the District to support their role in supplying various services, including waste management, housing and shelter, and public health and emergency services.
  • Education taxes: This tax rate is set by the Province of Ontario and remitted to the local school boards you support. You can change your school support on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) website.

Property tax rates and calculations

Property tax is calculated and billed using the property’s assessed value, as found on your property assessment notice issued by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and the Council approved property tax rate.

How property tax is calculated

Tax rates

Our tax rates are updated each spring following Huntsville and District approved budgets. View tax rate by-laws for Town and BIA.

Current year tax rate details

Previous Year Tax Rates: If you would like to request the previous year’s tax rates, please reach out to the Town of Huntsville.Current year tax rates details are for 2023

Fun fact: We call these ‘tax rates’ today but in the past, they were once referred to as ‘mill rates’

Assessment ClassTown GeneralBIAEducationDistrict GeneralDistrict Waste ManagementDistrict Water ADistrict Sewer ATotal Rate (No BIA)Total Excluding Water/Sewer
Residential 0.0042780 nil 0.0015300 0.0030997 0.0007226 0.0007928 0.0020917 0.0125148 0.0096303
Multi-Residential 0.0042780 nil  0.0015300 0.0030997 0.0007226


0.0020917 0.0125148 0.0096303
Commercial 0.0047057 0.0042620 0.0068102 0.0034097 0.0007949 0.0008721 0.0023008 0.0188934 0.0157205
Industrial 0.0047057 nil 0.0079970 0.0034097 0.0007949 0.0008721 0.0023008 0.0200802 0.0169073
Pipelines 0.0029946 nil 0.0042592 0.0021698 0.0005058 0.0005550 0.0014642 0.0119486 0.0099294
Landfill 0.0047057 nil 0.0079044 0.0034097 0.0007949 0.0008721 0.0023008 0.0199876 0.0168147
Farmlands 0.0010695 nil 0.0003825 0.0007749 0.0001807 0.0001982 0.0005229 0.0031287 0.0024076
Managed Forest 0.0010695 nil 0.0003825 0.0007749 0.0001807 0.0001982 0.0005229 0.0031287 0.0024076

Property tax bills

Property taxes are due twice per year.

  • Interim: Due the last business day of March each year, and represents 50% of the previous year's levied taxes
  • Final: Due the last business day of August each year

Note: More billings may occur throughout the year based on supplemental and/or omitted assessment values provided by the Municipal Property Tax Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Your tax bill is your official receipt for income tax purposes. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the bill from being due or exempt the taxpayer from incurring late payment charges.

If you have not received your tax bill or have additional questions: