Every property owner has to pay taxes to the municipality. Taxes help cover costs of county and educational services.
The county issues 2 tax bills each year, but if your property is newly constructed or has been changed, you may receive additional omitted and supplementary bills that can be retroactive for the current year and for the past 1 or 2 years.
Information included in your Tax Bill
- Name(s) of property owner(s) (if there are multiple owners, only the first 2 will appear in your bill)
- Assessed value and tax class assigned by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
- Account number, roll number, legal description of property
- Tax bill breakdown - payable to county and school boards
- Account balance at the time the tax bill is produced (except on omitted and supplementary bills)
- Amount of each tax instalment and deadlines for payment
Paying your Tax Bill
You can use one of several payment options including our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan.
Interim Tax Bills
Your interim tax bill is calculated based on 50% of your previous year's taxes. It is based on your annualized property's taxes for the previous tax year since the county will not have passed the annual tax rate for the current year yet.
Interim bills have 2 payment instalment due dates. They show any outstanding or credit account balance at the time of billing.
Final Tax Bills
Your final tax bill shows your balance of taxes for the year; minus the interim tax amount you were already billed. It is based on your property's tax rates for the current year.
Final tax bills have 2 payment instalment due dates.
Supplementary and Omitted Bills
Throughout the year supplementary and omitted bills are issued to people who own properties that are new or that have had physical alterations made. Supplementary bills refer to the current tax year. Omitted bills refer to previous years.
You could receive several bills at different times throughout the year depending on when MPAC sends the county assessment information.
Supplementary and omitted bills may have 1 or 2 instalment(s) date shown on the bill. They do not reflect previous account balance information.