Bev Disney, municipal relations representative with MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) spoke at the Tay Valley Township committee-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 about the upcoming assessments.
Tay Valley Township's residential properties will likely see a 10.74 per cent increase in their MPAC assessments, which are due to arrive in area mailboxes starting next week.
Farm properties are also expected to rise 7.61 per cent, while commercial properties face an 8.21 per cent hike, and industrial lands a 6.32 per cent rise.
During a presentation to Tay Valley Township council earlier this month, Bev Disney, municipal relations representative with MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) also revealed that single family detached homes would see an estimated average change of about 13.1 per cent. Single family homes on the water will also see a 7.3 per cent rise, while seasonal properties on the water will see an 8.4 per cent rise.
The assessment notices for all 5,340 Tay Valley properties are due to arrive in mailboxes starting on Monday, Nov. 19. All business assessments will be mailed at the same time, in late November.
Owners can always challenge the information presented online through aboutmyproperty.ca. They can send a request for reconsideration form in by the filing deadline of April 1, 2013. The informal process is free.
Disney was speaking at the township’s committee-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
A not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation, MPAC establishes current value assessments and classifications for all properties in Ontario.
Interestingly, MPAC is also responsible for the annual assessment role delivered to municipalities every December, as well as helping compile jury duty lists, population reports and preliminary lists of electors. It also has the largest assessment area of any jurisdiction in North America.
For more information on assessments, residents can go online to mpac.ca or fax 1-866-297-6703, phone 1-866-296-6722 or TTY at 1-877-TTY-6722. The local MPAC office in Brockville will have extended office hours from Nov. 19 to Dec. 14, to deal with the anticipated increase in queries and calls about assessments.