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Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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MPAC - Covid-19 Update​

​2020 Property Assessment Update Postponed As part of the Ontario Government’s Economic and Fiscal Update on March 25, 2020, the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced the Province’s decision to postpone the 2020 Assessment Update, which would have seen the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) update the assessed value of every property in Ontario this year. In lieu of providing municipalities with updated assessed values for 2021, MPAC will deliver property assessments based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values, which is the same valuation date MPAC used for this year. For example, if your property value in 2020 was $300,000, municipalities will use this same value to calculate your property taxes in 2021. MPAC will continue to conduct regular business, including updating property information, completing tax applications and managing Requests for Reconsideration and appeals. If you have questions about your assessed value or the postponement of the 2020 Assessment Update, visit mpac.ca or call 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or TTY: 1-877-889-MPAC (6722).​

​Tax Bills

Tax Bills are issued twice each year generally in early March and early September. Each bill has two instalments​ to be paid on or before the due date shown.

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Calculation of Taxes

Your property taxes are determined by multiplying the Current Value Assessment of your property by the annual Tax Rate for the Property Class. The 2020 Total Tax Rates for each property class in Essa are shown below. These tax rates include Township, County and Education Taxes. Business Improvement Area Tax Rate is added to these rates and applied to specific properties (see 2020 Special Area Rates).

Tax Calculation

Current Value Assessment X Total Tax Rate/property class = Total Property Taxes

2020 Tax Rates - Municipal/County/Education​
Property ClassTotal Tax Rate​
​Residential / Farm0.676319%​
Multi-Residential
0.676319%
Commercial Occupied1.635247%
​Commercial Vacant1.438673%​
​Industrial Occupied
​1.905247%
​Industrial Vacant
1.708673%
​Pipelines1.916053%
​Farmlands0.169080%
​Managed Forest
0.169080%

2020 Special Area Rates - Business Improvement Area​ ​

​Commercial Occupied
​0.039172​​​%​