PROPERTY TAXES


Not only is housing is affordable in Smooth Rock Falls – the average MPAC assessed dwelling is $68,100 – but the average residential tax paid by residents of Smooth Rock Falls is one of the lowest in Northeastern Ontario according to a study done in 2015.

With friendly neighbours, beautiful surroundings, no congestion and low crime rates, you can enjoy a full, comfortable lifestyle in Smooth Rock Falls for a fraction of the cost of urban centres in the south.

To help attract new residents and business, Smooth Rock Falls is also offering enormous tax breaks for new homeowners over three years: 100 per cent the first year, 75 per cent the second year and 25 per cent the third year.  And for businesses, a generous Tax Increment Grant Program including: a 75 per cent rebate in year one, 50 per cent rebate in year two and 25 per cent rebate in year three.


Paying your taxes

The Town of Smooth Rock Falls offers several convenient ways for residents and businesses to pay their property taxes:

Option 1
Direct payment at the Town municipal office, we accept Cash, Debit, or Cheque (NO CREDIT CARD)

Option 2
At your bank or through online banking

Option 3
Online – this method of payment accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Paypal.  It does require you to register but this process is fast and easy! For each transaction, 3% of the payment made and a fee of $0.35 will be added. For example: for $100.00 there would be a charge of $3.00 plus a fee of $0.35 for the transaction.
Make an ePayment

Option 4
If you own property in the Town of Smooth Rock Falls and have no outstanding taxes, you can register for convenient pre-authorized tax payments. You can enroll all of your properties in this program. Please call (705) 338-2717 ext. 3 for more information or email townhall@townsrf.ca

Complete this Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Form and bring it to the front desk at the Municipal Office.


How is my property assessed?

Every four years, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses your property’s value. MPAC is responsible for assessing and classifying all properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario.  Every municipality in Ontario, including Smooth Rock Falls, is a member of MPAC. It provides municipalities with a range of assessment services, which includes preparing an annual assessment roll for use by a municipality in calculating property taxes.

In 2016, MPAC updated the assessed values of every property in Ontario.  Their assessors looked at sales and compared your property to similar properties that have sold in your area. This approach is called Current Value Assessment.

While there are a number of factors that account for the assessment of a property, location is the most important one. As a result, comparing your assessment to similar properties in your area or neighbourhood will help you review your assessment.  To find out more about how MPAC assessed properties, check out their website.

MPAC has an online service called AboutMYProperty.  Through AboutMyProperty, property taxpayers can access, free of charge, property assessment information, site information, lot size and recent sales information on their own property and similar properties.

To learn more about the market trends in Smooth Rock Falls, check out the MarketTrends website.