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Property Taxes

The municipal taxes are billed in two separate billings throughout the year. Each bill is divided into two installments:

Interim Tax Bill – Mailed in January
Installment 1: Due by the end of February
Installment 2: Due by the end of March

Final Tax Bill – Mailed in May
Installment 1: Due by the end of June

Installment 2: Due by the end of July

A pre-authorized payment plan (PAP) is recommended. This plan offers two options for payment. The first option is monthly plan where the amount is withdrawn automatically on the 5th of each month (12 months). The second option is an installment plan, where the amount is withdrawn automatically, following the due dates listed in the blue box. PAP forms can be obtained at the Main Office. Once completed, please return the form via email ( or fax (705-752-3116). A void cheque or direct withdrawal bank form is required for account verification purposes. Please ensure any overdue balances are paid prior to application for the pre-authorized payment plan.

Payments for property taxes, water and sewer can be made:  in person at the Municipal Office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via cash, cheque or debit; by online* or telephone banking; by mail to PO Box 100, Callander, ON P0H 1H0; by cheque deposited in the drop box located outside the main office at 280 Main. St. N.; by automatic debit from your bank account on due dates.  If you would like to set up direct deposit, set-up other payment arrangements, or have concerns, please email or call the office at 705-752-1410.


For all other payment types, please note that you can drop off a cheque, bank draft or money orders in our silver drop box located at the Main office.

On-line banking payments through your Financial Institution can be made by searching for "Callander" on their Payee listing (sometimes appears as "Municipality of...." or "Corporation of...."), then choose "Taxes".  When inputting your tax account number (4966....), include all 19 digits without spaces or the decimal point.   

The Municipality of Callander’s combined municipal tax rate for 2023 is 0.01295031 applied to the phased-in property assessment. The assessment is determined by MPAC. Apply rate to assessed value for amount. See By-law 2023-1814 regarding taxation rates.

Please contact Finance at 705-752-1410 Ext. 226 for additional information on property taxes.


Tax Certificates

Tax certificates show the amount of money owed against a property. Property owners can request this information from the finance office at any time. Lawyers will often request tax certificate for property purchasers to ensure there is no money owed against a property.

To acquire a Tax Certificate for a property, please make a request to Tax Certificates are $55. Please send payment to the Municipal Office at 280 Main Street.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is Ontario's property expert. They create and maintain a comprehensive database of information for each of the more than five million properties in Ontario. They are responsible for delivering property values, insights and services to taxpayers, municipalities, governments and businesses.

Property Assessment Information

Your property assessment and the property taxes you pay are not the same thing. Here's how it works:

  1. Property Assessments are determined by MPAC.
  2. Assessments are then shared with Municipalities.
  3. Municipalities then determine investments required to build thriving communities, which contributes to determining the tax rate they apply.

To learn more about your property assessment, how it has been calculated, and what it means, visit MPAC's Property Assessment and Property Taxes page.

Making Changes to your Property Assessment

When you receive your Property Assessment Notice or any other notices from MPAC, you may wish to make changes or updates to the information on file.

You can:

  1. Request a copy of your notice
  2. Disagree with your assessment
  3. Submit an assessment information request
  4. Change your mailing address
  5. Change your school support
  6. Authorize a representative
  7. Find out if your property is eligible for any exemptions

More information about making these changes is available on the MPAC website.

MPAC Video - "How to read your Property Assessment Notice" from MPAC (click to view the MPAC video link)

Change your School Support

MPAC has a new online School Support Portal available here. This portal allows property owners to add or update their school support designation information through AboutMyProperty. A guide is posted with the portal which provides step by step instructions on how to change or update your school support designation (available in both French and English).

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