Property Assessment Inquiries
2020 Property Assessment Update Postponed as part of the Ontario Government’s Economic and Fiscal Updateon 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).
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation’s (MPAC) role is to accurately value and classify properties in Ontario in accordance with the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Ontario Government.
The Current Value Assessment valuation date has been updated to January 1, 2016 from January 1, 2012, and is effective for the 2017-2020 taxation years. The market increases between the 2012 CVA value and the 2016 CVA value will be phased in over four years. All market decreases will be applied immediately.
Comparing your assessment to similar properties in your area will help you determine its accuracy. You can obtain detailed information about your property and information on up to 24 additional properties of your choice free of charge, by logging on to AboutMyProperty™ at www.aboutmyproperty.ca.
If you do not agree with the Current Value Assessment (CVA) of your property, you may appeal this value by filing a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) form, free of charge (RFR forms can be found at www.mpac.ca/HowAssessmentWorks/Forms). The deadline to file a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) will be noted on your Property Assessment Notice issued by MPAC.
For specific details of your assessment and filing deadlines, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722. General information regarding assessment values is available at www.mpac.ca
If a property, or a portion of it, is classified as residential, farm or managed forest, it is mandatory to file a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) prior to filing an appeal with the Assessment Review Board (ARB). Property owners have 90 days to file an appeal with the Assessment Review Board (ARB) http://elto.gov.on.ca/arb/ after MPAC has notified them of its decision. For all other property classifications, it is not mandatory to file a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) before filing an appeal with the Assessment Review Board (ARB).