Property Tax FAQ's

Related Bylaws

30-2020 Amend Interim 2020 Tax By-Law..

to amend By-law No. 2-2020 in order to waive the penalty and interest charges for interim tax instalments with due dates of March 27th and May 27th, 2020

2-2020 Interim Taxes Levy..

To provide for an interim tax levy, due dates for the payment of the interim taxes, and penalty and interest charges for the non-payment of taxes or any installment by the due date.

1-2020 Municipal Borrowing..

To authorize the borrowing of money to meet current and capital expenditures for the year 2020.

QuestionHow can I pay my property taxes?


Property taxes can be paid in person or mailed to the municipal office located at 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8.

Forms of payments accepted include: cash, cheque, debit, tele-banking, on-line payment, pre-authorized payment.

QuestionHow do I find out more about my property assessment?


The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in the province of Ontario while ensuring compliance with various regulations set by the Province of Ontario including the Assessment Act. If you have any questions related to your asssement, visit or visit their website for more information.

QuestionHow are my property taxes calculated?


The Town of Renfrew determines its revenue requirements on an annual basis to pay for municipal services being offered to the ratepayers in our communities. These services include, but are not limited to: water distribution, wastewater collection, full time fire fighting, curbide garbage and recycling collection program, landfill, roads and winter maintenance, soft services such as Parks & Recreation and Library to name a few.

The property tax rate is made up of three components: Municipal tax rate (set by the Town of Renfrew), County tax rate (set by the County of Renfrew) and Education tax rate (set by the Ontario Government).The total tax rate is multiplied by the assessed value of the property and a tax bill is generated.

The municipality remits the County and Education portions of the property tax revenue generated back to each governing body on a quarterly basis.

QuestionI don't understand my property assessment notice?


MPAC issues an assessment notice every four years.They look at sales in our community and compare your property to similiar ones in the community.To learn more about how MPAC calculates the assessed value of your property please visit the MPAC website

QuestionWhat can I do if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?


If you disagree with MPAC’s assessment or classification of your property, you can file what is called a Request for Reconsideration  and MPAC will review your assessment, free of charge. Your deadline to file a Request for Reconsideration with MPAC is printed on your Property Assessment Notice.

Please note: Business properties are not required to file an RfR before filing an appeal with the ARB.

To find out more visit the MPAC website.