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Greater Sudbury

Understanding Your Tax Bill

How are property taxes calculated?

What is area rating?

When will I be notified about my 2017 municipal property tax?

How are education taxes calculated?

What is a supplementary tax billing?

How can I receive a tax adjustment for demolitions?

What are frontage/per lot/local improvement charges?

How is the capital levy applied to my property tax bill?

How are property taxes calculated?

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of a property by the applicable tax rate, which includes special area charges.

Residential Property Tax Calculator

What is area rating?

In the City of Greater Sudbury, the municipal portion of the property tax rate is composed of three parts: a general levy, a fire levy and a transportation levy. The general tax rate is the same for everyone, regardless of the area in which they live.
Fire and transportation (public transit) services are area rated. This means ratepayers pay for the level of service that they receive, resulting in varying tax rates throughout the city.

When will I be notified about my 2017 municipal property tax?

Greater Sudbury Council is scheduled to pass the municipal budget in February for the 2017 calendar year. The Ministry of Finance traditionally sets the provincial education tax rate in the spring.

Until both items are finalized, it is not possible to calculate individual property taxes for 2017. Final tax bills, which combine amounts owing for municipal and education taxes, will be mailed to property owners starting in spring 2017.

How are education taxes calculated?

In Ontario, public education is funded through both property taxes and government grants.
Education tax dollars are collected as part of property taxes. These tax dollars are combined with provincial funding and distributed to each school board up to the level set by the funding formula.

School board funding allocations are determined by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Finance determines the education tax rate based on the funding allocations.
Municipalities apply the education tax rate to the current value assessment of local properties to determine the amount of education taxes payable.

To request a change in school support, you must complete a school support application, available at the Office of the City Clerk at Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady St., Sudbury.

What is a supplementary tax billing?

If a property that you own is under construction or has been renovated but the work was not completed by January 1, you will receive a supplementary tax bill.

This bill will be issued upon receipt of a property reassessment by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Supplementary assessments added to the tax roll after June 1, 2017 shall be payable as follows:

  • First instalment due date is mid-July 2017
  • Second instalment due date is mid-August 2017

Supplementary assessments added to the tax roll after September 1, 2017 shall be payable as follows:

  • First instalment is due by mid-October 2017
  • Second instalment is due by mid-November 2017

Supplementary assessments added to the tax roll after November 1, 2017 shall be payable as follows:

  • First and last instalment is due by mid-December 2017.

How can I receive a tax adjustment for demolitions?

If you demolish structures on your property, or remove a swimming pool, you must complete a Section 357 application. Visit the tax department at Tom Davies Square, your nearest Citizen Service Centre or call 3-1-1 for an application form or an online Application for Adjustment in Taxes application form is available here.

Once the Tax Department receives the Section 357 application, a copy will be forwarded on your behalf to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for property reassessment. Your tax account will be adjusted and/or a refund will be issued by the Tax Department once the application is verified by MPAC.

Deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2017, for the 2016 tax year.

What are frontage/per lot/local improvement charges?

When your property was connected to municipal water and/or wastewater service, eliminating the need for a well and/or field bed on your property, you became responsible for a portion of the cost to bring water and/or wastewater pipes to the front of your lot.

If either you or the previous property owner opted to pay this connection fee over several years, you will notice a "frontage" charge on your final tax bill. This charge is a set rate that will remain constant until the connection fee is paid in full.
You may pay off the full amount at any time. Please contact the tax department to determine balance owing.

How is the capital levy applied to my property tax bill?

The capital levy, if approved, is rolled into the operating budget and is not shown as a separate line item.