Service Barrie 1st Floor City Hall, 70 Collier St. Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm Phone: (705) 726-4242
Mailing Address Change Form
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
This page contains information about the different tax billing notices issued by the City of Barrie.
For 2021 bills, City Council has waived late fees for property tax payments until September 30, 2021. The City is crediting any accounts that on March 1 and April 1 were charged fees on late payments for 2021 bills.
Tax billing notices are mailed to property addresses unless otherwise advised. If you would like these notices mailed to a different address, please complete and submit a
Mailing Address Change Form. This will only change your mailing address with the City of Barrie. You must also
provide mailing address changes to MPAC.
Property taxes are billed by the City of Barrie twice per year: the interim bill and the final bill, with two payment installments due for each billing. If Tax Arrears appears on your tax bill it means that at the time of billing there will be an outstanding balance on the account. All
payments must be received by the City by the due date* to avoid late payment charges of 1.25% per month (calculated starting on the first day of each month payment is delayed).
The interim bill is issued each January. The Municipal Act requires that your interim bill be based on 50% of your prior year taxes adjusted by any completed supplementary or assessment cancellations. The interim bill is an estimate because the City and Provincial Education tax rates are not yet confirmed (the final tax bill is adjusted to the current year tax rates).
Interim tax bills for 2021 include installment due dates of
February 26* and
April 30*. See
Final tax bill
The final bill is issued each May. It is calculated using your
assessed value and the Council-approved
tax rates for the current year, less the interim bill amount.
Final tax bills for 2021 include installment due dates of June 30* and
September 30*. See
For 2021 bills, City Council has waived late fees for property tax payments until September 30, 2021. Payments for 2021 bills received on or after October 1 will incur an interest charge of 1.25% per month (calculated on the first day of each month). The City will continue to charge late fees on accounts with outstanding charges from 2020 and before. The City is crediting any accounts that on March 1 and April 1 were charged fees on late payments for 2021 bills.
Pre-authorized payment (PAP) notification letters regarding property taxes are mailed each January to taxpayers registered on a monthly
PAP plan. PAP notification letters function as a receipt for the previous year and specify the first five withdrawals for current year, from January to May. Those who receive a PAP notification letter do not receive an interim tax bill. There is a $15 fee for a replacement receipt (available by contacting
Service Barrie); it is recommended this letter be kept for your records.
The City issues supplementary/omitted tax bills as per
Property Assessment Change Notices, which are issued by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for the following reasons:
Property tax dollars associated with any changes are retroactive to the date of occupancy or purchase, or when the renovation or alterations were completed. Payment for supplementary/omitted tax bills is typically due in two installments. Service Barrie can assist in setting you up with a
payment plan to help minimize the impact.
Tax Arrears notices are issued to property owners when payment due to the City has not been paid. Interest/penalty is calculated at a rate of 1.25% per month on the first day of each month payment is delayed. The notice outlines tax amount due, interest/penalty amounts, and payment options. Interest/penalty fees cannot be waived. Properties that are two or more years in arrears are eligible to be registered for tax sale.
Please disregard the notice. Taxes will be updated and notices sent to the new owner once the ownership information has been received and updated.
Please contact Service Barrie at (705) 726-4242 or
ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca so a representative can review the account history for payment (the payment may have made around the time of arrears letters being generated and mailed). Please be prepared to supply proof of payment (ie cancelled cheque, online banking confirmation number) if requested.
It's possible that water arrears or accounts receivable charges were added to the tax roll. Please contact Service Barrie at (705) 726-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca so a representative can review your account and provide you with full information.
Please contact your mortgage company to determine why payment was not made by the due date.
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