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Tax Billing Notices

This page contains information about the different tax billing notices issued by the City of Barrie.

Notice re Final Property Tax Bills / PAP Plans Withdrawal Dates

Due to COVID-19 emergency measures, final property tax bills were completed and mailed between June 23 and July 3, 2020, with installment due dates of August 31 and October 30. 

Since the tax bills were mailed later this year, accounts on a monthly pre-authorized payment (PAP) plan did not have a June payment. For 2020, if you are on a monthly PAP plan one sixth of the final billing amount is being withdrawn on the last business day of each month from July to December 2020 inclusive.

Visit barrie.ca/services for the current status of City services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Property Tax Billing & Installment Due Date Notice

Property taxes are billed by the City of Barrie twice per year: the Interim billing in and the Final billing, 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 final tax bills were mailed between June 23 and July 3, 2020, with installments due on August 31 and October 30, 2020. 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).

Interim bill Interim billing is issued each January. The Municipal Act requires that your Interim bill is based on 50% of your prior year taxes and also adjusted to any supplementary taxes or cancellations completed. 
Final BillThe Final billing issued each June is calculated using your assessed value and the Council-approved tax rates for the current year, less the Interim billing amount. 
Property taxes are calculated based on the assessment value of your property, which is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). If you have any concerns about your assessed value or classification, please refer to aboutmyproperty.ca.

Supplementary/Omitted Tax Billings

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:

  • a change to your property such as an addition, new construction or renovation.
  • MPAC assessed a structure on your property for the first time.
  • There was a change to your property’s classification.

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

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.

FAQs re Tax Arrears Notices
I have moved from this property. Why am I getting this notice?   

Please disregard the notice. Taxes will be updated and notices sent to the new owner once the ownership information has been received and updated.

I have already made this payment. What should I do?

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.

All my taxes were paid. Why is my account in arrears?  

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.

My mortgage company pays the property taxes. Why am I getting this notice?   

Please contact your mortgage company to determine why payment was not made by the due date.

 
 


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