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Property Taxes

The majority of the City's money comes from residential and commercial property taxes. Other sources of revenue include user fees, development charges, grants & subsidies from other levels of government and contributions from reserves.

Residential property tax bill funds are allocated to City serv​​ices (55%), education (13% as mandated by the Province), and the City’s service partners including the Barrie Police​​, Public Library​​ (32%). Learn more about where your money goes.

Properties Impacted by Tornado

Homes that have Unsafe Orders may receive a credit for a portion of the 2021 property taxes, following an adjustment to the assessed value of the property as calculated by MPAC. The City's Finance Department will reach out to the affected residents directly.

Property tax late fees Waived until September 30, 2021

For 2021 bills, City Council has waived late fees for property tax payments until September 30, 2021. The City will continue to charge late fees on accounts with outstanding charges from 2020 and before. Full details.

Attention b​usinesses:​

Province offering help with COVID-19 c​osts 

On November 16, 2020, the Province announced $300 million in funding being made available to assist businesses in meeting the costs of municipal and education property taxes and energy bills. This will apply to areas of the province that were required to shut down or significantly restrict services where modified Stage 2 public health restrictions have been necessary, or in areas categorized as control or lockdown. Business owners can determine whether they are eligible and apply for funding by visiting the Provincial website​. ​​​

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Get the estimated amount of property tax you will pay and the distribution of your municipal taxes, based on your property assessment and select property classification.

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