Property Taxes

The property tax is the largest and most important revenue source for municipalities. It is the only tax that municipalities have the authority to collect. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the property assessment by the tax rate applied to the property. The County of Wellington and the lower-tier municipalities set tax rates.

Property Assessment

  • The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for determining a value on all properties in Ontario. If you visit this website, you can check your property assessment (CVA) and get answers to frequently asked assessment questions.
  • The County of Wellington is not responsible for any aspect of property assessment. All assessment related concerns should be directed to MPAC
  • For information on assessment appeals please visit our property assessment page. 

Tax Rates

  • The tax rate in the County of Wellington consists of three components. There is an area municipality portion (Town of Erin, Town of Minto, Township of Guelph-Eramosa, Township of Puslinch , Township of Centre Wellington, Township of Mapleton, or the Township of Wellington North, a County of Wellington portion, and an education portion.
  • Each of these portions is related to the budgetary needs of the area municipality, the County of Wellington and the provincial decision on education funding requirements. The tax rate is expressed as a percentage of a property's assessed value. Each property class has its own tax rate. The tax rate multiplied by the assessed value, results in the amount of property taxes payable for the year. For example, if the residential tax rate is .01231205 and the assessed value is $200,000, the property taxes would be $2,462.41 (see table below).
  • Download the County's 2013 tax ratios and tax rates, a link is also located at the bottom of this page under Key Documents for Property Taxes  

Residential Property Example

Tax RateA

AssessmentB

Property Taxes C = A X B

County of Wellington portion

.00663526

$200,000

$1,327.05

Education (Province) portion

.00212000

$200,000

$424.00

Area Municipality portion (AVG)

.00355680

$200,000

$711.36

Total

.01231205

$2,462.41

Property Assessment Enquiries

  • The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation has relocated the regional office from the City of Guelph to Kitchener.
  • To contact the regional assessment office directly you may:
    • Call the Customer Service Contact Centre at  1.866.296.6722
    • Visit their website at www.mpac.ca 
    • In person at
      Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
      4271 King St. E Suite 100
      Kitchener ON N2P 2E9
  • Information on tax relief and rebate programmes for low-income seniors, the disabled and eligible charities.
  • For more information about property taxes, consult the County of Wellington's Tax Policy Report located at the bottom of this page under Key Documents for Property Taxes.  

 

Key Documents for Property Taxes 

2013 Tax Policy Report

2013 Tax Ratios, Discounts and Rates

2012 Tax Policy Report

2012 Tax Ratios, Discounts and Rates

2011 Tax Ratios, Discounts and Rates

2010 Tax Ratios, Discounts and Rates