Tax Department: processes tax payments, and handles resident and landowner inquiries regarding taxation, tax deadlines, tax incentives and tax penalties.
Assessment Services: determines property values for residential, farmland, commercial and industrial properties, and co-ordinates receiving values from the province for linear properties. Assessment Services would globally determine property values each year and specifically review each residential property on a five-year rotation. These property values are primarily used to calculate the property taxes owing on each property. As well assessment information can be used in grant funding formulas. As part of the assessment function Assessment Services co-ordinates the sending out of the County’s annual assessment/tax notice. In addition, Assessment Services would answer any assessment questions from ratepayers and respond to assessment appeals.