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Municipal Property Assessment (MPAC)

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Understanding Your Municipal Assessment

Facts about MPAC

MPAC administers a uniform, province-wide property assessment system based on current value assessment is accordance with the provisions of the Assessment Act. It provides municipalities like Prescott with a range of services, including the preparation of annual assessment rolls, which are used by the Town of Prescott to calculate property taxes. MPAC is also responsible for preparing prelimnary lists of electors for Prescott and school board elections every four year and for reporting the population of Prescott.

Property Assessment and Taxation

Each component of Ontario's property assessment system plays an important role.

MPAC is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario.

Municipalities determine revenue requirements, set municipal tax rates and collect property taxes to pay for municipal services. Education tax rates, set by the Ontario Government, may also be applied using the assessed value.

2016 Assessment Update

MPAC mails a Property Assessment Notice to property owners in Ontario every four years. The Notice you received in 2016 is MPAC's assessed value of your property as of January 1, 2016.

Delivering the 2016 Assessment Update

How to Obtain Information from MPAC

It is important that MPAC has accurate information for every property. To establish the assessed value of your property, MPAC analyzes property sales in your community and applies the Current Value Assessment method, which is used by most assessment jurisdictions in Canada and throughout the world. In addition to sales, MPAC looks at the key features of every property and may consider up to 200 factors when assessing the value of a property.

Comparable property information is available from MPAC free of charge.  Visit the web site at www.mpac.ca to learn more. 

If you wish to access information on properties that are not in Prescott, please submit the properties of interest in writing to MPAC at:

MPAC
Attention: GRAD
P.O. Box 9808
Toronto, Ontario M1S 5T9

We encourage you to visit any of MPAC's field office locations. Please check your assessment notice for a schedule of the extended hours for Prescott.

For customer service please contact MPAC at:

Toll Free number: 1 866 296-MPAC (6722)

Access for the Deaf, or Hard of Hearing is available by calling
1 877 TTY-MPAC or through the Bell Relay service.

You may also fax MPAC at:  1 866 297-6703
or send MPAC an e-mail at:  enquiry@mpac.ca

Please have your 19-digit roll number available when you call.

 

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