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Vacancy Rebate Program – Eliminated
Please be advised that at the November 7, 2017 meeting, the Town of Lakeshore Council supported the elimination of the Vacant Unit Property Tax Rebate Program effective for the 2018 Taxation year (Resolution # 480-11-2017). Applications for the vacancy rebate program for Commercial and Industrial properties with vacancy units are no longer being accepted.
Tax Bill Due Dates
February 28, 2019 and April 30, 2019
July 31, 2019 and October 31, 2019
Supplementary Bills – Due date to be determined.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the property owner from penalty charges. Penalty is charged at the rate of 1.25% per month on the first day of default and the first of each month thereafter. If you have not received your tax bill, contact the Tax Department at extension 301, to check the mailing address the municipality has for you as well as to ascertain the dollar amount due on the due date. The onus is on the ratepayer to keep your mailing address up-to-date.
Penalty and Interest charges are calculated at a rate of 1.25% on the first day of each month. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of penalty and interest charges.
The Town of Lakeshore offers two pre-authorized payment plans to pay your property taxes. Either program is available to customers who are not in arrears.
The first program is the Instalment Program. This program will automatically withdraw from your bank account the amount of your tax instalment on the due date.
The second program is the Monthly Plan. This plan is based on 10 monthly installments, starting in January and ending in October. At the start of the plan your monthly tax payment will be based on your previous year's taxes plus 5%. This amount will be adjusted once a year after the final tax billing has been calculated to reflect the actual amount of the current year's taxes. The customer will receive notification of the modified payment amount. The monthly payment amount will then remain the same until the beginning of the next year. At the beginning of the new year the monthly payment will again be calculated based on the 5%. And the process continues. This payment plan is only available to those property owners who are not in arrears. The enrolment deadline is December 15 of the year prior to automatic withdrawals being made.
If you are interested in either of these plans, please contact the tax department at extension 301.
If the property has changed ownership, send the bill to the new owner or return it to the Tax Office, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made. To prevent misdirected tax bills, please advise the Tax Office in writing of mailing address changes.
Information regarding your assessment can be obtained from the Regional Office for Windsor and Essex County:
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
1695 Manning Road, Unit 195
Tecumseh, ON N8N 2L9
Telephone: 1- 866-296-6722
AboutMyProperty is a secure, online self-service application that provides property owners with convenient access to property assessment information. Through this service, you can access property assessment information, site information, lot size and recent sales information on your property and similar neighbourhood properties of interest - free of charge.