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Property Taxes

The Township of Scugog collects taxes on behalf of the Region of Durham, the School Boards and the Township. To determine the amount of taxes to be levied against a property, the Township multiplies the assessed value of a property by the approved tax rate of the Region, the School Boards and the Township.

Frequently Used Items

Below we have compiled a list of frequent questions that residents have. If you do not find the answer below, or on any other webpages, please contact the tax department.

I've received a tax bill even though I am enrolled in the pre-authorized payment plan, do I have to pay it?

No you do not have to make any payments. The bill is for your records only. We will notify you anytime the amount being taken out of your bank account changes.

I've received a notice of arrears, but the amount I have to pay is $6.00 higher than the interest charged?

Penalty is calculated at a rate of 1.25 percent, and a $6.00 reminder notice fee is added to the roll every time a notice is mailed.

My mortgage company pays my taxes, why did I receive a final tax bill?

Final tax bills are sent out to all property owners and are for your records. You will see your mortgage company listed as a mortgage holder on the top of your bill. If you do not, then please contact your mortgage company.

Interim tax bills are mailed in late January with due dates in February and April. Final tax bills are mailed in late May with due dates in June and September.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not eliminate the responsibility for the payment of the taxes and penalty. If you are responsible for paying your taxes directly and have not received a tax bill, please contact the Tax department at 905-985-7346 ext. 102 or 106.

Learn more about paying property taxes.

Penalty and interest charges of 1.25 percent, as well as a $6.00 Reminder Notice Fee, will be added to installments not paid by the due date.

Penalty and interest charges are applied on the first business day of each month. Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter a penalty or interest charges for any reason. This policy is strictly applied to maintain fairness to all property owners.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from responsibility for payment.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) determines property assessment values.

Learn more about property assessments.

A cheque or pre-authorized payment that is returned by your bank will result in an administration fee of $50.00 being added to your tax account.

A supplemental tax bill is issued to reflect any additions or improvements to your property.

Learn more about Supplemental Tax Bills

The Township offers incentive and rebate programs for certain property owners and charitable organizations.

Please learn more about our Tax Incentive and Rebate Programs

There are three parts to the tax rate:

  • Municipal tax rate, set by the Township of Scugog
  • Regional tax rate, set by the Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Education tax rate, set by the Province of Ontario

Learn more about tax rates

Virtual City Hall (VCH) allows residents to easily manage their properties within the Township of Scugog. You can now: view property tax information (levies, payment history, account summary), make payments, update banking information, and so much more. 

Law offices can now pay for and view tax certificates in once place!

Please note that customer id's will not appear on any current tax bills. To find out your customer id, please contact the tax department.

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Contact Us

Tax Department
181 Perry Street,
P.O. Box 780 | Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7
905 985 7346 ext. 102 or 106 | F 905-985-9914 | Email
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