Taxes

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Each year, the Municipality of South Huron adopts the annual budget to levy and collect taxes. South Huron establishes tax rates for local municipal services and also collects taxes for the upper tier County of Huron and the four local school boards. The authority governing the municipal tax process is the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001.

Tax due dates

South Huron issues two tax bills annually. Each billing is split into two installment due dates.

The interim tax bill due dates are March 15th and June 15th. The interim tax bill is based on 50% of the prior year's taxes. Interim tax bills are mailed out in the latter part of February.

The final tax bill due dates are September 15th and November 15th. Final tax bills are mailed out in the latter part of August. Final taxes are calculated using your property assessment multiplied by the applicable tax rate for the class of property as shown on the tax billing, less what was levied on the interim billing.

How to pay your tax bill

We have a number of options available to our customers for making payments. Payment must be received at the municipal office by the due date to avoid penalty.

Pre-authorized payment plans
 We offer two pre-authorized payment plans for tax bills.
  • Due date plan: The amount due is automatically withdrawn from your bank account on each installment due date.
  • Monthly plan: A fixed monthly amount is withdrawn from your bank account on the last business day of each month for the months of January through to November. No amount is withdrawn for the month of December. For arrangements or adjustments contact our Deputy Treasurer.

Forms are avaiable for pick up at the South Huron Municipal Office or contact us to receive a pre-authorized payment plan form to sign up.

Banking institutions
  • Telephone or internet payments can be made through most financial institutions. Add “South Huron Taxes” as a payee. Your customer/account number will be the Tax Roll Number located at the top right of your tax bill. Be sure to enter all 15 digits.
  • Payments can be made in person at most local financial institutions or through an ATM.
Payments in person
South Huron Municipal Office, 322 Main Street South, Exeter.

Payment methods accepted:

  • Cash
  • Cheque (made payable to the Municipality of South Huron)
  • Debit

Cheques may be dropped in the after hours drop box located to the left of the main entrance at the Municipal Office.

Payments my mail
Cheques can be mailed with the required payment stub to:

Municipality of South Huron
P.O. Box 759
Exeter ON
N0M 1S6

Please allow sufficient time for payment to reach our office on or before the due date in order to avoid penalty.

Late Payments

Penalty and interest charges for late payment are set in accordance with the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001.

Penalty and interest are charged at 1.25% and applied the day after an installment is due as well as monthly thereafter. Penalty and interest are deducted first from all payments made and the balance, if any, will be applied to the oldest outstanding balance first.

Failure to receive a bill does not excuse the property owners from payment responsibility.

Tax Rates

Tax rates are established through a by-law according to the budget requirements of the Municipality of South Huron, the County of Huron and the Ministry of Education.

All of the below documents are available in alternative formats - please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

2018 Tax Rates

2017 Tax Rates

2016 Tax Rates

Change of property ownership

 

The Municipality of South Huron will mail a tax bill to the property owner on record when the tax bills are issued.

When you buy a property, check with your lawyer or our tax department to confirm when the next payment is due on your property taxes. Penalty and interest charges will apply on late payments regardless of any change in ownership.

If you receive a tax bill for a property that you no longer own please contact the Deputy Treasurer.

Contact(s)

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