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Property Taxes


The Tax Department at City Hall provides service to every property owner in the City of Kenora. It is responsible for the billing, collection, and day-to-day inquiries related to property tax. The department answers customer questions on tax account levies and balances, payment plans, school support and basic assessment inquiries to name a few. It also provides property information to real estate agents, mortgage companies, and law firms who are working on behalf of their clients.

The Tax Department maintains the tax roll in terms of changes in property ownership, address changes, mortgage changes and changes made by the Assessment Office to assessed values.

You may reach the Tax Department at 807-467-2034 or e-mail directly to the Tax Collector, at

Assessment services are provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, (MPAC). There are several property assessment classes such as residential, farm, multi-residential, commercial, and industrial, (along with sub-classes of commercial and industrial). Assessment is based on current value, meaning, assessment is determined based on sale prices of properties of comparable value.  The assessment up-date of all properties in Ontario will take place beginning for the tax year 2017.

Assessment values will be based on the value of your property as January 1st, 2016, however, the total increase will not be reflected until the year 2020 as the assessments are being phased in over a four-year period.  An assessment notice will be sent out in late 2016 to every property owner, outlining the year by year increments.  A change may occur however, if you make an addition, improvement, or demolition to your property, or if you are successful in receiving a reduction through Assessment Review Board or Request for Reconsideration.

Contact Information

Rachel Jaworowicz

Tax Collector

Phone: 807-467-2034


Property Assessment

For information regarding assessment, you may call 1-866-296-6722 or if you wish to visit the local MPAC office:
60 14th Street North,
Suite 204,
Kenora, ON P9N 4M9


The 2019 final tax notices are in the mail. You may notice that the schedule 2 on the lower portion of your tax bill has an incorrect amount. Please note your billing is correct and the amount shown due is in fact correct, it is only the last line in the 2019 total in Schedule 2 that is incorrect. If you would like a corrected version printed, you are welcome to contact our tax collector at 807-467-2034 or email: We thank the public for their understanding.