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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.