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Tax Calculation

The amount of property tax owing on your land and/or building is the result of a calculation based on the following several factors:

  • The market value assessment of your property;
  • The tax class into which your property falls;
  • The municipal tax rate for that class (set annually by your City Council);
  • The county tax rate for that class (set annually by County Council);
  • The tax rate for the Education (school support) portion of that class (set annually by the Province of Ontario).

Property tax in the City of Owen Sound is billed twice a year. There are four due dates:

Interim Billing:

Final Billing:

  • February 29th, 2024;
  • April 30th, 2024

The Interim Billing is an amount equal to 50% of the previous year's property tax rate multiplied by the previous year's annualized assessment value.

  • June 28, 2024;
  • September 27, 2024

Final Billing reflects the new tax rate determined by City Council and County Council in support of their annual budgets, less the amount billed on the Interim. 

The 2024 tax rates are available for your reference. 


Check out the video from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for more information about how your property taxes are calculated.

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Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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