Questions - General Information


Do I need a receipt for Income Tax Purposes?
No, only if proof is specifically requested by Revenue Canada. To claim your property tax credit, you need only insert the amount of your property taxes on the Ontario Tax Credit page. A receipt is not required when filing your return.
Do you have a property tax payment plan?
Yes, we have three payment plans. 1. Due-Date plan, where your four instalments are deducted automatically on the due-dates. 2. Self-Directed plan, for accounts which are in arrears. You tell us how much to deduct on a monthly basis. 3. Regular Monthly plan, for accounts which are up-to-date. This plan has the first payment starting December 1 of the previous year, and the last payment November 1 of the current year. You can start the payment plan at any time (call this office for details - 519-750-1072)
How can I contact the Tax Office ?
The Tax Office is located at: 220 Colborne Street, Brantford N3T 2H1. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 515, Brantford, ON N3T 6L6. Phone: 519-750-1072 Fax: 519-770-1259 By e-mail to: tax.info@brantford.ca
Where can I pay my taxes?
Taxes may be paid at the Tax Office, at 220 Colborne St, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (When the office is closed, there is a Night Deposit box between the main windows, to the left of the doors. Cheques only, not cash.) Also, at your local financial institution, either in-person at your bank, by telephone banking or online banking.
Can I pay by credit card?
Not at the City of Brantford tax office. We only accept payment by Debit Card, cheque or cash.
I am selling / buying my Brantford property. What do I have to do?
Normally nothing, this will all be handled by your lawyer. He will request information from the Tax Office in order to adjust taxes between the purchaser and seller, and will advise this office of the new owner and the purchase date. If you are on the Pre-Authorized Payment plan, it is your responsibility to inform this office when you want to stop the automatic payments. We require five (5) business days notice to make the required changes.
When will I get a tax bill for my new home?
If you have purchased a newly built home or one currently being built, you are most likely only paying property taxes on the land value. A Supplementary tax billing for the home portion will be sent to you at a later date once the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses the value of your home. Please be advised that while the City levies property taxes for Brantford, MPAC is responsible for assessing all properties in Ontario, and it can take up to 3 years for new homes to be assessed.
New homes are taxable from the date the home is ready for occupancy or possession. This means that while your property may not be assessed for up to three years, you could potentially receive a tax bill for the current year and up to two previous years of taxes all at once.
The City of Brantford has no control over when it receives the assessment for your home.
The City recommends that you take steps to prepare for the supplementary tax billing by estimating the taxes on your new home. To estimate the annual taxes on a new home, multiply the purchase price x 1.4%. For example, for a purchase price of $300,000, the estimated taxes would be $4,200 per year ($4,200/12 = $350/month). Please note that this calculation will provide you with a rough estimate only, and your actual property taxes will vary from this amount when they are assessed and levied.
It is recommended that you save the estimated monthly amount from the date the home is ready for occupancy; this is the date that the City’s Building Department issues an occupancy permit, which is forwarded to MPAC for assessment purposes.
If you are already paying taxes on the land only value, subtract this from the total estimated taxes to get the taxes on the home only.
If you prefer to pay ahead, a pre-authorized payment plan may be available to you. If you register for pre-authorized payments, the City will make monthly withdrawals from your bank account and apply these amounts to the amount owing on your eventual Supplementary tax bill.
The application for pre-authorized payment is enclosed and is also available on our website under Property Tax & Assessment. Click to access Forms & Applications webpage now
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 519-750-1072, email us at tax.info@brantford.ca, or visit our website at www.brantford.ca

Questions - Property Tax Assessment


Finding Property Assessment Information
The information displayed on this site was received by the City of Brantford from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation [MPAC] and will be updated as the City receives supplemental reports from MPAC. This information does not replace the need for a Tax Certificate issued by the City where legal transactions are involved. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for the assessment function in Ontario. If you have any questions relating to your assessment, please contact MPAC at Toll Free: 1 866-296-MPAC (6722), Fax: 1 866-297-6703, Email: enquiry@mpac.ca.