Taxes & Assessments

Tax & Assessments
If you own property in Ontario, you pay property taxes every year to fund services like:
  • road maintenance and winter snowplowing
  • public education
  • emergency services like firefighting, policing
  • waste management
  • libraries
  • and much more 

Lucan Biddulph collects taxes for use by the municipality, Middlesex County and the local school boards. 

 

How Property Taxes Are Calculated:

The amount of tax payable on your property is based on:

  • the assessed value of your property
  • the type of property you own (property class)
  • the tax rate for your property

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the property assessment by the tax rate.

Property Assessment

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing the value of all properties in Ontario.

  • You can access the value of properties in your area through AboutMyProperty, a free, self-service application provided by MPAC.
  • If you have assessment questions or complaints, contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.
  • Properties were to be re-assessed in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic this has been delayed. Property assessments for the 2021 property tax year will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2021 property tax year will be the same as the 2020 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property. Please contact MPAC with any questions or concerns.
  • Do you want to change the address to which your MPAC notices are sent? As a property owner, you will receive notices by mail from MPAC about your property's assessed value. If you wish to receive your notices at an address other than your property address, please visit the MPAC website to change your mailing address online. 
  • Do you disagree with your assessment? If you disagree with the assessment of your property, you can ask MPAC to review your assessment through the request for reconsideration process.
  • Did you demolish or have a fire on your property? A property owner may make an application under Section 357 or Section 358 of the Municipal Act for a refund of property taxes for the following reasons:
    • Ceased to be liable to be taxed at rate it is taxed
    • Became exempt
    • Fire/Demolition 
    • Renovations that prevent normal usage
    The application must be made to the Township Office no later than February 28 of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates. To apply, please contact the municipal office.
Tax rate information:
  • Tax Rate By-Law (information on the Municipal portion of your property tax)
  • Tax Rate Summary (includes information on the County and Education portions of your property tax)
  • Interim Tax Levy-By-Law (outlines how interim taxes are calculated)
Tax Billing:

February 26, 2021

May 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

November 30, 2021

 

Tax Certificate:

A certified tax certificate may be ordered by written request to the municipal office. The following information must by included in the request:

  • Owner(s) Name
  • Legal Description
  • Municipal Address
  • Roll Number

The fee for a tax certificate is $50.