The Township of Greater Madawaska is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes for the Township and on behalf of the County of Renfrew and the local school boards. Tax billing is based on your property assessment and the tax rate approved by Council.

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Property tax billing dates

We issue two tax bills each year – an interim bill and a final bill. The due dates will vary by year and will be indicated on your tax bill.

Your interim billing payment is due:

  -  Last Friday of March

Your final billing payment is due:

  -  Last Friday of September

Late penalties

The Township of Greater Madawaska must receive all tax payments by the installment due date on your tax bill. If you miss the due date, you will receive a penalty of 1.25% per month. Late penalties will be applied the first of every month.


Go paperless by signing up for e-billing, complete the Email Consent Form and email to the Finance Department.

Address and Ownership changes

It is important to notify the finance department in writing of any changes to your mailing address to ensure our records are up to date. Submit an address change now.

The Township is unable to make changes to ownership to properties without notice from a lawyer with the transfer documents or notification from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Tax Certificates

To request a tax certificate, a formal written request along with the fee of $50.00 can be sent to the Township by mail to PO Box 180, Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0 or by email.

How your Property Taxes are Calculated

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of a property by the tax rate applicable to the class of the property.

The tax rates are calculated as follows:

Step 1: Taxable Assessment X Tax Ratios = Weighted Assessment

Step 2: Levy Requirement / Weighted Assessment = Residential Tax Rate

Taxable assessment is established by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). The Ontario government has announced that the 2020 Assessment Update has been postponed. They have indicated that 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.

The levy requirement is the amount of taxes required to be raised after deducting all non-tax revenue from the total cost of providing municipal services.

Tax Rates

The Township of Greater Madawaska sets annual property tax rate based on the Township budget, this is approved by Council.

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