Finance/Property Taxes

Administrative and Financial Services

The finance department provides a wide variety of administrative and financial services to all departments of the Town and to the public.  The department is responsible for coordination of the annual operating and capital budgets, accounting payroll, water and sewer billing, asset management planning, job costing, mandated financial reporting and the issuance of Residential and Non-Residential tax bills. 


If you are moving, or have changed your mailing address, please contact us immediately*
Click here to change your address  

Payment Options

By Mail - Cheques, Certified Cheques or Money Orders can be made payable to:

The Town of Bancroft
8 Hastings Heritage Way 
P.O. Box 790
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

Secure Drop Box on front of building

Additionally, we are pleased to offer the following payment alternatives: 

  • Pre-Authorized Payment Plans
  • Visa, MasterCard on our website
  • Online Payments Through your Banking Institution

For your protection, please record your roll number on your payment**

Property Taxes

Once the annual budgets (Town of Bancroft, Hastings County and School Boards) are completed, the annual tax rates are then compiled and applied to the property assessments, as set out in the Provincial Regulations which require the County (Upper Tier) to establish any required tax policies; and which determines the property owner's taxes for the current year.


Please click on the links below for more detailed information on the Town of Bancroft's tax information.

2014 Tax Rate for General Levy
2014 Tax Rate for Bancroft BIA
2015 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA
2016 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA
2017 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA
2018 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA
2019 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA
2020 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA
2021 Tax Rate for General Levy & Bancroft BIA

2021 Tax Notices


Interim Taxes are based on 50% of 2020 taxation.  Interim Due Dates for 2021:

 Installment 1: March 17, 2021
 Installment 2: May 19, 2021

Final Taxes due dates for 2021:

Installment 3: Aug. , 2021
Installment 4: Oct. , 2021

It is the responsibility of the rate payer to ensure the Municipal Office has your current mailing address.

Credit Card Payment Form

To authorize a credit card payment, kindly fill out the pre-fillable form here. 

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Property Taxes)

You can set up a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan for both your property tax and utility accounts.

For Tax: You can select either the 13th or the 25th of the month for the payment to be processed.

For Utility: The bill amount will be debited on each due date.

To sign up, kindly fill out the form below:
 Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Sign-Up

Tax Certificate Request Form

A tax certificate is a statement of outstanding property taxes, which is usually requested by lawyers at the closing of a real estate transaction. The vendors' or purchasers' lawyer can apply for a Tax Certificate from Taxation Services. The tax certificate fee is $85.00.

Tax certificate requests

  • By mail: Letters requesting a tax certificate must include the fee. Mail to Town of Bancroft, 8 Hastings Heritage Way, P.O. Box 790, Bancroft, ON, K0L 1C0.
  • By fax or email: To submit a request via fax, fax the Town of Bancroft at (613) 332 - 0384. To submit a request via email, kindly email mmckinley@bancroft.ca. We will strive to complete your request within your required timeline. 

If you require a tax certificate, you can fill in a tax certificate request form 
here. Tax certificates are $85.00 per roll. If you have any questions regarding tax certificates, please email Meghan McKinley at mmckinley@bancroft.ca, or call via (613) 332-3331 extension 205. 

Sign-up for e-Billing

Electronic billing is a fast and convenient way to receive your Property Tax, Utility, Landfill Bills and other invoices. You will be able to easily file your bills electronically for future reference, and have access to these bills wherever you have email access. In addition, you will be able to avoid any delays incurred by regular postage. Ebilling is also secure, as your bills will be stored behind password protected accounts, and unable to be lost in the mail. If you are interested in signing up for e-billing, please click here.

Financial Information Return (FIR)

To access the Financial Information Return, please click here.

MPAC

MPAC Logo     The 2020 Assessment Update has been postponed.     
     Click on the MPAC logo for more information. 

For more information, please visit MPAC'S Website

To learn how your property taxes are calculated, click here.

To learn more about your property, click here.

How do I redirect my taxes to the Catholic School Board?
Click the link for application

Consolidated Financial Statements and Audit

For consolidated financial statements and past audits, please click here.

Asset Management Plans

For asset management plans and capital planning, please click here.

Fees and Charges

Approved Fees & Charges Schedule- By-Law No. 08-2016
Schedule "A"

FEES OR CHARGES

FAX (North America only) $1.00 per page
PHOTOCOPY - BLACK $0.25 per page - each side
PHOTOCOPY - COLOUR $1.00 per page - each side
TAX SALE ADMINISTRATION FEE $400.00 per property
TAX CERTIFICATE $85.00 -Please allow 1-2 business days to process your request.
ZONING/BUILDING COMPLIANCE LETTER $100.00 -Please allow 15 business days to process your request.
PROPERTY PACKAGE $200.00
TAX ACCOUNT STATEMENT
    To Owner
    To Lawyer with certificate
    To Lawyer without certificate


$20.00
$20.00
$80.00
TAX LEDGER HISTORY
REPRINTING TAX BILL
$20.00
$20.00
NSF CHEQUE $40.00
MARRIAGE LICENCES $150.00 plus $25.00 for each subsequent visit
LOTTERY LICENCE 3% of value of prize if over $150.00 - $5.00 minimum charge
DOG TAG
50% discount if paid in the first three months of the year
$40.00 per animal
KENNEL LICENCE $200.00
BURIAL PERMITS $10.00 per permit
AFFIDAVITS (full preparation) $25.00
CERTIFICATION
Resident
Non-Resident
$10.00
$25.00

COMMISSION
Resident
Non-Resident

$10.00
$25.00
INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
(half hour minimum charge)
$50.00 per hour
ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH
(half hour minimum charge)
$50.00 per hour with
AGENDA/MINUTE SUBSCRIPTION
(plus the cost of copying if requested in that format)
$50.00 per year
COUNTY OFFICIAL PLAN $100.00
ZONING BY-LAW
(Including Maps)
$100.00
MAPS $10.00
BLUE BOX $10.00
TOWN LAPEL PINS $2.00

PLANNING (*) (**)

Minor Variance
    Rezoning
    Rezoning to Remove Holding
    Consent Application
    Simple Site Plan Control Agreement
    Complex Site Plan Control Agreement
    Development Agreement


$400.00
$600.00
$300.00
$200.00
$250.00
$800.00
$500.00
Subdivision Agreement
    Condominium Agreements
    Deeming By-Law Application
    Part Lot Control Application
$500.00

$500.00
$150.00
$150.00

* Planning Fees do not include costs incurred, such as advertising and/or legal fees, which are billed to the landowner in addition.

** In the second subsequent year of a planning process, an additional fee for 60% of the fee noted above may be charged.

ENTRANCE/CULVERT PERMITS
($100.00 Refundable after installation & inspection)
$400.00
EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SIGNS
(Post, Hardware and Installation)
$50.00
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE MUNICIPALFREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT
(MFIPPA)
Charges will apply in accordance
with the MFIPPA

Budget Information

To access budget information, please click here.