Budget and Financial Statements

Property Tax

 The Property Tax Bill is made up of two main components Education Tax and Municipal Township Tax.

  1. What makes up my tax bill?
    Your Property Tax Bill is made up of two main components:Education Taxes – The tax rate is set by the Province of Ontario and is billed and collected by the municipality. These levies are remitted to your district school board.Municipal Township Taxes – The tax rates for your municipal services are based on Council’s adoption of the annual budget. The total expenditures relate to a variety of services provided by the Township. Revenues from Provincial grants, user fees and other sources have been deducted from the total expenditures, resulting in a net amount to be raised through Municipal Township Taxation. Water and Sewer operating costs are excluded as they are 100% recovered by the User Fees charged directly to the ratepayers receiving these services. Municipal taxes also include the cost of policing services.
  2. How are my Tax Dollars distributed to other Public Entities?
    This example is based on a residential property with assessed values of $100,000, $150,000 & $200,000 respectively and uses a 6.2% average assessment increase to compare to 2011.
  3. How is my tax bill calculated?
    Formula = PROPERTY ASSESSMENT* multiplied by TAX RATE*** The Municipal Property Asssessment Corporation (MPAC) classifies and assesses all properties in Ontario under the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Provincial Government.To establish your property’s assessed value, MPAC analyzes the property sales in your area. These sales provide the basis for assessed values. MPAC continually collects information about properties to ensure that similar property types are valued consistently within the market area. This method is called Current Value Assessment. It is used by most assessment jurisdictions in Canada and around the world.

** Tax rates are calculated and approved annually by each of the public entities and are listed in the tables below and explained above.

Water & Sewer

The Township of St Joseph is on a flat rate water & sewer billing system.

 All properties are billed on a quarterly basis as follows:

January 1st to March 31st – Due the last business day of March
April 1st to June 30th – Due the last business day of June
July 1st to September 30th – Due the last business day of September
October 1st to December 31st – Due the last business

Water & Sewer Payment Options
The Township of St Joseph has many options for paying your bill:

  • In person

  • Drop Box (located at front door of administrative building)

  • Post-Dated Cheques

  • Telephone and Internet Banking through most Canadian financial institutions

 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements

The Audited Financial Statements represent a financial snapshot of the books of the accounts at year end and financial summary of the operations of the Municipality.

Asset Management Plan

With support from the Province of Ontario through its Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) Asset Management Program, the Township of St Joseph has prepared an Asset Management Plan.  The Plan provides a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the Township’s infrastructure assets. The Plan has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines provided in the Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. It is based on currently available data and information, but is also a living document and will be updated regularly.

Asset Management Plan - see below

Contact us:

Amanda Richardson

Michelle Pearse
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

1669 Arthur St
PO Box 187
P0R 1J0
P: 705-246-2625
F: 705-246-3142