Address and Name Change Property Taxes

Ownership Name & Address Change (New Property Owner)

To update the ownership on your Property Tax bill, a legal deed as registered on title at the Land Registry office is required. As per section 343 (6) of the Municipal Act, 2001 a tax bill will be delivered “to the taxpayer’s residence or place of business or to the premises in respect of which the taxes are payable unless the taxpayer (property owner or legal representative) directs the treasurer in writing to send the bill to another address”. The municipality will not discuss a Property Tax bill with any other person, other than the property owner or the designate. Verbal requests are not accepted.

As per section 345(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 “a local municipality may, in accordance with this section, pass by-laws to impose late payment charges for the non-payment of taxes or any instalment by the due date”. As per the Property Tax Levy By-law “a percentage charge of 1.25 percent of taxes due and unpaid be imposed as a penalty for non-payment of taxes, or any installment thereof, and shall be added to any tax or installment remaining unpaid on the first day of default.”

It is the taxpayer’s (property owner) responsibility to ensure the municipality receives documentation regarding an ownership change or mailing address, to avoid unpaid taxes and penalty/interest charges.

Address Change (Alternate Address)

You have the opportunity to have your Property Tax bill mailed to an alternate address. As per section 343 (6) of the Municipal Act, 2001 a tax bill will be delivered “to the taxpayer’s residence or place of business or to the premises in respect of which the taxes are payable unless the taxpayer (property owner or legal representative) directs the treasurer in writing to send the bill to another address”. You must be a property owner, as registered on the property, and submit your authorization to the Finance department. Verbal requests are not accepted.

The municipality reserves the right to cancel alternate address authorizations, for any reason and at any time, which will default the Property Tax billing to the original property address on the municipal roll.

You may submit your Legal Deed for Ownership Name & Address change and/or Property Tax Address Change request to the Municipality by fax, mail, email or in person:

Township of Cavan Monaghan
988 County Road 10
Millbrook, ON, L0A 1G0
Phone: (705) 932-2929
Fax: (705) 932-3458
services@cavanmonaghan.net