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Property Taxes

property taxes

Municipal Taxes

Your taxes provide the following services:

  • Police protection
  • Fire protection and prevention emergency services
  • Construction and maintenance of roads and sidewalks
  • Bridges and culverts
  • Municipal drains
  • By-law enforcement and property standards
  • Building permits and inspections
  • Animal Control
  • Planning and Zoning services
  • Recreation facilities – Arena/Parks/Pavilions/Community Centres
  • Emergency planning
  • Licenses and permits
  • Cemeteries

Tax Rates

Property taxes collected by the municipality include rates for the upper tier, the lower tier, and for education.

For more information about your property tax rate:

2022 Tax Rate By-law

2021 Tax Rate By-law

2020 Tax Rates

2019 Tax Rates

2019 Tax Rate By-Law & Summary

2018 Tax Rates

2017 Tax Rates

2017 Tax Rate By-law & Summary

Calculation of Property Taxes

Interim Tax Bills are the first property tax bills of the year and are based on your prior year’s annualized taxes. Interim billings are calculated as 50% of the prior’s year’s annualized total tax billing spread out over the 2 payments.

Final Tax Bills are the second property tax bills of the year and are calculated as follows:

  • Assessment x Property Tax Rate = Total Property Taxes for the Year
  • Final Billing ** = Total Taxes – Interim Billing (this is split over the final 2 payment dates)

** Please note that Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Taxes are subject to capping calculations.
** Final Billings will also include any area-rating and local improvement charges for the full year.

Property Tax Assessment

All properties in Ontario are assessed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), using current market valuation. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities whose role is to accurately value and classify all properties in Ontario according to the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Ontario Government. Properties are assessed every four years and assessment values are phased in over a four year period. For information about changes to your property assessment, visit AboutMyProperty. To change the direction of school support for the education portion of your property taxes, complete the Application for Direction of School Support. If you have any questions, please contact your local school board. For more information, MPAC has a Youtube Channel and Twitter feed

2022 Township of Blandford-Blenheim Cost by Department

Tax Due Dates


1st - Last business day of February
2nd – Last business day of May
3rd – Last business day of August
4th – Last business day of October

Property Tax Payment Options

Payments can be made by telephone or internet banking, by mail, in person at our office (8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, by cheque, cash or debit) normally, however we are closed due to stay-at-home orders. Please leave payments at the office in our secure drop box, include the bill stub. Payments may also be made at most financial institutions, visit your bank's branch for assistance. You have the option of signing up for one of two Pre-authorized Payment Plans. Additional information about the Pre-authorized Payment Plan is available here.

You also have the option of receiving your tax bill electronically, if you would like it emailed to you please let Katie know at

My Property

As authorized by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Assessment Act, The Township of Blandford-Blenheim is able to present this property information. The information present on this website is public information and is compliant with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The owners of properties have been excluded to remain compliant with MFIPPA. The assessment roll is available for view in the Township Office.

The information is collected for property assessment interpretation purposes only. While the Township provides this information in good faith, it does not warrant covenant, or guarantee the completeness and accuracy of the information and specifically excludes any commercial reasonable fitness or warranty. The Township does not assume responsibility nor accept any liability arising from any use other than assessment interpretation. The information is maintained on a yearly basis and reflects the contents of the assessment database as per the assessment roll as returned in December of the previous assessment year. It does not show supplementary billings, adjustments due to assessment changes or any other change affecting assessment value and/or taxes. It is not a statement of the current balance outstanding on an account. For a verified summary of property tax information, please contact the Township and request a Tax Certificate.

I understand that the following information is to be used for information use only and is considered complete and up-to-date to the best knowledge of the Township, however the Township does not warrant against errors, omissions, and/or discrepancies with other sources. I understand that I may contact the Township's Finance Department to discuss any concerns with my account.

Township Staff
Chief Building Official
John Scherer
Phone: 519-462-2697 (East Zorra Tavistock Office)
Fax: 519-463-5881
Building Inspector / Property Standards Enforcement Officer
Ray Belanger
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7429
Fax: 519-463-5881
Dustin Robson
Phone: 519-539-9800 ex 3211
Drainage Superintendent
Jim Harmer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7433
Fax: 519-463-5881
Rodger Mordue
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7427
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Clerk
Sarah Matheson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7422
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Finance/Treasurer
Denise Krug
Treasury, Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Planning
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7424
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Treasurer/Revenue Co-ordinator
Katie Koski
Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Property Tax Administrator
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7425
Fax: 519-463-5881
Finance/ Customer Service Clerk
Shanna Kamenar
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7421
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Protective Services
Fire Chief
Rick Richardson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7423
Fax: 519-463-5881
Protective Services Administrator
Michelle VanWyk
Protective Services Administration / CEMC
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7432
Fax: 519-463-5881
Director of Public Works
Jim Borton
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7426
Fax: 519-463-5881
Road Supervisor
Ben Minutillo
Drumbo Shop: 519-463-5389
Manager of Community Services
Trevor Baer
Arena Contact, Maintenance Lead
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886