New Assessment Notices Mailed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) in October 2012
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will have issued new property assessment notices to all Ottawa residents in October 2012 based upon a property value effective January 01, 2012. Any assessment increase experienced on a property over the last assessment cycle will be phased in over the next four year assessment cycle (from 2013 to 2016), while any drop in assessment value over the last assessment cycle will be immediately realized in 2013.
These phased-in assessment values will be utilized by the City of Ottawa to calculate your property taxes over the next four years from 2013 to 2016 inclusive. Please note that such new assessment values do not provide any additional overall revenue to the City. Only budgetary increases approved by municipal Council lead to any increase in overall property taxes revenues received by the City. If your property has increased more than the City average, your property’s taxes will increase by the difference it exceeds the average. By the same token, if your property has increased less than the City average, your property’s taxes will decrease by the difference it is below average.
If you have any further questions about your property assessment notice, the new assessed value of your property, or about assessment in general, please contact the MPAC office either by phone at 1-866-296-6722 or by fax at 1-866-297-6703. You can also visit MPAC’s website at mpac.ca. If you wish to find out the assessed value of other similar properties in your area or further details of your property, you may find information on MPAC’s About My Property.
You may alternatively view our flyer on the subject below:
New Assessment Notices [ PDF - 570 KB ]
For further details on the recent assessment notices, please review the City’s property assessment FAQ’s.
If you wish to estimate your property taxes based upon such new assessment values, you can use our Property Tax Estimator tool and enter the value for each specific year.