If you own a property in Severn, you need to pay annual property taxes. Learn how to request a tax certificate, view your property assessment, change your address and explore the available tax incentives and rebates.

Pay your property taxes

Tax sale properties

According to the Municipal Act, if property taxes aren't paid for two years, we can issue a tax arrears certificate. This certificate states that we can sell the property if taxes, penalties, interest and legal costs aren't paid within one year of registering the certificate.

View current tax sale properties

Letter of authorization

As a property owner, you'll need a letter of authorization if you'd like us to release your property tax information to a third party, such as a spouse or family member not named as the property owner.

Complete the Letter of Authorization

2021 tax rates

We use the assessment and classification of properties to set municipal tax rates and collect property taxes.

Property classTownshipPoliceCountyEducationTotal
Residential or farm  0.00343329 0.00073033 0.00273563 0.00153000 0.00842925
Residential or undeveloped farmland  0.00257497 0.00054775 0.00205172 0.00114750 0.00632194
Multi-residential  0.00343329 0.00073033 0.00273563 0.00153000 0.00842925

Commercial, shopping centre and new construction (occupied and vacant)

0.00419651 0.00089268 0.00334376 0.00880000 0.01723295
Commercial payments in lieu (occupied and vacant) 0.00419651 0.00089268 0.00334376 0.00980000 0.01823295

Industrial and new construction (occupied and vacant)

0.00409420 0.00087092 0.00326224 0.00880000 0.01702736
Industrial payments in lieu (occupied and vacant) 0.00409420 0.00087092 0.00326224 0.01250000 0.02072736
Pipelines 0.00445160 0.00094695 0.00354702 0.00880000 0.01774557

Farm and managed forest tax incentive programs

0.00085832 0.00018258 0.00068391 0.00038250 0.00210731
Railway row 110/acre n/a n/a 74.12/acre 184.12/acre
Utility transmissions 19.94/acre n/a n/a  34.39/acre 54.33/acre