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CHANGES TO LEGISLATION – TAX ARREARS (2 YEARS)
Please be advised that Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 (“MOMLA”) is now law. It passed and received royal assent on May 30, 2017.
Previously, a tax arrears certificate could be registered if there were arrears owing on January 1 of the third year following that in which the taxes became owing (Municipal Act, 2001, s.373(1)). In other words, if there were arrears owing from 2014 or earlier, a tax arrears certificate could be registered after January 1, 2017.
A tax arrears certificate can now be registered if there were tax arrears owing on January 1 of the second year following that in which the taxes became owing.
In other words, if there are arrears owing from 2016 or earlier, a tax arrears certificate can be registered after January 1, 2018.
The Municipality prefers not to exercise this tax sale option and would rather work with its property owners to resolve the outstanding arrears. Tax Sale procedure starts with the registration of a tax arrears certificate on the title to your property.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding the above noted matter, please contact the undersigned.
Stanley J. Spadoni
Phone: 807-825-3315 ext. 227