Property taxes

Property tax is a levy based on the assessed value of the property.

Property tax has two components: a municipal portion and an education portion.

The rates for the municipal portion of the tax are established by the City of Thunder Bay. The City levies municipal property taxes in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001 to fund services that contribute to health, safety and quality of life such as roads, parks, emergency services, recreation & culture, planning, long term care and senior services.

The rates for the education portion of the tax are established by the Minister of Finance and help to fund the elementary and secondary education system in Ontario.  Education rates are set in Ontario Regulation 400/98 under the Education Act.

The City also offers property tax rebates and credits to qualified residents.

Provincial Land Tax administration

The Provincial Land Tax Office provides services administered by the City on behalf of the Province of Ontario - Ministry of Finance. The Provincial Land Tax (PLT) is the property tax paid in unincorporated areas of northern Ontario outside municipal boundaries.


The Revenue Division is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes and water revenue, general accounts receivable, court services and revenue payment processing. 

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