2024 Tax Rates

Property tax due dates

There are two tax bills issued each year – an interim bill and a final bill. Both of these bills are split into two installments.

2024 interim bill due dates:

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024

2024 final bill due dates:

  • Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Friday, August 30, 2024

How to pay your property taxes

Property tax payments can be made in any of the following ways below.

In person

Visit town hall during our regular business hours of 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday.

Pay by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit

*Credit card payments are not accepted.


Add the Town of Smiths Falls as a payee on your online banking. Your account number is the 19 digit roll number (0904XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) on your tax bill. Do not use spaces or punctuations when inputting your account number.

If you have more than one property, EVERY roll number must be setup as a separate account.

Pay your bill with one click to our online payment portal 

By mail

Please make cheques payable to “Town of Smiths Falls” and mail to:

77 Beckwith St. N
P.O. Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 5B8

After hours

You may drop your payment off 24 hours a day in the black, locked drop-box outside the main doors of town hall - cheques only please. Do not put cash in the drop-box.

77 Beckwith St. N
P.O. Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 5B8

Credit card

To pay your taxes using a credit card, please pay here. Payments made through our online portal via credit card will be subject to a 3.25% charge.

Pre-authorized payment plan

A pre-authorized payment plan can help you avoid missing your property tax payment deadline by automatically withdrawing from your bank account. The pre-authorized payment plan is monthly, with installments withdrawn on the last Friday of each month or quarterly with installments withdrawn on the tax due dates. Enroll for pre-authorized payments by completing the pre-authorized debit form.  Please mail, drop off at town hall, or email the completed form to vthompson@smithsfalls.ca.

Change of mailing address

Please advise our tax department of any changes to your mailing address by completing the address change form. Please mail, drop off at town hall, or email the completed form to vthompson@smithsfalls.ca.

How your property taxes are calculated

The base for property taxation is the assessment roll. It defines classes and types of properties which are subject to taxation. The assessment roll comes from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). The information included in this roll is then used to determine tax rates and to levy taxes. Your property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property and the combined municipal and education rates. Tax rates are determined and taxes are levied after the town prepares and Council adopts an annual budget of estimated revenues and expenditures.

Supplementary and omitted tax bills

In addition to your two regular tax bills, you may also receive supplementary or omitted tax bills. Supplementary and omitted tax bills are tax bills that are issued based on a change in the value of your property as determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Reasons for getting a supplementary or omitted tax bill may include:

  • Building a new house
  • Building an addition on your current house
  • Building a deck
  • Building a shed

Supplementary bills are for the current year. Omitted bills are for previous years.

If you disagree with your supplementary or omitted tax bill, please contact MPAC. The bills are entirely based off of a change in property value as determined by them. We recommend that you pay your bill by the due date, regardless, to avoid any late fees or penalty charges.

Tax certificates

Please confirm first that the property is within our municipal boundaries as Canada Post’s “Smiths Falls” incorporates 5 municipalities.  You can order a tax certificate by emailing vthompson@smithsfalls.ca,  your request letter on your letterhead detailing all the particulars for the request i.e. who you represent, closing date, sale/mortgage, purchaser/sellers names, etc.  Please also include a copy of the cheque you will be mailing to us. It will cost you $60.00 for a rush certificate within 2 business days and $50.00 if we have 5 or more business days.  An unsigned copy will be emailed to you and the signed original will be mailed to you once we receive your payment.

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School Support Designation

Property owners in Ontario are required to support a school board, even if they do not have children or their children are not currently attending school. In the case of a residential property occupied by tenants, the tenants can direct the school support for that property. By default, school support is directed to your municipality’s English Public School Board.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is legislatively required to collect school support information and provide it in the assessment roll to every municipality and school board. By ensuring that you are supporting the school board of your choosing, you will be able to vote in the next municipal and school board election for trustees in that school board.  Property owners, occupants, and tenants can update their school support designation online at mpac.ca/schoolsupport.

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