2024 Property Taxes

The due dates for the 2024 Tax Bill for all properties are:

  • February 29 & April 30 
  • August 30 and October 31 

Payments can be made by cash, debit or cheque at the Municipal Office in Cobden, or at your bank. We accept post-dated cheques. Other payment options available include pre-authorized payment plans arranged with the Township and online payments through your personal bank. We also have a drop-off box located at the main entrance to the Municipal Office in Cobden.

Property Tax

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for placing a value on all properties in Ontario. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying a tax rate, as set by the Council of the Township of Whitewater Region, by the property's assess value.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plans

The Township of Whitewater Region offers payment plans for the due date and for monthly payments.

Due Date – On each due date the tax installment amount will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account.

Monthly – On the 20th of each month (or the next business day) a pre-determined amount will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account.

Benefits of Choosing a PAP Plan:

  • No more worries about missing due dates or incurring late payment charges.
  • Monthly payments allow for easier budgeting.
  • Save on postage and transportation costs.

In the event that your taxes are not current, automatic payment plans may be customized to bring accounts up to date. Some restrictions may apply.

Application forms may be obtained by contacting the Township of Whitewater Region, PO Box 40, Cobden ON K0J 1K0 at (613) 646-2282, email the tax department or click on the link to obtain a copy of the form.

Request a Tax Certificate

Click the link to request a tax certificate.  Tax certificate fee $65.00


Reading Your Tax Bill

1. Roll Number - Located on the upper left-hand side of property tax bills, this is your property identifier and property tax account number.

2. Billing Cycle - Located in the upper right-hand corner of property tax bills, this states the period of the billing cycle.

· Interim – The first billing of the year, representing 50% of the property taxes billed for the prior year.

· Final – The second billing of the year, the total property taxes for the year are calculated in this billing.

· Supplemental – These are billings sent out after the final bills for increases in assessment due to new construction or other property improvements.

3. Tax Class Located below the property owner's name and address, this indicates what tax class the property tax is calculated under. Each tax class has a different tax rate associated to it.

The common tax classes are:

· RT – Residential

· FT – Farmlands

· CT – Commercial

4. Value - Located next to the tax class, this is the assessed value placed on the property by MPAC.

5. Curbside Pickup Rate – Located in the municipal levies, the curbside pickup rate is applied to properties that require curbside pickup.

6. Tax Rate - Located in the mid-right portion of the tax bill, this is what the assessed value is multiplied by to calculate the taxes payable for the year. These rates are specified every year in the annual budget.

7. Final taxes - found only on the final billing cycle tax bill in the lower right-hand corner, this is the total taxes that will be paid for the year and is the amount that is used when you file income tax return

8. Less Interim Billing - Found only on the final billing cycle tax bill in the lower right-hand corner, this is the amount that was billed on the interim billing for the year.

9. Installment - Located at the bottom of the tax bills, these slips breakdown the amount payable into two installments and state when each installment is due. They are removable to be sent in with payments.