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Property Taxes and Assessments

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Residents in every municipality are required to pay municipal property taxes.

How does Clarington calculate how much property tax I owe?

Your property tax is calculated by taking the assessed value of your property (as established by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation or MPAC) and multiplying it by the approved tax/mill rate.

There are three parts to the tax rate:

  • The Municipal tax rate set by the Municipality of Clarington
  • The Regional tax rate set by the Regional Municipality of Durham
  • The Education tax rate set by the Province of Ontario

Different tax rates for different classes of property and the main classes include residential, multi-residential, commercial and industrial.

The municipal tax rate is determined after Municipal Council and the Region of Durham approve their budgets and the Province of Ontario establishes the Education Rate. The tax rate is applied to the property's current value assessment (CVA) to determine the amount of property taxes to be levied.

For more information about your property taxes or the assessed value of your home, visit the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) website.

Municipal services

Clarington's portion of your tax dollars pay for municipal services such as:

  • Maintenance of municipal roads, parks, cemeteries, buildings, streetlights and sidewalks
  • Fire services
  • Recreation programs
  • Library
  • Community planning
  • Winter maintenance
  • Engineering services
  • Tourism and Communications
  • Economic Development
  • Culture
  • Animal services
  • Crossing guards
  • Community grants

Read more on our Budgets, Financial Statements and Reports page.

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