Funds required by the City of Woodstock to deliver services are largely provided through the collection of property taxes. Taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value (see Current Value Assessment below) of the property by the final tax rate set for the class of property (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, etc.). Further to Provincial Legislation, there may be additional adjustments to the commercial, industrial and multi-residential taxes. The final tax rate is a total of the rates set by the City of Woodstock, the County of Oxford and the Provincial Government (education rate).
2013 Tax Rates
Current Value Assessment
Current value assessment figures are provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on legislation set by the Provincial Government. If you are not satisfied with your current value assessment or classification of the property, appeals can be sent to the Assessment Review Board. The Assessment Review Board is the independent tribunal of the Ministry of the Attorney General responsible for hearing property assessment appeals. They have the authority to change an assessed value or a property classification. Under the Assessment Act, the last day for appealing is March 31 of the taxation year. Our local Assessment Office can be contacted at 1-866-296-6722.
How to Pay Your Taxes
Taxes are payable at City Hall, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For your convenience, taxes may be paid by cheque, post-dated cheques, debit card or through telephone or internet banking. Pre-authorized payment options are also available. If paying by mail, cheques are to be made payable to the City of Woodstock and sent to:
P. O. Box 1539
Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7