Financial Relief Program for residents and businesses during COVID-19
Newmarket's Financial Relief Program is an extension of the preliminary measures that the Newmarket put in place in March to waive penalties and interest on the March and April property tax payments. The Financial Relief Program will include:
- No penalty and interest charges on property tax payments until January 1, 2021
- No penalty and interest charges for late payment of water/wastewater bills until January 1, 2021
- Reducing water and wastewater rates by 4.69 per cent beginning May 1, 2020
- Waiving all Non-Sufficient Fund (NSF) penalties until the end of June 2020
- Deferring the stormwater charges to November 2020
- No penalty and interest charges for all Town accounts receivable including development agreements, leases and sponsorships
This Financial Relief Program ensures fairness and equity and is coordinated with the programs being offered by other levels of government. Residents and businesses that are able to continue to pay are strongly encouraged to do so. This will help the Town to continue to dedicate resources to those most financially challenged by COVID-19 and to continue providing essential services like fire and emergency, waste collection and safe drinking water.
In addition to the Financial Relief Program the Town has a number of plans in place to support the community as a whole and particularly the most vulnerable in the community through a variety of programs and partnerships. The business community is also being strongly supported through the creation of the Business Assistance Concierge (BAC) program (a virtual business support and resiliency centre) and an overall Economic Resiliency Action Plan.
For more information, call 905-895-5193 or email email@example.com
Have questions about the Financial Relief Program? Learn more by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Residents and Businesses on Pre-Authorized Payment Plans during COVID-19.
If you are currently on a pre-authorized payment plan (PAP) and need more time to pay for the April 28 tax payments, you will need to notify the Town in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Doing so will stop all PAP withdrawals and cancel your participation from the PAP program.
If you wish to return to any PAP plans in the future, you will need to re-apply and pay any remaining balance on your account. The account balance must be $0. This applies to all Pre-Authorized Payment Plans (10-month - Plan B, Plan D, Plan E and Installment Plans).
For more information, visit our frequently asked questions webpage on property taxes and options for residents during COVID-19.
How to pay your property taxes during COVID-19 Closures
Please do not pay in person as the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive) is currently closed. The Town still offers a number of payment options for your property taxes. For more details, check payment options.
- Online or telephone banking
- Mailing a cheque to the Municipal Offices
- Drop off a cheque at the Municipal Offices in the after-hours drop off box by the front doors
The Town of Newmarket's primary funding source is property tax which is divided between the Town of Newmarket, York Region and the school boards. Property taxes enable the Town to provide the high quality of municipal programs and services that Newmarket residents are accustomed to.
Interim Residential Tax due dates
- February 27, 2020
- March 26, 2020
- April 28, 2020
Final property tax bills for commercial and industrial properties will be issued during the month of July with due dates clearly shown.
Supplementary/Omitted Tax Billings
Property Assessment Change Notices are issued for additional assessment (such as swimming pools, decks or other additions), new homes or property class changes. The property tax dollars associated with the changes are retroactive to the date of occupancy / purchase, or when the renovation or alterations were completed.
Please note the
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses your property for the additional assessment, a new home or a property class change which could take up to three years to occur.
The Town issues your supplementary/omitted tax bill(s) and payments are typically due in two installments. Depending on the determined assessment, the additional property taxes may be in the thousands of dollars. The Town may be able to assist in preparation for the imminent supplementary/omitted tax bill(s) to minimize the impact of this bill. Please contact the Customer Service Department for additional information and assistance.
Fees and Charges
- Tax Certificates = $82.00 each
- Returned Cheque = $50.00 each occurrence
- Statement of Taxes Paid = $41.00 each property
- Detailed Analysis of Tax Account = $45.00 per hour per property
- Update Mortgage Company Information = $15.00 per roll number
- New Ownership Maintenance Fee = $20.00 per account
- Detailed Calculations of Tax Adjustments for Third Parties = $30.00 per roll number
- Copies of Assessment View - $0.93 + $0.12 HST = $1.05 per copy
- New Account/Roll Number Fee = $30.00
- Property Tax Administrative Fee - Additions to Tax Account for Collection = 16% of invoice + HST
Learn more about what contributes to property tax increases
Property tax bill breakdown
Region of York – 41 per cent, Town of Newmarket – 39 per cent, School boards – 20 per cent
The Town of Newmarket determines your property taxes by multiplying your current value assessment (determined by the MPAC) by the Town's tax rate, the Region of York's tax rate and the provincial education tax rate.
If you have questions about your property assessment please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
Call: 1-866-296-(MPAC) 6722
1-877-889-(MPAC) 6722 TTY
Write: P.O. Box 9808, Toronto, Ontario M1S 5T9
Visit: 100 Via Renzo Dr. Suite 302, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 0B8
Learn more about your property assessment at
About my Property.