The Finance Department is responsible for the municipal budget process and financial reporting for the municipality. Operating and Capital budgets are set annually by Council.
The Finance Department is also responsible for day-to-day accounting operations for the municipality including oversight of Revenue Services, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Purchasing, Risk Management and Provincial Offenses Administration.
One of the most important tasks for Council is setting the municipality’s annual operating and capital budgets.
Consolidated financial statements reflect the municipality’s assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. As required by the Municipal Act, financial statements are prepared annually for the County of Prince Edward in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for local governments. The previous audited financial statements can be found below.
Development Charges and Background Studies
Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued. The fees help pay for the cost of infrastructure required to provide municipal services to the new development, such as roads, transit, water and sewer infrastructure, community centres and fire and police facilities.
Development Charges and Background Studies
The County recently undertook a development charges by-law review. The Council of the County of Prince Edward passed a new by-law on March 1, 2018.
Previous Development Charges Background Studies
Purchases of goods and services and the disposal of property are made in accordance with the County’s Purchasing Policy and the Purchasing By-law No. 3204-2013. More information can be found below regarding the Purchasing Department’s activities, a list of current Requests for Proposals, Tenders, Requests for Quotations, or Requests for Prequalification, as well as the opportunity to purchase surplus items.
For more information on the Purchasing Department – please click here.
The Finance Department oversees the collection of taxes and other sources of revenue on behalf of the County of Prince Edward. For more information, please go to the Property Tax page.
Municipal Tax Rate Information
Property Tax Billing Dates for 2020
Residential, Farm, Managed Forest, Commercial, Industrial & Multi-Residential Properties
2020 Taxes are due March/September/November
Property Tax Bills are sent out one month prior to the due date.
Installment #1 – sent out February 14 – due March 16
Installment #2 – sent out July 24 – due September 15
Installment #3 – sent out July 24 – due November 16
Property Tax Classification
Properties, or portions of a property, are classified according to the property’s use. Each category represents a different tax class. In Prince Edward County there are 7 tax classes, residential making up 90% of the total tax revenue. The other classes include Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Residential, Pipeline, Managed Forest and Farmland.
Your tax bill has a heading called “Tax Class”. Under this heading you will see letters such as RTEP or CTN. The first letter represents the Tax Class, the second represents the Type of Property (Qualifier), the third and fourth letters represent the School Support and Tax Direction Designation.
Realty Tax Class
C – Commercial
F – Farmland
I – Industrial
J – Industrial (New construction)
L – Large Industrial
M – Multi-Residential
P – Pipelines
R – Residential
T – Managed Forest
X – Commercial (New construction)
Realty Tax Qualifier
T – Taxable Full
U – Excess Land
X – Vacant Land
School Support and Tax Direction Designation
EP – English Public School Board
ES – English Separate School Board
FP – French Public School Board
FS – French Separate School Board
N – No Support – Split between the 4 School Boards based on enrollment percentage
Sale of Land by Public Tender
The Public Tender for Property Land Sale is cancelled for 2020.
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Any questions about your Assessment Notice, the assessed value, or how to appeal your assessment should be directed to MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or you can visit their website.
Use MPAC’s new AboutMyProperty tool to understand how your property was assessed, how your property compares with others in the community, or to file a Request for Reconsideration if you do not agree with your property’s assessment.
PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS have been postponed until 2021 For more information on this, please refer to the MPAC website HERE.
Every four years, MPAC sends out a property assessment notice to all Ontario property owners. Property assessment notices will be mailed from May 2020 to September 2020 and will reflect the updated value of your property as of January 1, 2019. Municipalities will use your assessment to calculate your 2021-2024 property taxes. When you receive your notice, review it, and keep it for your records.
Want to learn more?
- Learn how your property was assessed
- See the information MPAC has on file for your property
- Compare your assessed value to other similar properties in your area
- File a request for reconsideration if you disagree with your property’s assessed value
Municipal Water Billing & Collection
Water and Wastewater Bills
Please see the Water and Wastewater billing page for a variety of payment options.
Rates for Water and Wastewater Services are set by Council in By-Law 4018-2017 Water and Sanitary Sewage Service.
Water Bills are sent out every two months. To find out when you will receive your water bill, please contact the Water Billing Department email@example.com or call the office at 613.476.2148 ext. 1540.
Change of Address
If your primary residence is different from the property that has the water account, please ensure that Water department has your correct postal mailing address. If you need to change your billing address Please submit the Change of Address Form as soon as possible in order to ensure your next water bill is mailed to you correctly and on time.
The County of Prince Edward Provincial Offences Office oversees the payments of fines for provincial offences, violations of municipal by-laws and minor federal offences. In addition to collecting fines, the Provincial Offences Office processes charges, schedules court trials and prosecutes most municipal by-laws.
Please click here for more information with regards to Provincial Offences.
Director of Finance
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1502
Deputy Treasurer, Accounting & Budget Supervisor
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1504
Budget & Financial Analyst
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1501
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1503
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1508
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1507
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1506
Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1509
Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1505
Administrative Assistant to The Director of Finance and The Director of Community Services, Programs and Initiatives
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1525
Supervisor of Revenue Services/Tax Collector
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1523
Tax and Revenue Services Administrator
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1526
Provincial Offences Administration Clerk
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1524
Water Billing Clerk
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1527
Revenue Services Coordinator
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1528
Revenue Services Representative
Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1522