Property taxes are billed twice each calendar year on an interim tax bill and a final tax bill. The Township is responsible to collect taxes on behalf of the County of Oxford and the school boards with jurisdiction in our municipality. Property taxes are calculated based on the property’s assessed value using the established tax rate for the property’s classification.
Interim Tax Bill
1st instalment due on the last working day of February
2nd instalment due on the last working day of May
Final Tax Bill
1st instalment due on the last working day of August
2nd instalment due on the last working day of October
The interim tax bill contains 2 instalments, with the first instalment being due on the last working day of the month of February and the second instalment being due on the last working day of the month of May. The interim tax bill is calculated at 50% of the previous year’s total taxes billed on the property.
The final tax bill contains 2 instalments, with the first instalment being due on the last working day of the month of August and the second instalment being due on the last working day of the month of October. The final tax bill amount is determined following Council’s adoption of the Township’s budget and the passage of the tax rating by-law for the current year. The final tax bill reflects the total taxes assessed on the property for the year less the amount already charged on the interim tax bill.
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan
The Township offers a pre-authorized payment plan for the payment of property taxes. We offer a 4 instalment option with payments being withdrawn on the regular instalment due dates for the amounts indicated on your tax bill or a 10 instalment option with payments being withdrawn from your account for the months of January to October of each year. Please complete a Pre-Authorized Payment Application form if you are interested in signing up for this service.
Pay Online through your Bank
We are set up with most major banks to accept payments using internet or telephone banking. You must use your Property Roll # indicated on your tax bill to register.
To setup your property taxes as a bill payment through your online banking, go to “add a bill” and search for “Zorra”. Select Zorra Township Tax and enter the Roll Number from your tax bill as your account number. Use your 15-digit roll number, excluding the dashes.
Example: If your roll number on your tax bill shows 011-090-25600-0000 then you would enter this as 01109025600. If an error occurs, please add the extra four zeros at the end and try again.