Property taxes are a key source of revenue for the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal. This revenue helps fund services, such as infrastructure upgrades, parks, facilities and library services. There are two tax billings per year; an interim tax bill in March and a final tax bill in August.

The interim tax bill is calculated at 50% of the previous year's total taxes levied against your property. The final tax bill is calculated using the assessed value of your property times the current year tax rates less the interim tax bill amount. 

As a property owner, you can pay your property taxes through pre-authorized payments, at your bank or through online banking, or by visiting the Township Hall.

Learn how the assessed value for your property is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Property tax rate

The Township is a lower-tier municipality. This means we collect taxes on behalf of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the school boards.

Your property tax bill reflects the total taxes owed to the Township, the County and the school boards.

The total 2024 residential tax rate is 0.01313866. Multiply this number with your property assessment value to determine your total tax bill for the year.

The total 2024 commercial tax rate is 0.02442989. For more information on current tax rates, view our tax rates bylaw.

Receive your municipal tax notices by email

We now provide you with the option of receiving your municipal tax notices by email. Save paper and postage by receiving your notices electronically. Fill out our Email Consent Form or email us at to sign up! 

Change of address

Only the registered owner of a property can request address changes. Please fill out our Change of Address Form or notify us in writing by mail to:

Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal
c/o Tax Department
18 Centre St, PO Box 129
Spencerville ON K0E 1X0

Be sure to include your property's civic address and/or roll number.

Overdue taxes

The Township applies an interest/penalty charge of 1.25% per month on the first day of the month, or 15% per annum, to unpaid property tax accounts.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse you from the obligation of payment, nor does it relieve the liability of penalty on late payments.

Please contact us if you do not receive your tax bill.

Attention farm business property owners

Farm business property owners must register annually with Agricorp. If you own a farm property, early in each calendar year you should receive a package in the mail about registering your farm business with Agricorp to ensure that ensures your agricultural land is included in the farm property tax class, which qualifies for a tax rate that is 25% of the municipal residential tax rate. Visit the Agricorp website for more information.

Tax registration for tax arrears

 As per the Municipal Act, any property that has tax arrears in excess of two years is eligible for tax registration. The Township sends tax arrears notices throughout the year as well as collection letters in September and January advising property owners of the arrears and the payment options to avoid registration.

After the tax arrears certificate has been issued, a property owner has one year to pay the tax arrears in full or can apply to the Township to enter into an extension agreement to allow an additional year to pay the arrears and the current taxes. The cost to apply for an extension agreement is $100.00.

Tax sale of land by public tender

For information pertaining to the process of tax sale of land by public tender, view these points to consider.