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Appealing your Property Assessment

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What if I disagree with MPAC’s assessment of my property?

If a property owner disagrees with MPAC’s property assessment, he or she can submit a “Request for Reconsideration” OR file a formal appeal with the Assessment Review Board depending on the property class being appealed.

Property owners with a residential, farm or managed forest property must first submit a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) by March 31, 2009. MPAC will render its decision by September 30, 2009 (or November 30th if both parties agree to the extension).

If residential, farm or managed property owners are not satisfied with MPAC’s decision following their Request for Reconsideration, they may file an Appeal to the Assessment Review Board. This must be done within 90 days of receiving MPAC’s decision.

For commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties, owners can either file a Request for Reconsideration to MPAC or appeal directly to the Assessment Review Board – each must be done by March 31, 2009.

Request for Reconsideration (RfR)

Application forms can be found at MPAC’s website at www.mpac.ca

Property owners with a residential, farm or managed forest property must first submit their Request for Reconsideration (RfR) by March 31, 2009. MPAC will render its decision by September 30, 2009 (or November 30th if both parties agree). If property owners are not satisfied with MPAC’s decision following their Request for Reconsideration, they may file an Appeal to the Assessment Review Board. This must be done within 90 days of receiving MPAC’s decision.

For commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties, owners can either file a Request for Reconsideration to MPAC or appeal directly to the Assessment Review Board. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2009.

  • ARB appeal deadline is March 31, 2009 for Commercial and Industrial Properties
  • ARB appeal deadline for Residential, Farm and Managed Forest properties is 90 days after MPAC mails the results of the RfR review to the property owner

Assessment Review Board (ARB) Appeals

For supplementary and omitted assessment the deadline to file an RfR (mandatory step for residential, farm and managed forest properties) is 90 days after the mailing date of the assessment notice.

What assessment value is appealed, the full value or the phased-in value?

The assessment value that must be appealed is the full value, which is the 2012 tax year value.

When will MPAC issue a decision based on the RfR?

MPAC will be required to issue the RfR decision by September 30 of the tax year, unless all parties have agreed to a further extension to November 30. For supplementary and omitted assessment notices MPAC will provide the RfR decision within 180 days after the owner submits the RfR.

What if I don’t agree with MPAC’s decision of my RfR?

You may file an appeal to the Assessment Review Board (ARB) within 90 days of MPAC mailing the RfR decision. There are specific forms and fees required for the ARB process. Information is available on the ARB website at www.arb.gov.on.ca.

Example:

Request for Reconsideration filed March 15, 2009
MPAC response mailed September 30, 2009
Appeal filed to ARB by December 29, 2009

Who should I contact regarding assessment concerns?

You should contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for questions relating to assessment, filing for a Request for Reconsideration (RfR), or if you have not received your property assessment notice. They can be reached by:

  • Call 1 866 296-MPAC (6722)
  • TTY 1 877 889-MPAC (6722)
  • E-mail: enquiry@mpac.ca
  • Web: www.mpac.ca
  • Fax: 1 866 297-6703
  • Write: MPAC, P.O. Box 9808, Toronto, Ontario, M1S 5T9

MPAC’s regular hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

From September 15 – November 28, 2008, MPAC’s Customer Contact Center has extended hours – Monday – Friday from 8 am – 6 pm.

The Request for Reconsideration form can be downloaded directly from the MPAC website, or can be completed on line through About MyProperty and submitted electronically.

Is the material available in any other languages?

MPAC has an informative website that offers lots of information to help you understand property assessment. They have also published an Interactive Property Assessment Notice in 10 languages including English, French, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Mandarin, Tamil and Cantonese. Accessible at www.mpac.ca, it will help you understand your property assessment notice in the language of your choice.

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