What do my taxes pay for?
Municipalities levy taxes to help pay for services such as police, fire protection, parks, recreation, and public works. Each year, Town Council reviews and approves the amount required to fund and support these services. From this amount, sources of revenue other than property taxes, such as provincial grants, license fees and user fees, are subtracted. The balance is the amount to be collected through property taxes.

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1. What do my taxes pay for?
2. What affects my tax bill?
3. When are taxes due?
4. How and where can I pay my taxes?
5. Is there a penalty if I miss the property tax due date?
6. Why do I pay school taxes when I don't have children going to school?
7. What if there’s a revenue surplus? Will my taxes go down?
8. Can I pay my tax bill via a credit card?
9. What if I'm paying property taxes as part of my mortgage?
10. Why does my assessment say "improved?"
11. How can I find the amount I paid in property tax last year?
12. How are property assessments and taxes related?