Property Assessment

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing all properties in the Province of Ontario, including the City of Brampton. MPAC is located at 6745 Century Avenue, Suite #1, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8C9 and can be reached at 1-866-296-6722.

The City of Brampton calculates the tax bills based on assessment information supplied by MPAC. In the case of a new house, when there is a delay in receiving the information from MPAC, the City cannot issue a tax bill. This delay can be considerable, with some people not receiving a tax bill for as long as two years after occupancy. To estimate your annual property taxes, please click here.

Background on MPAC and Property Assessment

  • The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is a not-for-profit and independent organization that the Province of Ontario created through the Ontario Property Assessment Corporation Act, 1997.
  • MPAC accurately values and classifies all Ontario properties for municipal tax purposes.
  • Property classifications include residential, multi-residential, commercial, industrial, pipeline, farm and managed forest/conservation.
  • MPAC administers a uniform, province-wide property assessment system based on current value assessment.
  • Residential property assessment involves analyzing property sales in a property owner’s area to determine the assessed value. MPAC also analyzes other factors such as location, lot dimensions, living area, age of the property and quality of construction.
  • MPAC completed last province-wide assessment in 2016 (based on a market value of January 1, 2016). 
  • The Province of Ontario requires a four-year assessment update cycle with municipalities using 2016 property assessment values for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 taxation years.
  • If there is an increase in the property assessment compared to the previous 2012 assessment, the increase will be phased in equally over the four years. If there is a decrease in the property assessed value compared to the previous 2012 assessment, it will be reflected immediately in the 2017 tax year.

What if I Have a Question?

For valuation and assessment information about your property, call the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation office at 1-866-296-6722 or visit their website at www.mpac.ca

Assessment Appeals or Request for Reconsideration

Property owners with a residential, farm or managed forest property had to first submit a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) by September 15, 2016 MPAC will render its decision within 180 days of when the request is received. With more complex cases MPAC might request up to 60 more days to complete its review. If residential, farm or managed forest property owners are not satisfied with MPAC’s decision on their RfR, they may file an appeal to the Assessment Review Board (ARB). This must be done within 90 days of MPAC’s decision.
 
For commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties, owners can either file an RfR with MPAC or appeal directly to the ARB – either must be done within 120 days from the Issue Date of their Property Assessment Notice. If the owner chooses to file an RfR with MPAC and is not satisfied with the result, they may then file an appeal to the ARB within 90 days of receiving MPAC’s decision. For non-residential properties, the first Property Assessment Notices were delivered starting on October 11, 2016.

To file an RfR with MPAC or for information regarding your property’s assessment please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 or visit their website at www.mpac.ca  or send your written request to P.O. BOX 9808, Toronto Ontario M1S 5T9.

To file an appeal with the ARB send a written request to the Assessment Review Board, 655 Bay Street, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON, M5G 1E5. A fee of $125 for residential land or $300 for non-residential properties must accompany your appeal. For further information, please contact the ARB at 416-212-6349 or toll free 1-866-448-2248, or online at http//elto.gov.on.ca/arb.