Property Taxes

Property Taxes

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying a tax rate, as set by the Town of Lincoln, by the property's assessed value.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for placing a value on all properties in Ontario. For more information concerning your property assessment, please check their website.

Your interim tax installments for the current year are equal to half of the taxes levied in the previous year.  Final taxes are pending the acceptance of annual budgets by both the Town of Lincoln and the Region of Niagara.
Tax Bills 

Tax Bill Mailing Date Due Dates
Interim     First week of February     February 28, 2018 and April 30, 2018
Final First week of July    July 31, 2018 and September 28, 2018

Understanding your Tax Bill

If the property you own is under construction, being renovated or is a newly constructed building, you may not be fully assessed. If the work was not completed by, or the new building was not picked up on the assessment roll by January 1st, you will be issued a supplementary tax bill. This bill will be issued upon receipt of the necessary assessment information from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and may be payable in less than two installments.

If you have recently purchased a home and have not received a tax notice prior to the above due dates, please contact the Finance Department at 905-563-8205.

For a copy of the current property tax information bulletin that is included in all final tax bills, please click here.

Tax Certificates

A tax certificate is a statement of the status of taxes, which is strongly recommended when buying or selling a property, showing outstanding taxes or arrears and includes any water/wastewater charges owing.

Tax certificates are $52.00 (including all applicable taxes) per roll number and anyone can request one.  Tax verbals are not provided at any time.

To obtain a tax certificate, please complete the Property Information Request Form (Tax Certificate Requests) and forward it to the Town of Lincoln Municipal Offices with the required fee.

Duplicate Tax Receipts/Statement of Account

A fee of $6.65 will be charged for a duplicate receipt or statement of account.

Change of Mailing Address

If the property has changed ownership, send the tax bill to the new owner or return it to the Tax Department, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made.  To prevent misdirected tax bills, please advise the Tax Department in writing of any mailing address changes.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse payment of taxes and could result in penalty and interest charges of 1.25% per month applied to unpaid accounts.

Please complete the Change of Mailing Address Form and forward it to the Town of Lincoln to the attention of the Tax Clerk.

4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B1

TEL: 905-563-8205
FAX: 905-563-6566
Emergency After-hours: 905-641-0971

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