Municipal Taxes (not to be confused with school taxes) are the amount paid to your local municipal council and based on the municipal value of the property you own. The amount you pay will vary from property and the municipality (suburb/area) your property is located in. Municipal taxes are mandatory and paid either twice a year or in installments depending on payment options available.
The taxes you pay go towards the up keep and ongoing operations to your neighborhood. These can include but are not limited to,
- Municipal water supply
- Road works/repairs
- Park maintenance
- Snow clearing
- Improvements to the neighborhood
- Public servant salaries