The Town of Mount Royal property bill is sent early in the year.
In 2013, it was posted on January 23. A first instalment is due on February 22, 2013 and a second on May 23.
Property tax rate per $100 of assessment by category of property:
Since January 1, 2009, thanks to Bill 22 (An act to amend various legislative provisions concerning the urban agglomeration of Montréal), property owners now receive a single tax bill; the Town of Mount Royal tax bill includes an aliquot share to cover the costs of the agglomeration services.
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Read also our most recent folder [PDF 980kB] about property taxes.
Should you wish to view tax rates from the past years, consult our table [PDF 34kB].
The first instalment is due 30 days after the tax bills have been sent out and the second instalment is due 90 days after the first instalment. Any instalment paid after the deadlines will result in adding interest charges and a penalty.
No recovery proceedings can be taken against a debtor who pays the instalments in compliance with the prescribed deadlines. When an instalment is not paid on time, only the amount of the overdue instalment is payable. The interest and penalty applicable to the municipal taxes then apply only to the amount of the overdue instalment.
In 2013, a first instalment is due on February 22 and a second on May 23.
You can pay your tax bill and your water bill electronically by signing up for Internet banking services offered by most financial institutions.
To make your payment over the Internet, you must select the proper account payable, as the Town of Mount Royal has two separate accounts for payment of its property tax and of its water bills. Each account payable is clearly identified as such.
If you encounter any problems, please contact your financial institution’s Customer Service Department.
Discussions are underway to try to broaden electronic payment service to include additional financial institutions.
By mail, please enclose the payment stub with your cheque.
Otherwise, you can pay in cash, by cheque made out to the Town of Mount Royal or by debit card at the Town Hall service counter, 90 Roosevelt Avenue, Mount Royal, QC H3R 1Z5.
Please note that you cannot use a credit card to make your payment.
All cheques must be written on a paper base provided by a Canadian or foreign financial institution, or obtained from a business specializing in cheque-printing. Furthermore, it must be drawn against an account at a branch operating in Canada.
If you use the mail, please allow for sufficient delivery time because the payment will be credited to your account on the day of its receipt by the Town of Mount Royal, or on the date shown on the cheque if it is post-dated. Please note that any payment received after the deadline will result in interest charges and a penalty.
In 1976, the Quebec government allowed municipalities to collect transfer duties, commonly known as the «taxe de bienvenue», the follow-up to recommendations made by Minister Bienvenue at the time. Since January 1, 1992, every Quebec municipality must collect duties on the transfer of any property on its territory in compliance with the Act respecting Duties on Real Estate Transfers.
A transfer is defined as being:
Tax rates used to calculate transfer rights are prescribed by law:
For example, for a tax base of $352,000, the transfer duties will be:
According to that Act, the tax base is the highest amount among the following:
It should be pointed out that the market value is the amount registered in the roll multiplied by the comparative factor set by the Property Assessment Department and approved by the ministère des Affaires Municipales et des Régions. For 2013, third year of the current property assessment roll, the comparative factor will be 1.14; it was 1 in 2011. We invite you to read article 264 of the Act respecting Municipal Taxation on this subject:
«264. For each financial exercise to which the property assessment roll applies, the assessor sets the median proportion of the actual property value of the units of assessment to which the values registered in the roll correspond. The assessor also indicates the comparative factor of a roll which is the reverse of the median proportion. »
The Town of Mount Royal mails the transfer duties bill to the address appearing on the certificate issued by the assessor. All subsequent correspondence (tax bill, reminder notice, etc.) will also be mailed to that address. We therefore recommend that you advise us as quickly as possible of any change in address.
For more information concerning taxation, don’t hesitate to contact our service counter, located at 90 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd floor.