The Finance Department operates under the direction of the Treasurer who reports to the CAO and is responsible for all financial matters for the Town.
The Department maintains Financial Records; prepares Reports, Financial Statements and Grant Claims; and is responsible for Budget Preparation, Staff Payroll, Taxation, Sewer/Water Billing, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
New & Existing Property Owners – Frequently Asked Questions
Your lawyer should provide the Town with a change of ownership notification to ensure the Town’s records are updated in a timely manner. All ownership updates can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Property taxes are dependent on multiple factors not limited to: your property value, your municipality’s capital & operating budgets, and provincial legislation. Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has provided an informational video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWry5i3TBU
There are two tax billings annually – each with two (2) payment milestones. The first tax bill is mailed out the first week of February. Installment payments for the first tax bill are due the last business day of February and May. The second and final bill is mailed out the first week of August, with installment payments due the last business day of August and November.
Water/Sewer bills are normally issued twice a year at a flat rate. The April bill is mailed out at the beginning of April and is due on the last working day of April and covers the period of January 1st – June 30th. The October bill is mailed out beginning of October and is due on the last working day of the October and covers the period of July 1st – December 31st.
Your lawyer and the seller’s lawyer should provide you a reconciliation of the amounts paid for taxes, water, and sewer. In the event that there is a credit or balance owing, the Town will need your lawyer’s contact information to proceed. Please contact email@example.com to discuss further.
The Town of Deep River accepts cheque, debit, or cash. Debit or cheque is recommended for your own record keeping, as well as the Town’s.
Payments for both Water/Sewer and Property Tax can be paid through your Online Banking Portal. You will need your Tax account number or Water/Sewer account number as they appear on your bill, depending on what payment you’re making. You will need to add the Town as a payee either:
Yes, PAPs are available for both Taxes and Water & Sewer Bills. The forms are available online at: https://www.deepriver.ca/departments/finance/, the link below and at Town Hall. Forms may be returned in person to the reception desk at Town Hall or electronically to the appropriate department:
Note: All monthly preauthorized payments will be withdrawn from your account on the 15th (or next business day) of every month.
For all other inquiries please contact the Town of Deep River’s Treasurer, Christine Leon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Taxes - Tax account must be current. Monthly payments on the 15th of every month.
Water and Sewer - Account must be current. Monthly payments on the 15th of every month.