Property Assessment

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) determines the assessed value of your home. The taxes you pay for owning your property are based on the property assessment value and the tax rate given to your property class.

You can't appeal the tax rate for your type of property but you can appeal your property assessment value if you think that it's too high compared to similar properties in your area. A reassessment cycle determines property values used for each taxation year.

Learn about appealing your assessment values.

On March 24, 2021, the Province announced the postponement of the 2021 Assessment Update. Property assessments for the 2022 taxation year will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values (i.e., the same valuation date in use for 2021 taxation year) unless there have been changes to your property. Please visit MPAC's website for more information on the assessment postponement.

In May 2021 MPAC mailed out more than 38,000 Property Assessment Change Notice (PACN) to property owners across Ontario, representing more than $13 billion in new assessment for municipalities. An insert is included with this and all other Notices mailed in 2021, to help provide residents clarity. Please visit MPAC's website or AboutMyProperty.ca to learn more. 

Assessment Rolls

The public can access assessment rolls containing information about every property in Richmond Hill. These records have the name and address of the owner, a description of the property, the size of the lot, the assessed value and the property class for tax purposes.

You can find this information on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) website or you can access the assessment rolls on our public computer located in the Office of the Clerk at:

225 East Beaver Creek Road, Ground Floor
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Property classes

Your property is assessed and put into a property category. This category determines the tax rate applied to your property.

Commercial 

Commercial properties are land and buildings used for businesses and office or administrative purposes.

Industrial

Industrial properties are used for operations such as manufacturing, research and development or storage. 

Residential

A residential property includes living spaces or non-qualified farms.

Reassessment Cycle

Values used for property reassessments:

Reassessment Taxation Year

Date of Property Value Used

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

January 1, 2008

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

January 1, 2012

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

January 1, 2016

For more information contact MPAC or call them at 1-866-296-6722.

What is Capping?

The Province of Ontario introduced Current Value assessment (CVA) in 1998. At the time there was concern that taxpayers in the business property classes would have to absorb extraordinarily  high property tax increases as a result of reassessment. To alleviate that impact, the Province introduced a tax capping and clawback program. In the subsequent year, a majority of business property owners saw properties removed from the program by reaching one of the defined program conditions. In 2015, the Province initiated a review of the Business Property Tax Capping Program in response to municipal and business stakeholder requests. The review is to address the potential for inequities and economic distortions among the remaining properties, that may result from the near twenty year old program. York Region and  the nine local municipalities are reviewing available options for the capping program for the 2017 - 2020 assessment cycle. 

Clawback Rates/Overall Levy Changes

Clawback Rates

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017


2018


2019


2020


2021

Commercial

66.3231%

58.4878%

63.8043%

49.6657%

48.2750%

45.6412%

26.0278%

16.6406%

10.2604%

5.0253%

0.958937%

0.0000%

Industrial

77.7440%

69.5787%

68.8011%

62.7159%

50.6031%

54.1736%

39.5105%

19.0681%

5.8151%

0.0000%

0.0000%

0.0000%

Overall  Levy Changes

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017



2018



2019



2020



2021

Commercial  

0.2446%  

0.9019%  

0.8113%  

0.8407%  

0.6741%  

1.3598%  

2.6047%  

2.5639%  

2.2921%  

1.8696%

0.988184%

0.544112%

Commercial

(excess and vacant land)

                 

14.5312%

11.923651%

0.803858%

Industrial

0.2470%

0.9121%

0.8208%

0.8506%

0.6807%

1.3646%

2.4203%

2.4109%

2.1708%

1.9863%

1.058044%

4.988650%

Industrial

(excess and vacant land)

                 

17.2066%

13.812525%

6.169923%

Multi-Residential

0.4582%

1.6913%

1.5106%

1.5752%

1.2671%

2.5635%

2.5952%

2.5467%

2.0916%

3.4638%

1.789199%

0.939842%