Tax Rates

What are Richmond Hill's tax rates?

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2021 Summary Schedule of Tax Rates

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Residential

RT 0.180124% 0.326425% 0.153000% 0.659549%

Multi-Residential*

MT 0.180124% 0.326425% 0.153000% 0.659549%
 Assessment Class - Commercial  Type  Municipal  Region  Education  Total

Commercial / Office Building / Parking Lot / Shopping Centre

CT, DT, GT, ST

0.239943%

0.434831% 0.880000% 1.554774%

Commercial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

C1

0.045031%

0.081606% 0.038250% 0.164887%

Commercial Excess Land / Office Building Excess Land / Shopping Centre Excess Land / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

CU, DU, SU, ZU

0.167960% 0.304382% 0.880000% 1.352342%

Commercial Vacant Land

CX

0.167960%

0.304382% 0.880000% 1.352342%

Commercial (New Construction) / Office Building (New Construction) / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

XT, YT, ZT

0.239943%

0.434831% 0.880000% 1.554774%

Commercial (New Construction) Excess Land / Office Building (New Construction) Excess Land

XU, YU

0.167960%

0.304382% 0.880000% 1.352342%

Assessment Class - Industrial

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Industrial / Large Industrial

IT, LT

0.295980%

0.536382% 0.880000% 1.712362%

Industrial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

I1

0.045031%

0.081606% 0.038250% 0.164887%

Industrial Excess Land

IU

0.192386%

0.348648% 0.880000% 1.421034%

Industrial Vacant Land

IX

0.192386%

0.348648% 0.880000% 1.421034%

Industrial (New Construction)

JT

0.295980% 0.536382% 0.880000% 1.712362%

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Pipeline

PT 

0.165534%

0.299985% 0.880000% 1.345519%

Farm

FT

0.045031%

0.081606% 0.038250% 0.164887%

Managed Forest

TT

0.045031% 0.081606% 0.038250% 0.164887%

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: All properties in multi-residential, commercial and industrial property classes or subclasses are subject to mandatory capping or clawback adjustments as applicable under Part IX of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001.

For tax rates for assessment types not listed here, please contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8949. 

2020 Summary Schedule of Tax Rates

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Residential

RT 0.178489% 0.321619% 0.153000% 0.653108%

Multi-Residential*

MT  0.178489% 0.321619% 0.153000% 0.653108%
 Assessment Class - Commercial  Type  Municipal  Region  Education  Total

Commercial / Office Building / Parking Lot / Shopping Centre

CT, DT, GT, ST

0.237765%

0.428429% 0.896686%

1.562880%

Commercial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

C1

0.044622%

0.080405% 0.038250%

0.163277%

Commercial Excess Land / Office Building Excess Land / Shopping Centre Excess Land / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

CU, DU, SU, ZU

0.166436% 0.299900%

0.896686%

1.363022%

Commercial Vacant Land

CX

0.166436%

0.299900% 0.896686% 1.363022%

Commercial (New Construction) / Office Building (New Construction) / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

XT, YT, ZT

0.237765%

0.428429% 0.896686% 1.562880%

Commercial (New Construction) Excess Land / Office Building (New Construction) Excess Land

XU, YU

0.166436%

0.299900% 0.896686%

1.363022%

Assessment Class - Industrial

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Industrial / Large Industrial

IT, LT

0.293293%

0.528484%

0.980000% 1.801777%

Industrial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

I1

0.044622%

0.080405% 0.038250% 0.163277%

Industrial Excess Land

IU

0.190640%

0.343515% 0.980000% 1.514155%

Industrial Vacant Land

IX

0.190640%

0.343515% 0.980000% 1.514155%

Industrial (New Construction)

JT

0.293293% 0.528484% 0.980000% 1.801777%

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Pipeline

PT 

0.164031%

 0.295568% 1.250000%  1.709599%

Farm

FT

0.044622%

 0.080405% 0.038250%  0.163277%

Managed Forest

TT

0.044622%  0.080405% 0.038250%  0.163277%

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: All properties in multi-residential, commercial and industrial property classes or subclasses are subject to mandatory capping or clawback adjustments as applicable under Part IX of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001.

For tax rates for assessment types not listed here, please contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8949.

2019 Summary Schedule of Tax Rates

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Residential

RT 0.190808% 0.336549% 0.161000% 0.688357%

Multi-Residential*

MT  0.190808% 0.336549% 0.161000% 0.688357%
 Assessment Class - Commercial  Type  Municipal  Region  Education  Total

Commercial / Office Building / Parking Lot / Shopping Centre

CT, DT, GT, ST

0.244120%

0.430581% 0.931834%

1.606535%

Commercial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

C1

0.047702%

0.084137% 0.040250%

0.172089%

Commercial Excess Land / Office Building Excess Land / Shopping Centre Excess Land / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

CU, DU, SU, ZU

0.170884% 0.301407%

0.792059% 

1.264350%

Commercial Vacant Land

CX

0.170884%

0.301407% 0.792059% 1.264350%

Commercial (New Construction) / Office Building (New Construction) / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

XT, YT, ZT

0.244120%

0.430581% 0.931834% 1.606535%

Commercial (New Construction) Excess Land / Office Building (New Construction) Excess Land

XU, YU

0.170884%

0.301407% 0.792059%

1.264350%

 

Assessment Class - Industrial

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Industrial / Large Industrial

IT, LT

0.299645%

0.528517%

1.030000% 1.858162%

Industrial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

I1

0.047702%

0.084137% 0.040250% 0.172089%

Industrial Excess Land

IU

0.194769%

0.343536% 0.849750% 1.388055%

Industrial Vacant Land

IX

0.194769%

0.343536% 0.849750% 1.388055%

Industrial (New Construction)

JT

0.299645% 0.528517% 1.030000% 1.858162%

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Pipeline

PT 

 0.175353%

 0.309289%  1.290000%  1.774642%

Farm

FT

 0.047702%

 0.084137%  0.040250%  0.172089%

Managed Forest

TT

 0.047702%  0.084137%  0.040250%  0.172089%

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: All properties in multi-residential, commercial and industrial property classes or subclasses are subject to mandatory capping or clawback adjustments as applicable under Part IX of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001.

For tax rates for assessment types not listed here, please contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8949.

2018 Summary Schedule of Tax Rates 

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Residential

RT 0.197005% 0.350606% 0.170000% 0.717611%

Multi-Residential*

MT  0.197005% 0.350606% 0.170000% 0.717611%
 Assessment Class - Commercial  Type  Municipal  Region  Education  Total

Commercial / Office Building / Parking Lot / Shopping Centre

CT, DT, GT, ST

0.242769%

 0.432052% 0.966480%  1.641301% 

Commercial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

C1

0.049251% 

0.087652%  0.042500% 

0.179403% 

Commercial Excess Land / Office Building Excess Land / Shopping Centre Excess Land / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

CU, DU, SU, ZU

0.169938% 0.302436 

0.676536% 

1.148910% 

Commercial Vacant Land

CX

0.169938% 

0.302436%  0.676536%  1.148910% 

Commercial (New Construction) / Office Building (New Construction) / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

XT, YT, ZT

0.242769% 

0.432052%  0.966480%  1.641301% 

Commercial (New Construction) Excess Land / Office Building (New Construction) Excess Land

XU, YU

0.169938% 

0.302436%  0.676536% 

1.148910% 

Assessment Class - Industrial

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Industrial / Large Industrial

IT, LT

0.294976%

 0.524962%

1.090000% 1.909938% 

Industrial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

I1

0.049251% 

0.087652% 

0.042500%  0.179403% 

Industrial Excess Land

IU

0.191734% 

0.341226% 

0.708500% 1.241460% 

Industrial Vacant Land

IX

0.191734% 

0.341226%  0.708500%  1.241460% 

Industrial (New Construction)

JT

0.294976% 

0.524962% 

1.090000% 

1.909938% 

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Pipeline

PT 

0.181048% 

0.322207%  1.340000%  1.843255% 

Farm

FT

0.049251% 

0.087652%  0.042500%  0.179403% 

Managed Forest

TT

0.049251% 

0.087652% 

0.042500%  0.179403% 

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: All properties in multi-residential, commercial and industrial property classes or subclasses are subject to mandatory capping or clawback adjustments as applicable under Part IX of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001.

For tax rates for assessment types not listed here, please contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8949.

2017 Summary Schedule of Tax Rates 

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Residential

RT 0.211500% 0.371903% 0.179000% 0.762403%

Multi-Residential*

MT   0.211500% 0.371903%  0.179000%  0.762403%
 Assessment Class  Type  Municipal  Region  Education  Total

Commercial*

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial / Office Building / Parking Lot / Shopping Centre

CT, DT, GT, ST

0.249848%

0.439334%

0.987908%

1.677090%

Commercial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

C1

0.052875%

0.092976%

0.044750%

0.190601%

Commercial Excess Land / Office Building Excess Land / Shopping Centre Excess Land / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

CU, DU, SU, ZU

0.174893%

0.307534%

0.691536%

1.173963%

Commercial Vacant Land

CX

0.174893%

0.307534%

0.691536%

1.173963%

Commercial (New Construction) / Office Building (New Construction) / Shopping Centre (New Construction)

XT, YT, ZT

0.249848%

0.439334%

0.987908%

1.677090%

Commercial (New Construction) Excess Land / Office Building (New Construction) Excess Land

XU, YU

0.174893%

0.307534%

0.691536%

1.173963%

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Industrial*

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial / Large Industrial

IT, LT

0.299672%

0.526945%

1.140000%

1.966617%

Industrial Farmland Awaiting Dev. Ph. I

I1

0.052875%

0.092976%

0.044750%

0.190601%

Industrial Excess Land

IU

0.194787%

0.342514%

0.741000%

1.278301%

Industrial Vacant Land

IX

0.194787%

0.342514%

0.741000%

1.278301%

Industrial (New Construction)

JT

0.299672%

0.526945%

1.140000%

1.966617%

Assessment Class

Type

Municipal

Region

Education

Total

Pipeline

PT

0.194369%

0.341779%

1.390000%

1.926148%

Farm

FT

0.052875%

0.092976%

0.044750%

0.190601%

Managed Forest

TT

0.052875%

0.092976%

0.044750%

0.190601%

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: All properties in multi-residential, commercial and industrial property classes or subclasses are subject to mandatory capping or clawback adjustments as applicable under Part IX of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001.

For tax rates for assessment types not listed here, please contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8949.

When are the tax rates available each year?

The budgets for Richmond Hill, York Region and the Provincial Government (dictating the education levy) are usually approved by April 30 each year. Tax rates are finalized after this date.

Keep in mind that reassessment is just one part of the tax calculation for the upcoming four taxation years. Tax rates are also based on budget changes for Richmond Hill, York Region and the Provincial Government.

How are my property taxes calculated?

Your taxes are calculated by multiplying your property assessment (shown on your tax bill) by the tax rate that applies to your property tax class.

The tax rate of your property class is calculated by multiplying the tax ratio for that property class by the base tax rates determined by Richmond Hill each year.

A similar process is used to set York Region's tax rates. Education taxes are calculated by the Province of Ontario's school boards.

Use our residential property tax calculator to estimate your current property tax rate.

What are tax ratios?

Tax ratios define the relative tax burden across the property classes, and affect the rates for each class. Tax ratios must be set within flexibility ranges determined by Provincial regulations for each region. The York Regional Council sets tax ratios and are applied region-wide.

Property Class

Tax Ratio for 2020

Tax Ratio for 2021

Residential

1.0000

1.0000

Multi-residential

1.0000

1.0000

Commercial

1.3321

1.3321

Industrial

1.6432

1.6432

Pipelines

0.9190

0.9190

Farm

0.2500

0.2500

Managed forest

0.2500

0.2500

As a result, for equal assessment value, the total commercial property class, including its subclasses will pay 1.3321 times more tax than equal assessed value in the residential property class. These ratios are then used to calculate the actual tax rates for each property class, based on the budgeted tax levy requirements.

Can I appeal my taxes?

You can appeal your property assessment and in very few cases, you can appeal your taxes.

Tax appeals may be filed for reasons set out in Section 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, for the following reasons: property assessment class changes, and demolition and razed by fire. To initiate a tax appeal, complete the Tax Adjustment Application. The last day to file a tax appeal for any taxation year is February 28 of the subsequent year. Mail or email your request to:

Richmond Hill
Revenue Services
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

revenue@richmondhill.ca

Services Received for Property Taxes

Richmond Hill property owners receive services provided by Richmond Hill, the Regional Municipality of York or local school boards. 

Richmond Hill
Some of the services provided by the City include garbage pick-up, snow removal, water supply, water treatment, solid waste facilities, arterial roads, planning and growth management, parks and recreation, fire protection and public libraries. 
York Region
Some of the Regional services include community health programs, social and children's services, policing and emergency response services.
School Boards
The School Boards provide elementary and high school education. 

The property tax bill Richmond Hill issues helps to cover some of these costs. Richmond Hill administers the collection for the Region of York and the local school board and forwards your portion of the payment to them on your behalf.

How are residential property taxes divided?

Richmond Hill accounts for only about a quarter of your tax bill. The residential tax bill is divided as follows:

  • Richmond Hill - 27 per cent of property taxes
  • Region of York - 50 per cent of property taxes
  • School Boards - 23 per cent of property taxes

Learn about Richmond Hill's budget.

What is a property assessment?

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) determines all property assessments. Contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 for more information about your assessment.

Why do property taxes increase?

Richmond Hill is responsible for billing and collecting taxes for the municipality, York Region and the school boards. A property tax increase is the result of budget increase from Richmond Hill, York Region and the school board and the impact of reassessment.