What is the municipal charge?

The municipal charge for 2022-2023 is $171.86. This is used to cover rates management costs such as:  

  • administrative costs 
  • paper handling 
  • reminder notices 
  • supplementary valuation notices.  

All property owners pay the same fee regardless of their individual property valuations

The flat charge per property is increased by the rate cap each year. While the rate cap is essentially a part of the rates it is shown as a separate fee on the rates notice. This is because the rate cap as not linked to the valuation and rate in $.   

Type of charge Per rateable property 2022-2023 Change
Municipal $171.86  1.75%