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Finance and Taxes

Questions? Call Jennifer Muoka at 613-257-6218 or email her at jmuoka@carletonplace.ca

Useful Forms and Documents

2023 Budget

A public meeting on the proposed 2023 budget was held on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 during the Committee of the Whole meeting. Council proposed a 2.29% levy increase which represents an increase of $46.99, or $3.92 per month, based on a home assessed at $289,000 which is the median home value in Carleton Place for 2022. The public had the opportunity to provide input on the proposed levy increase until Tuesday, February 14th, 2023.

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, Council approved the 2023 budget which includes a levy of $13,831,043 from taxation for 2023, a 9.62% increase over the 2022 tax levy of $12,616,877. Of the $1,214,166 increase, $925,240 will be covered by growth leaving a real tax increase of 2.29% on the Town portion the tax bill. This does not take into account increases by the County of Lanark or the Province related to the education component of the tax bill.

Due Dates


First business day of the following months:


How to Pay your Taxes:

  • Directly at your bank
  • ​Use online or telephone banking (ask how at your bank or credit union)
  • Drop your payment off in the mail slot at the police station (15 Coleman Street)
  • Pay in person at the Town Hall (175 Bridge Street)
  • Online using Virtual Town Hall

Tax Certificates

Tax Certificates are $50 and made payable to the Town of Carleton Place.

Budget Documents and Notices

Financial Statements

Discontinuation of Vacant Unit Tax Rebate Program

In 2017, the Province announced that municipal rebates for vacant commercial and industrial properties and excess commercial and industrial land are no longer mandatory. In 2019, Lanark County Treasurers asked Lanark County to begin the process to apply to the Province to eliminate these rebates throughout Lanark County. County Council supported this action on September 4, 2019.

On November 10, 2020, Lanark County received notification from the Ministry of Finance that instead of preparing the regulations to implement the County’s requested changes to eliminate the exemptions, the Provincial Government would be enacting changes to the Municipal Act that would enable municipalities to modify the vacancy rebate and reduction programs at the local level through municipal by-law. These changes to The Act received Royal Assent on December 8, 2020.

Property owners submitting applications in 2020 (for rebates of 2019 taxes) we informed verbally that the program would be unavailable in 2021 (for rebates of 2020 taxes).

On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 By-law No. 43-2021 to discontinue the Vacant Unit Tax Rebate Program for owners of vacant commercial / industrial property or portions thereof was passed.

Significant Policies and Documents

Asset Management Plan

In 2012, Ontario’s Ministry of Infrastructure released a guide titled Building Together, Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. This guide forms part of a comprehensive strategy called the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) which aims to develop a strong and cooperative relationship between municipalities and the Province of Ontario to address the significant challenges that currently face our deteriorating infrastructure.  The Town of Carleton Place’s AMP provides a detailed examination of all of the major assets owned by the Town including:
- Sewer and Water Systems
- Transportation
- Stormwater Systems
- Streetlights and Traffic Signals
- Fleet
- Facilities and Property
This Asset Management Plan not only addresses sustaining the existing infrastructure over a period of 100 years, it also outlines future plans for each asset and specifically explains expansion plans for assets to meet demands when required.

Service Delivery Review of Carleton Place Child Care Services

Several recommendations are offered and related directly to the scope of the Service Delivery Review and the long-term financial sustainability of the program.

One Human Service Network (OneHSN) was engaged by the Town of Carleton Place through an RFP issued in October 2021 to conduct a service delivery review of Carleton Place Child care Services. The service delivery review provides an opportunity for Council, staff, and other key stakeholders to understand the services provided by Carleton Place Child Care in the surrounding area and as part of the service system, currently and in the future. The recommendations put forward in this report offer options, strategies and considerations aimed toward financial stability and sustainability, over the long-term. As a municipally operated program, the analysis and report findings considered the governance model as a public entity, the impact of the last 21 months of operation over the duration of the pandemic and the potential that may exist should the Province of Ontario sign an agreement with the Federal government for $10 per day child care that would infuse new funding and increase demand for child care.  

OneHSN has provided several recommendations categorized in five key areas:

  • Financial
  • Governance and Organizational 
  • Efficiency through better use of resources
  • Digitization to streamline administration and improve customer service
  • Service delivery improvements

Full Report

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation - Property Taxation & Assessment 101 Video

The property taxation and assessment system involves critical roles from both MPAC and municipalities when it comes to determining property tax amounts. To help provide clarity for property owners on how these taxes are calculated, including the link between property assessment, municipal service costs and required property taxes, watch MPAC’s helpful and informative new video.

MPAC - Frequently Asked Questions

School Support Designation