Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, S.O. 2017 c. 10

July 30, 2017


Below is a summary to update members of the changes to the Municipal Act, 2001.  As a result of the introduction of Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 10 a number of areas related to the billing and collection property taxes have or will be changed.  It is important to note that not all sections are proclaimed and therefore will not be effective until proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor.  As the Association becomes aware of sections being proclaimed, the attached table will be updated.

Summary from the Provincial Website

Bill 68

  • Section 343 of the Act governs the content and delivery of tax bills. A new subsection 343 (6.1) permits tax bills to be sent electronically, if the taxpayer chooses to receive the bill in that manner.
  • New section 357.1 of the Act authorizes a treasurer of a local municipality, in certain circumstances, to cancel, reduce or refund all or part of a payment in lieu of taxes.
  • Amendments are made to sections 371 to 388.2 of the Act, and new sections are added, to reduce the time that property taxes have to be in arrears before a municipality can start a tax sale and to make other changes to the process. Expedited timelines are provided for the sale of corporate property that has escheated or forfeited to the Crown. Various amendments relate to the coming into force of the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015.

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