Taxes

Tax bills are issued to all property owners in Lambton Shores. These bills fund services provided by Lambton Shores, the County of Lambton and the Boards of Education.

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eBilling

eBilling is now available for tax and utility bills! Complete the eBilling Sign-up Form to register.

Payment options

There are a number of ways to pay your property taxes.

Property tax due dates

Lambton Shores issues property tax bills twice a year, with two installments on each bill.

We mail the interim tax bill in February and the installment amounts are based on 50% of the previous years' taxes. The installment due dates are:

  • Last business day in February
  • Last business day in May

We mail the final tax bill in August with the following installment due dates:

  • Last business day in August
  • Last business day in November

Penalty and interest charges

Penalty and interest charges of 1.25% will be added to installments not paid by the due date. Interest charges are applied on the first day of each month until the balance is paid. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the taxpayer from late payment charges.

Tax certificates

Tax certificates are issued upon request to anyone requiring certified information on the status of a property tax account. Please complete our online request form. The cost is $55 per certificate and cheques can be made payable to the Municipality of Lambton Shores. If you require a tax certificate within 2 business days the cost is $60 per certificate.

Once you complete the online request form, please make cheque payable to Lambton Shores and forward payment as soon as possible to 4 Ontario Street North, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0.

Tax forms

Reduction or refund of taxes 

There are circumstances where a property owner can apply for a cancellation, reduction or refund of property taxes. You must file your Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Taxes Application before February 28th of the year following the property tax year that you are applying for.

Request for reconsideration

For information on requests for reconsideration and how to apply, visit the Property Assessment page.

Vacancy Rebate Program

On November 6th, 2019, Lambton County Council has eliminated the vacancy rebate for commercial and industrial property classes effective for the 2020 taxation year.

Tax rates

The Municipality of Lambton Shores establishes tax rates through By-law from the budget requirements of the Municipality. The Province sets the education tax rate and the County of Lambton sets the County rate.

Calculating property taxes

To calculate property taxes for a property, multiply the property assessment value by the tax rate for the tax class of the property.

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