Tax Sales

Municipal Services

Properties that are over two years in property tax arrears become eligible for the initiation of tax sale proceedings.  The municipality registers a Tax Arrears Certificate, which indicates that the property will be sold if the "Cancellation Price" is not paid within one year of registration.  Once a certificate has been registered, partial payments cannot be accepted.

If the "Cancellation Price" is not paid within one year of registration, the municipality advertises the property for sale for non-payment of taxes.  Advertisements are generally published in the local newspaper for four consecutive weeks and the Ontario Gazette for one week. 

Tender packages for advertised properties are available for sale at the Municipality of Leamington office at 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario, 1st Floor.

Sale of Land by Public Tender September 26th, 2018 is CANCELLED

 

Legislation regarding the tax sale process is found in the Municipal Act, 2001 including Ontario Regulation 181/03.

Tax Sales are not typical real estate transactions.  If you are considering participating in a tax sale, it is highly recommended that you seek independent legal advice from a lawyer licensed to practice in Ontario and in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

 

Contact(s)

© 2018 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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