Property tax is a levy based on the assessed value of your property. Property tax has two components: a municipal portion and an education portion.
The rates for the municipal portion of the tax are established by each municipality. As a two-tiered municipality, a component of the tax rate is set by the upper-tier (the District) and a component is set by the lower-tier municipality (Area Municipalities).
District Council passes a by-law each year to establish tax rates to be levied on behalf of the District by the Area Municipalities. This rate is based on approved estimates of the funds that will be required for both general and special purposes. The District's portion of your property taxes provides funding for general purposes, as well as a variety of special purposes including: