Tax sales of property by tenders, Municipal Tax Sales Act, 2001
There are currently no properties available for sale for unpaid taxes.
Sale of Property for Unpaid Tax.
The Municipal Tax Sales Act provides that if property taxes on undeveloped or developed land remain unpaid for three years prior to January 1 of a given year, for a specified period of time, the Municipality may register a tax arrears certificate. These time limits apply to both residential and non-residential properties.
The tax arrears certificate states that the property will be sold if the taxes, penalties, interest and reasonable costs incurred by the Municipality are not paid within one year from the date the certificate is registered. Once a certificate has been registered, partial payments cannot be made, although a payment schedule, approved by Council, may be agreed upon with the owner prior to the expiry of the one-year period.
The Municipality may advertise the sale of the property for non-payment of taxes if the cancellation fee is not paid within one year of the registration of the certificate. Such advertisements shall ordinarily appear for four successive weeks in the local newspaper. Prospective purchasers must use the forms provided by the Township of East Hawkesbury and submit their sealed bid within the prescribed time period, accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid price. Only those bids that are at least equal to the advertised sale price will be considered. The successful bidder must pay the amount of the bid plus accrued taxes, penalties and interest, HST if applicable, and any required land transfer tax.
The highest eligible bidder has 14 days from the date of notification to complete the transaction. All tax sale properties are sold without warranty and in the condition in which they are located. More information is provided at the time of the announcement of the tax sale properties.