All property taxes within the Rural Municipality of Mountain are based on Current Assessment, School Division Levies and Municipal Mill Rate.
In Manitoba, all real property is assessed at a fair market value according to the Manitoba Municipal Assessment Act. Market value is the most probable selling price of the property had it been sold by a willing seller to a willing buyer. Any questions or concerns regarding the assessment on your property tax bill should be directed to the Swan River Assessment Branch. Please note: when making inquiries please include your property roll number which is located at the top right hand corner of your Tax Statement.
Swan River Assessment Branch
Phone: (204) 734-4566 or Toll Free: 1-866-264-1173
Fax: (204) 734-5039
School Division Levies
All Manitoba Municipalities must levy for any school divisions within their municipal boundaries. The School Division levies are set by the School Division boards, therefore any concerns about the School Division levy should be directed to the respective school division.
Swan Valley School Division
Inquiries: (204) 734-4531
Mountain View School Division
Inquiries: (204) 638-3001
Frontier School Division
Inquiries: (204) 775-9741
Each year Council sets a budget and from that budget, calculates mill rates to be charged to the respective parcels of land.
Each rate payer has the opportunity annually to come to the Financial Plan hearing (most often held in April) to understand what the expected expenditures, capital purchases, and delivery of service expectations for that particular year are. Each individual also has the opportunity to register an objection for consideration on any part of the prepared Financial Plan.
Tax Billing Information
All property taxes are due September 30th of each year. Any outstanding taxes are subject to penalty charges at a rate of 1.25% per month. To ensure the correct amount, please contact the office prior to submitting payment.
If you have purchased land within the RM of Mountain and have not received a tax statement by July please contact the office, as it is your responsibility as the land owner to ensure that property taxes are paid. It is possible that the tax statement may be sent to the previous land owners.
The Rural Municipality of Mountain provide our property tax owners with discounts for prepayment of taxes as follows:
June and July Discount – 2%
August Discount – 1%
Taxes due – September 30th
The Rural Municipality accepts the following methods of payment:
Cheque, Cash, Bank Draft or Money Order
Online payments are accepted through any TD Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal or Credit Union Financial Institution. Due to processing times payments are not received by our office for up to three business days. Please ensure that time is allowed for transactions to be applied without penalty.
Your roll number (account number) is required when making payments (your roll number must have at least 9 digits which may require adding a zero before your roll number). Also please note that the decimal point is rarely accepted in the account number area and therefore should be removed. If you require further assistance please contact the office.
Change of Information
Any address changes should be communicated to the Municipal Office as soon as possible to ensure that any tax notices are forwarded to the proper address. Address changes can be forwarded to email@example.com. Please note that failure to receive a bill does not excuse a property owner from the responsibility for payment of taxes nor relieve that owner from liability for any late payment penalty.
Changes in ownership concerns must be directed to The Property Registry.
The Property Registry
308 Main St. S
Dauphin, MB R7N 1K7
Fax: (204) 622-2454
All Manitoba residents are eligible for the Education Property Tax Credit Advance. For more information regarding the program and eligibility click here.
Any property currently assessed as Farmland is eligible for the rebate. This rebate is based on a percentage of School Taxes paid on Farmland. For more information regarding the program and eligibility click here. Please note: There is now a deadline for submissions of the Farmland School Tax Rebate of March 31st of the following year.