Property Tax Sales

The Township is authorized under the Municipal Act to sell properties to recover the outstanding taxes.  A Tax Arrears Certificate is registered on title if property taxes are unpaid on vacant or improved land for two years prior to January 1st of any year.

A Tax Arrears Certificate indicates that the property will be sold if taxes, penalties, interest and reasonable costs incurred by the Township are not paid within on year of registration of the certificate.  Upon expiration of the one-year redemption period and the cancellation price remains unpaid, the municipality may advertise the property for sale for non-payment of taxes.  The Township of North Stormont sells its Tax Sales properties via the public tender process.

Current Tax Sale Properties

The Township has no properties listed for tax sales.

How to find information about a future Tax Sale?

All tax sales conducted by the Township of North Stormont are advertised once in the Ontario Gazette,, four times in a local newspaper and on the Township’s website.  Eligible bids must be at least equal to the advertised minimum, which will include all outstanding taxes, penalties and interest and HST if applicable.  Using forms provided on this website, the bid, plus a certified cheque, bank draft or money order for 20% of the tendered amount must be submitted in a sealed envelope before the specified due date.

The Township does not maintain a mailing list of upcoming properties eligible for sale or if possible interested purchasers as Tax Sales may not be held regularly.  Interested parties are encouraged to check the Township’s website.

Need more information?

Send us your request in writing to the following address, leaving us your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.  We would be pleased to respond to your query.

Director of Finance/Treasurer
Township of North Stormont
PO Box 99
Berwick, ON
K0C 1G0

Tel: 613-984-2821 ext. 228

E-mail: finance@northstormont.cacreate new email