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Property Taxes

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Property taxes are the largest and most important source of revenue for the County of Essex. Property taxes fund the services and programs that we provide, including services like road maintenance and construction, emergency medical services, social services, long-term care and libraries.

Tax bill components

Your annual property tax bill (issued by your local municipality) has 3 parts:

  • County of Essex taxes
  • Education taxes
  • Local municipality taxes

Each part is calculated by multiplying your property assessment (set by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) times the tax rate. The total of all 3 parts is what makes up your final property tax bill.