Government

Tax Rates

Property Taxes

Each year Town Council goes through the process of finalizing the budget for the next year. Once completed the Financial Report is presented to the public at a Public Hearing. This is when the mill rates for the next year are announced. The mill rates combined with the assessment value of your property are used in determining the amount of tax you will owe.  The Town of Morris Budget presentations are available under the link on the left.

Property Taxes are calculated by multiplying the Mill Rate and your Portioned Assessment.

Portioned Assessment/1000 x Mill Rate = Tax Amount

Under the authority of the Public Schools Act of Manitoba Section 187 and 188, all municipalities are required to collect and remit school taxes on behalf of the school division in their area.

2021 Mill Rates for the Town of Morris

  Residential   Commercial  
SCHOOL OPERATING
Foundation 0.00   8.809  
Red River Valley SD 12.34   12.34  
TOTAL SCHOOL   12.34   21.149
           
MUNICIPAL
Special Services 4.16   4.16  
General Municipal 21.49   21.49  
TOTAL MUNICIPAL   25.65   25.65
           
GRAND TOTAL   37.990   46.799

 Taxes are due and payable by September 30th of each year and if not paid by this date are subject to a penalty of 1% per month, added on the 1st day of each month, beginning October 1, 2021.

Failure to receive a bill does NOT excuse an owner from responsibility for payment of taxes nor relieve that owner from liability for any late payment penalties.

PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE BY SEPTEMBER 30 – 5:00 PM.

Supplementary tax statements will be issued to properties that have changes in assessment due to new construction or renovations which were not reflected on the annual tax statements and will be mailed out by the end of August.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • In person by cheque. Payable to “Town of Morris”.  Cash is accepted but the Town encourages the use of touchless transactions at this time.
    • Post-dated cheques are acceptable.
  • Mail
    • Po Box 28 Morris, Mb R0G 1K0
  • Interac E-Transfer

    • Email: info@townofmorris.ca – include your Roll # and civic address in the memo line to ensure payment is applied to the correct account.
      • *E-Transfer is available for both tax and water accounts.*
  • Online Banking.
    • Please keep in mind a delay may occur from when you make your electronic payment to when we receive it. Transactions must be made at least two (2) business days before the due date ensure payments are processed by Sept 30
  • Pre-authorized withdrawal
    • applications are available at the Civic Centre Office or you can download the Tax Automated Debit Form (pdf).  The automatic withdrawal system is available for payment of both the Water and Tax bills.
  • Credit Card payments are NOT accepted.

 

If you have any questions on the education taxes portion of your property tax statement, please call the Red River Valley School Division office at (204) 746-2317.

  • Property Assessment