Property Assessment Changes

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for accurately assessing and classifying all properties in Ontario in accordance with the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Ontario Government. If you feel that your property assessment is not a reasonable reflection of your property’s value and/or classification as of January 1, 2012, you can ask MPAC to review them by completing certain forms and returning them to the Township, who will forward to MPAC. This review is free of charge.

Visit MPAC's AboutMyProperty to learn more about how your property was assessed, see the information MPAC has on file, as well as compare it to others in your neighbourhood.

Section 357, 358 and 259 Application to the Council or Assessment Review Board

View Section 357, Section 358 & Section 359 E-Laws

A Section 357 Tax Appeal is filed due to a change of event that occurred during the current taxation year.

A Section 357 Form can be used for:

  1. “Change Event” – the land or building has a change of purpose (commercial to industrial) or Land has become exempt or vacant.
  2. Building has been demolished or “razed” by fire or natural disaster
  3. Building damage – if it unusable
  4. Owner was charged due to gross negligence

The deadline for submitting an application is February 28 of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.

A Section 358 Form can be used if:

The owner wishes to go back 2 years due to gross negligence.

Property Re-Assessment Process

  1. A property owner files an application under section 357 or section 358 with their municipality or the municipal treasurer files an application under section 359
  2. The municipality forwards the application to MPAC for its review of the factual information. If required, MPAC will conduct an inspection of the property
  3. The results of the review are recorded and MPAC's response and the municipal tax application are then returned to the municipality for council's decision regarding any tax adjustments. MPAC will also be available to provide information as witnesses to hearings or appeals of tax adjustment applications before the municipal council or the Assessment Review Board
Municipal Contacts
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Mary Ellen Greb
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 225
Email: cao@swox.org
 
Clerk
Julie Forth
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 223
Email: clerk@swox.org
 
Treasurer
Diane Larder
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 224
Email: dlarder@swox.org
 
Revenue Officer
Stacy Weicker
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 222
Email: revenueofficer@swox.org
 
Chief Building Official (CBO)
Aaron Stewardson
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 229 
Email: cbo@swox.org
Building Inspector
Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
Email: jbrunt@swox.org
 
Administrative Assistant - Building
Deb Dawson
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 228
Email: building@swox.org
 
Development Planner
Community and Strategic Planning Office,
County of Oxford

Adam Ager
Phone: 519-539-9800 Ext. 3210
Email: aager@oxfordcounty.ca
By-Law Enforcement Officer
Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
Email: jbrunt@swox.org
 
Drainage
Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
Email: jbrunt@swox.org
 
Treasurer
Diane Larder
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 224
Email: dlarder@swox.org
 
Revenue Officer
Stacy Weicker
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 222
Email: revenueofficer@swox.org
 
Payroll Administrator
Brooke Crane
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 226
Email: payroll@swox.org
 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 221
Email: generaladmin@swox.org
 
Fire Chief & CEMC
Jeff VanRybroeck
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 257
Email: firechief@swox.org
 
Works Superintendent
Bill Freeman
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 260
Email: bfreeman@swox.org
 
Foreman
Larry Hughes
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 258
Email: lhughes@swox.org
 
Lead Hand
Adam Prouse
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 258
Email: aprouse@swox.org
 
Chief Administrative Officer
Mary Ellen Greb
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 225
Email: cao@swox.org
 
Clerk
Julie Forth
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 223
Email: clerk@swox.org
 
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