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Taxes & Utilities


Property taxes are the major source of revenue for the Township. The base for property taxation is the assessment roll, which defines classes and the types of properties subject to taxation. The assessment roll comes from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Information included in the roll is then used to determine tax rates and to levy taxes. Your property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property and the combined municipal, County (Upper Tier) and education rates. Tax rates are determined and taxes levied after Council adopts an annual budget of estimated revenues and expenditures. The final budget document for 2024 can be found here.

Property tax billing occurs twice per year. Interim billing is sent out in March with instalment payments due at the end of March and June. Final billing is sent out in August with instalment payments due at the end of August and October.

Normally Interest, calculated at 1.25% each month, is added on the first day of each month on any tax arrears. Pay on time to avoid any late fees.

There is a $5 fee for a reprint of a tax bill, emails are free. Keep your final tax bill for income tax purposes.

Tax certificates and zoning certificates cost $50.

ATTENTION:  Sign up to receive your Tax Billings by email instead of by mail!  Simply fill out the Email Consent Form and return it to the township office.

How To Pay Your Tax Bill

Tax payments may be made in any of the following ways:

  • cash, cheque or debt (no credit cards) in person at the Township office;
  • drop box, located at the main door for those who cannot make it to the office during regular hours ‐ please do not leave cash
  • mail a cheque or money order;
  • at any Chartered bank, Internet or telephone banking – please allow 3 -5 days for the payment to reach us
  • post-dated cheques
  • pre-authorized payment plan consisting of 12 monthly payments being withdrawn on the last working day of each month.

Preauthorized Payment Plan for Property Tax and Utilities Payments

Application forms for automatic monthly withdrawals directly from your bank account are available for download or in person at the Township Office.

Internet & Telephone Banking Customers

When paying your tax bill by Internet or telephone banking, you must use an eight-digit portion of your 19-digit roll number located at the top left-hand corner of your tax bill.  Please use the following EXAMPLE to guide you:

09 01 000 (_ _ _  _ _ _ _ _) 0000

All eight digits located in the brackets must be used in order to ensure your account will be properly credited.

Unless paying in person, allow 3‐5 business days for your payment to reach us.

Note: There is a $5 fee for a reprint of a tax bill. Keep your final tax bill for income tax purposes.

Water and Sewer

Water and sewer services are provided to most of the township by private wells and septic systems. However, for those living in the Atironto subdivision on the border of Smiths Falls, water and sewer services are provided by the Town of Smiths Falls. Those residents are then billed by Montague Township for the services.  Bills are sent out every two months. The approved water and sewer budget for 2024 can be found here

Utility Fee Schedule (bi-monthly)
Atironto - Water & Sewer Rates Effective January 1, 2024
Base Water$98.96
Consumption - Water (per cubic metres)$2.176
Base Sewer$93.94
Consumption - Sewer (per cubic metres)$2.275
Rideau - Water & Sewer Rates Effective January 1, 2024
Base Water$146.31
Consumption - Water (per cubic metres)$ 1.978
Base Sewer$146.35

Weekly testing is done for residents who are on the Montague Township distribution system. The Township of Montague has contracted the services of Caduceon Environmental Laboratories in Kingston to perform the testing of Heterotrophic Plate Count, Total Coliform and E. coli.

Any Resident who would like their water tested can come out to the Township Office and pick up sample kit. All samples must be returned to the Health Unit located at 25 Johnston St, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 0A4 between Monday and Thursday.


Hydro One provides all hydro facilities to the Township. For all inquiries visit their website at or 1-877-955-1155.

Natural Gas

The Township of Montague has service for natural gas through Enbridge. They can be contacted at 1-877-362-7434 or by visiting their website at

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Township of Montague

6547 Roger Stevens Drive
P.O. Box 755
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W6

Phone: 613‑283‑7478

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.