The City of North Bay conducts tax sales by public tender in accordance with Part XI of the Municipal Actand the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act.
If property taxes remain unpaid for a specific period of time, the City is authorized, under the Municipal Act to sell vacant or improved land in any property class. A Tax Arrears Certificate is registered if property taxes are not paid for three years prior to January 1 of any year.
A Tax Arrears Certificate indicates that the property will be sold if all taxes, penalties, interest and reasonable costs incurred by the City are not paid within one year of registration of the certificate. This amount is referred to as the cancellation price. Once a certificate has been registered, partial payments cannot be accepted, but before the expiry of the one year period, a municipality may authorize an extension agreement.
The City may advertise the property for sale for non-payment of taxes if the cancellation price is not paid within one year of registration of the certificate. The advertisement is published in the North Bay Nugget for four consecutive Saturdays and once in the Ontario Gazette.
For additional information on the Tax Sale process contact Lorraine Rochefort by email or at (705) 474-0400 ext. 2127.