Budget & Finance
The Budget and Finance department is responsible for managing the collection of property taxes and other revenues, coordinating both current and capital budget estimates, preparing financial statements, maintaining accounting records, processing payments to suppliers, providing payroll services, and conducting audits.
We monitor the Township's short and long-term corporate financial planning, develop, manage and monitor reserve funds, banking and insurance strategies, securities and asset management and associated by-law preparation.
Audited Financial Statements
A copy of the audited financial statements, the notes to the financial statement, the auditor's report and tax rate information will be made available at no cost to any taxpayer or resident of the municipality upon request.
Financial Information Returns (FIR)
The Financial Information Return, or FIR, is the main data collection tool used by the ministry to collect municipal financial & statistical Information.
It is a standard form used by all municipalities, and is updated each year to comply with current legislation.
If you have questions regarding these returns you may contact the Treasurer at 519-335-3208 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Municipal Performance Measures
Asset Management Plan
If an individual or lawyer wishes to obtain a Tax Certificate or Zoning Certificate in order to determine if there are any outstanding property taxes, zoning or building compliance at the time of closing a real estate transaction, they must submit a request in writing and pay the applicable fee.
Please Note: Tile Drain Loan information, if any, will be provided with the Tax Certificate
The Township of Howick has passed By-law 13-2015, Schedule “A” which revises the costs for tax and zoning certificates as follows:
- Tax Certificate: $55.00 per property. [Payment Received]
- Building/Zoning Certificate: $80.00 per property. [Payment Received]
- Tax Certificate: $75.00 per property. [Rush-same day or next day-faxed or emailed with a copy of the cheque to 519-335-6208
- Drainage certificate $50.00 per property (payment received)
You may mail your request to:
Township of Howick
44816 Harriston Road
Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0
Please provide an e-mail address if you wish the tax certificate to be sent via e-mail as opposed to it being mailed out. For more information, call the office at: 519-335-3208 or e-mail.