A tax sale happens when the Township of Springwater sells a property for unpaid taxes, in accordance with the Ontario Municipal Act. We advertise tax sales in the Ontario Gazette, a local newspaper, and Tri-Target.
Properties available for tax sale
- 2500 Hwy 26 - Please note that all properties are privately owned and trespassing is prohibited.
This sale is now closed.
The highest tenderer is $606,100.00
The second highest tenderer is $488,888.98
All unsuccessful tenders are now available for pickup at the Administration Centre until Friday April 28, 2023 at 5:30p.m.
Tender packages that are not picked up by this time, will be sent by ordinary mail on Monday May 01, 2023, unless arranged otherwise.
Purchasing a tax sale property
To bid on a tax sale property, complete the following steps:
- Purchase a tax sale tender package from the Township Administration Centre or obtain a free electronic copy from Tri-Target
- Determine your bid amount, which must be equal to or greater than the advertised minimum tender amount
- The advertised minimum tender amount includes outstanding taxes and associated costs up to the date of advertisement
- Insert your completed Form 7 'Tender to Purchase' and bid deposit (a certified cheque, money order or bank draft of at least 20% of your bid amount) in a sealed envelope labelled with the required information
- Submit your tender in person, by courier or mail to, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing, Ontario, L9X 1A8 before the tax sale closing date and time
All tax sale properties are sold as is, without warranty.
Tax sale process
The tax sale process begins when a property has outstanding taxes of two or more years, and the owner does not contact the Township of Springwater to make payment arrangements by the deadline included in the Tax Sale Pending letter.
Property owners receive Farm Debt Notices and Bankruptcy Notices within 30 days to contact the Township for payment options. If the owner does not contact the Township by the end of those 30 days, a Tax Arrears Certificate is registered at the land registry office.
Once a Tax Arrears Certificate is registered, the Township mails First Notices of the Tax Arrears Certificate to:
- Property owner(s)
- Mortgage holder (s)
- Anyone with a registered court judgement against the tax payer
The First Notice provides the Tax Arrears Certificate registration date and deadline to pay the cancellation price. Once a Tax Arrears Certificate is registered, partial payments can not be accepted. The deadline is a one-year period from the date of registration. If the cancellation price is unpaid before the expiry of the redemption period, the Township can sell the property through public auction or by public tender.
For more information on tax sales, please visit Tri-Target or contact our Deputy Treasurer.