Authority to Collect Information
The information requested by MPAC is collected under authority of section 11 of the Assessment Act and used for property assessment purposes. Section 13 of the Assessment Act provides penalties for non-compliance and for providing false information. Please note, if the information requested is not provided and you choose to appeal your assessed value to the Assessment Review Board, the Act provides that the burden of proof will shift from MPAC to you.
MPAC is committed to protecting your information. We are prohibited from the unauthorized disclosure of your information under section 53 of the Assessment Act and section 10 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. MPAC will only collect and use information that is necessary to deliver legally authorized programs and services. On occasion, MPAC may use your information to obtain feedback, conduct surveys and enhance program delivery.
For more information please visit the relevant sections of the Assessment Act:
- Right of Access
- Offence for not furnishing information
- Burden of proof (subsections 17 and 18)