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Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for the municipal budget process and financial reporting for the municipality. Operating and Capital budgets are set annually by Council. 

The Finance Department is also responsible for day-to-day accounting operations for the municipality including oversight of Revenue Services, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Purchasing, Risk Management and Provincial Offenses Administration.

Municipal Budgets

Budget Documents

One of the most important tasks for Council is setting the municipality’s annual operating and capital budgets.

Financial Statements

Consolidated financial statements reflect the municipality’s assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. As required by the Municipal Act, financial statements are prepared annually for the County of Prince Edward in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for local governments. The previous audited financial statements can be found below.

Should you require additional years information, or you have further questions contact Amanda Carter – Director of Finance  or by phone at 613.476.2148 extension 1502

Development Charges and Background Studies

Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued. The fees help pay for the cost of infrastructure required to provide municipal services to the new development, such as roads, transit, water and sewer infrastructure, community centres and fire and police facilities.

By-law for the Imposition of Development Charges 
2021 Development Charges

Development Charges and Background Studies

The County undertook a development charges by-law review. The Council of the County of Prince Edward passed a new by-law on March 1, 2018. 

Area-Specific Development Charges

Developers have expressed a strong interest in expanding residential housing in the Wellington Urban Centre. To facilitate residential development in Wellington, the municipality must expand water and wastewater services, which is estimated to cost $96.5 million between 2020 and 2042.

To recover the growth-related costs of these solutions, the municipality is considering introducing an area-specific development charges (DC) background study and by-law.

Previous Development Charges Background Studies

Should you require additional years information, or you have further questions contact Amanda Carter – Director of Finance  or by phone at 613-476-2148 extension 1502

Asset Management

The municipality has developed an asset management plan for core infrastructure services including transportation (roads) and water and wastewater. The Asset Management Plan provides an assessment of the current state of roads and water and wastewater infrastructure, and identifies asset management and financing strategies to ensure infrastructure requirements are being met. 


Purchases of goods and services and the disposal of property are made in accordance with the County’s Purchasing Policy and the Purchasing By-law No. 3204-2013.  More information can be found below regarding the Purchasing Department’s activities, a list of current Requests for ProposalsTendersRequests for Quotations, or Requests for Prequalification, as well as the opportunity to purchase surplus items.

For more information on the Purchasing Department – please click here.

Property Tax

The Finance Department oversees the collection of taxes and other sources of revenue on behalf of the County of Prince Edward. For more information, please visit  Revenue Services.  

Municipal Tax Rate Information

Should you require additional years information, or you have further questions contact Amanda Carter – Director of Finance or by phone at 613.476.2148 extension 1502

Property Tax Billing Dates for 2021

2021 Interim Tax Notice – All property tax classes

Mailed by February 15, 2021
Payment due by March 15, 2021

2021 Final Tax Notice – Properties in the Residential, Farm, Managed Forest Property Tax Classes

Estimated mailing date: May 14, 2021
First Installment due by June 15, 2021
Second Installment due September 15, 2021

2021 Final Tax Notice – Properties in the Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Residential Property Tax

Estimated mailing date: August 13, 2021
First Installment due September 16, 2021
Second Installment due November 15, 2021

Property Tax Classification

Properties, or portions of a property, are classified according to the property’s use.  Each category represents a different tax class.  In Prince Edward County there are 7 tax classes, residential making up 90% of the total tax revenue. The other classes include Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Residential, Pipeline, Managed Forest and Farmland.

Your tax bill has a heading called “Tax Class”.  Under this heading you will see letters such as RTEP or CTN. The first letter represents the Tax Class, the second represents the Type of Property (Qualifier), the third and fourth letters represent the School Support and Tax Direction Designation.

Realty Tax Class

C – Commercial
F – Farmland
I – Industrial
J – Industrial (New construction)
L – Large Industrial
M – Multi-Residential
P – Pipelines
R – Residential
T – Managed Forest
X – Commercial (New construction)

Realty Tax Qualifier

T – Taxable Full
U – Excess Land
X – Vacant Land

School Support and Tax Direction Designation

EP – English Public School Board
ES – English Separate School Board
FP – French Public School Board
FS – French Separate School Board
N –   No Support – Split between the 4 School Boards based on enrollment percentage

Sale of Land by Public Tender

The Public Tender for Property Land Sale is cancelled for 2020.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Any questions about your Assessment Notice, the assessed value, or how to appeal your assessment should be directed to MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at  1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or you can visit their website.

Use MPAC’s new AboutMyProperty tool to understand how your property was assessed, how your property compares with others in the community, or to file a Request for Reconsideration if you do not agree with your property’s assessment.

PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS have been postponed until 2021 For more information on this, please refer to the MPAC website HERE

Every four years, MPAC sends out a property assessment notice to all Ontario property owners. Property assessment notices will be mailed from May 2020 to September 2020 and will reflect the updated value of your property as of January 1, 2019. Municipalities will use your assessment to calculate your 2021-2024 property taxes. When you receive your notice, review it, and keep it for your records.

Want to learn more?

Visit and log onto AboutMyProperty, an online tool to:

  • Learn how your property was assessed
  • See the information MPAC has on file for your property
  • Compare your assessed value to other similar properties in your area
  • File a request for reconsideration if you disagree with your property’s assessed value

Municipal Water Billing & Collection

Water and Wastewater Bills

Please see the Water and Wastewater billing page for a variety of payment options. 

Rates for Water and Wastewater Services are set by Council in By-Law 4018-2017 Water and Sanitary Sewage Service

Water Bills are sent out every two months.  To find out when you will receive your water bill, please contact the Water Billing Department or call the office at 613.476.2148 ext. 1540.

Change of Address

If your primary residence is different from the property that has the water account, please ensure that Water department has your correct postal mailing address.  If you need to change your billing address Please submit the Change of Address Form  as soon as possible in order to ensure your next water bill is mailed to you correctly and on time. 

Provincial Offences

The County of Prince Edward Provincial Offences Office oversees the payments of fines for provincial offences, violations of municipal by-laws and minor federal offences. In addition to collecting fines, the Provincial Offences Office processes charges, schedules court trials and prosecutes most municipal by-laws.

Please click here for more information with regards to Provincial Offences.

Finance Administration

Amanda Carter
Director of Finance

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1502
Fax: 613.471-2050

Ann Wood
Deputy Treasurer, Accounting & Budget Supervisor

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1504
Fax: 613.476.5766

Rebecca Carter
Financial Services Supervisor

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1503
Fax: 613.476.5766

Lindsay Cutler
Budget & Financial Analyst

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1501
Fax: 613.476.5766

Jane Vader
Accounting Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1508
Fax: 613.476.7622

Courtney Creasy
Accounting Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1507
Fax: 613.476.7622

Patti White                            
Purchasing Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1506
Fax: 613.476.7622

Erin Forestell          
Accounts Payable Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1509
Fax: 613.476.7622

Brittany Holiad             
Accounts Payable Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1505
Fax: 613.476.9121

Jennifer Johnston        
Administrative Assistant to The Director of Finance and The Director of Community Services, Programs and Initiatives

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1525

Ellen Hamel
Supervisor of Revenue Services/Tax Collector

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1523
Fax: 613.476.8356

Karie Baldwin
Revenue Services Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1526
Fax: 613.476.8356

Angela Lumley
Provincial Offences Administration Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1524
Fax: 613.476.8356

Bonnie McStravick
Revenue Services Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1527
Fax: 613.476.8356

Jennifer Harvey
Revenue Services Clerk

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 1522
Fax: 613.476.8356

Mercedes Walsh
Revenue Services Representative

Phone: 613.476.2148 
Fax: 613.476.8356