Property Tax School Support

The property class code assigned to your property by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) contains the direction of your property tax school support. You'll find information about which school board your property taxes support on your Property Assessment Notice and on your property tax notice. 

By default, your property taxes support the English public school board. However, you may be able to change the school board that your taxes support. 

Purpose of changing your school support

As a property owner in Ontario, you are required to support a school system, even if you do not have children. If you wish to re-direct your school support from the default English-Public to a different board, your choices for boards include:

English public
French public
English separate (Catholic)
French separate (Catholic)

In addition to supporting the board that best reflects your educational preferences, you will be able to vote in the next municipal election for trustees for the school board that you support.

The process to change your school board support

To change the school board designation that MPAC has on file for you, please follow these steps:

  1. You must complete and attach an Application for Direction of School Support form, which you can obtain from your school board's office.
  2. If you are Roman Catholic but your joint owner or leaseholder is not, and you want to change your designation to a Catholic board, you must complete and submit a Separate School Lease Agreement. You can get the Separate School Lease Agreement from your separate school board.
  3. Using mail or email, please send MPAC your:
    • Application for Direction of School Support
    • Separate School Lease Agreement (if applicable)
  4. MPAC will process the change to your school support designation upon receipt.


For more information including a detailed list of criteria, please visit MPAC's website:  Changing your School Support

Local school boards

English public - Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board - as the default there is no application required, contact MPAC directly. 
French public - Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
English separate (Catholic) - Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
French separate (Catholic) - Conseil Scolaire Catholique Monavenir

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