The Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton collects property taxes on an annual basis. The property tax statements were mailed out on June 22nd & 23rd, 2023 and are payable on September 29th. Taxes are assessed from January 1st to December 31st of the current year.
All outstanding balances are charged a penalty of 1.25% per month on the 1st of every month until the balance is paid in full. The annual rate of interest the Municipality charges is 15%.
If you do not receive a property tax statement, please contact the Municipal Office at (204) 376-2391. It is the property owner’s responsibility to notify the Municipal office of mailing address changes. This can be done in person, via phone or by email at
If you have purchased or sold property, please check with your solicitor to see who is responsible for tax payment.
Cash or cheques payments can be made during office hours, or contact your banking institution to arrange for online payment. There is also a drop box at the front door of the municipal opffice which is accessible 24/7 for cheque payments. The current year’s taxes must be received by the Municipality on the last business day of September or they will be considered late and will be assessed a penalty at the rate listed above.
Property Tax Information
There are 2 principle factors that determine the amount of property tax.
- Assessment – Market Value of your property based on 2 years prior. The assessment is determined by the Provincial Assessment Office.
- Mill Rate – Determined by the Municipality when the current year’s budget is developed.
If you have questions or concerns with respect to your assessment, please contact the Selkirk Assessment office at 1-866-262-9786. To view the assessment of a property within Manitoba see https://web22.gov.mb.ca/mao/public/search_select.aspx.
School Divisions in Manitoba determine their own mill rate each year to be charged to property owners. The Municipality is responsible for collecting this money and then remitting it to the School Division in accordance with provincial legislation. For questions regarding school taxes, contact your local school division office. For Evergreen School Division, contact (204) 642-6260 and for Lakeshore School Division, contact (204) 739-2101.
Farmland School Tax Rebate *
The Province has provided a program which rebates to the property owner a certain percentage of school tax that is paid on farmland. Rebate forms are mailed out to property owners who have applied in the previous year. If you did not receive a form, you can be download it from the MASC website or you can contact Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation at (204) 726-7068 for a copy to be mailed to you.
You must be able to show proof of payment when submitting your rebate form to MASC. The Municipal Office can sign the rebate form indicating payment has been received OR you can mail a copy of the receipt for tax payment along with your rebate form. If approved by MASC, the rebate is mailed out to the applicant.
Education Property Tax Credit Adviance (EPTCA) previously known as Homeowners Tax Assistance Credit *
This provincial program provides a credit or rebate to home owners on school tax portion of the taxes on their primary residence, and seniors may be eligible for additional savings. This tax credit is allowed for the principle residence of the homeowner only, and is only applicable for properties which have been occupied prior to January 1st of that year. If you did not receive this credit on your tax bill despite meeting the eligibility requirements, it can be claimed on your income tax. See the Finance Department website for details.
*The Province of Manitoba has announced a revised Education Property Tax Rebate program starting in 2021, for details please visit the Provincial Budget 2021 page.