Municipal contracts

In 2010, The Government of Quebec has adopted the projects of law 76 and 102 to rule the obligations of the municipalities in terms of contract Management Policy. One of these obligations is, starting April 1st 2011, to publish on the website of the SEAO (Système Électronique d'Appel d'Offres), the list of contracts that the Town has awarded superior to $25,000 and to ensure a weblink on the website of the town.

Click on the link and enter the name Ville de Barkmere in organisation to access the list.


Article 474.1 of The Cities and Towns Act (CTA) has been modified and the Town of Barkmere must publish according to article 477.6 a listing of contracts involving an expenditure exceeding $2,000 entered into in the last full fiscal year preceding that date with the same contracting party if those contracts involve a total expenditure exceeding $25,000.

Please find below a listing of the contracting parties that have received sums from the Town of Barkmere from January 1st 2017 to December 31, 2017.

Gilbert Miller & Fils Ltée : $35,160 for maintenance and repairs

Groupe Laverdure Construction Inc. : $ 71,264 for the construction of the Town Hall and Community Center

QuaiDock $ 68,807 for the purchases of flotting docks

Financial report ending 2020/12/31

Here is the 2020 Summary of the financial report (Available only in French)

Financial report ending 2019/12/31

Here is the 2019 Summary of the financial report (Available only in French)

Financial report ending 2018/12/31

Here is the 2018 Summary of the financial report (Available only in French)

Financial report ending 2017/12/31

Here is the 2017 Summary of the financial report (Available only in French)

2022 Budget

Here is the 2022 Budget

2021 Budget

Here is the 2021 Budget

2020 Budget

Here is the 2020 Budget

2019 Budget

Here is the Budget 2019

2018 Budget

Here is the Budget 2018

Pay your taxes by Internet

For information on how to pay your taxes by internet, click on this link and go to page 2 for more information.

Your Taxes

Just like every other municipalities in Canada, the Town of Barkmere relies mainly on a property tax levy to pay for its operations, the salaries of its employees, etc. Barkmere has one of the lowest General Tax rate in the Province of Quebec. And apart from two specific taxes for the maintenance of Duncan Road and Priests Road billed only to the properties adjacent to these roads, the General Tax is all inclusive: there are no extra waste management tax, police tax, water tax, etc. The Town allows the payment of taxes in three installments, if the total taxes to pay are more than $300.00. These installments are due on March 1st, June 1st and August 1st. In September, if the total taxes are not paid, a penalty is added to the amount of overdue taxes.

It is very important that each tax payer in Barkmere pay their taxes and other charges in full and on time. If this does not happen, the other tax payers would have to pay for the extra costs that would be incurred by the Town (interest charges, borrowing charges, etc.). To avoid this unfair situation, the Town’s Taxation Bylaws include a penalty. The amount of this penalty is 0.5% of the principal outstanding per full month of delay, up to a total of 5% per year to cover the collection fees related to these amounts. In the spirit of fairness, it would be unacceptable for the other tax payers to pay for these collection fees. These interest charges are calculated at the end of every month on the unpaid balance. The interest is therefore compounded, as it also applies on the interest charges of previous months. The interest is charged for any amount owing, which may include transfer taxes, wharf rental, etc.

Your tax invoice shows the amounts of arrears, interests and penalties owing on your account as of December 31st. These amounts are included in the total of the first installment due March 1st showing at the bottom right of your invoice. Please note that if you have amounts owing, there will be interest charges calculated at the end of January and February. To avoid these interest charges, you should send a payment to the Town for the arrears, interests and penalties before March 1st. Just like every other municipalities in Quebec, the Town does NOT and will NOT send statements of accounts on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the tax payers to ensure that their taxes are paid on time, and to communicate with the Finance Department of the Town to verify if there are balances to pay during the year. If you own property in Barkmere, you have taxes to pay. If you purchased property in Barkmere, your deed of sale that the notary prepared indicates the amount of transfer taxes due.

You must pay your tax bills in full, even if you believe that these taxes are too high, due to an exaggerated evaluation, for example. Your tax invoice indicates how you can contest your evaluation. If the evaluation service of the RCM of Laurentians reduces your evaluation after a contestation, the Town will issue a tax credit, retroactive to the date of the change, but will NOT credit the interests on unpaid balances.

In summary, to avoid any issues, please pay your taxes in full and on time, as per your tax invoice.