Property taxes are a function of many factors, the most significant of which is the range and level of local government services provided to the community. High-tax municipalities of all sizes are those that provide a broad range and high level of local services to their residents, based on residents' demands and willingness to pay for services. Many municipalities, in response to the demands and expectations of residents, provide a limited variety of services at basic levels. These municipalities would be considered low-tax jurisdictions.
Residents' demands and expectations related to services are important points to consider. Communities that expect and demand additional services and higher levels of service can expect to pay more in local taxes than communities with more modest service demands.
Incorporation is one factor that influences property taxes but is not the major factor. A decision by local electors to incorporate Blind Bay and Sorrento would result in some property tax increase, at the current range and levels of service. This increase would be caused primarily by the required shift in responsibility for local roads from the province to the new municipality.