Series F2-2-2 - City of Guelph collector's rolls

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City of Guelph collector's rolls

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CA ON00126 F2-F2-2-F2-2-2

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7.2 m of textual records

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The City of Guelph tax collector was appointed by City Council for a one year term. Council could also appoint a second collector, if needed. The tax collector's duties were prescribed by by-law and included the collection of public and separate schools, city and local improvement taxes within the City of Guelph. In 1886, the City Collector also acted as the Police Clerk and handed over all fines, forfeitures and costs received in police court during the preceding month, to the City Treasurer.

Custodial history

The custodial history of these records, prior to transfer to the Guelph Public Library archives, is not known or documented. The 1906-1907, 1910, 1921-1929 and 1930-1939 collector's rolls were transferred to the Guelph Public Library archives in November, 2001. The date of transfer for the remainder of the collector's rolls is not known or documented.

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Series consist of sixty bound tax collector rolls, documenting the property taxes owed and received by the City of Guelph collector. These rolls include names of parties assessed, street and lot number, assessment value and amounts of real and personal property, school and city tax mill rate amounts, first and second tax instalments, local improvement charges, discounts or percentages added, remarks and tax amounts collected. These records document the City of Guelph's tax collection system.

The information recorded in the collector's roll is arranged by ward division. The volumes are arranged chronologically by year.

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The immediate source of acquisition of the 1906-1907, 1910, 1921-1929 and 1930-1939 was the Human Resources Department of the City of Guelph.


There are single volumes for the years 1878-1933. Starting in 1934, there are two volumes per year. The double volume years cover Divisions 1-11 and then 12-22 respectively.

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Please note access to some of the volumes in this series are restricted for conservation reasons. Please consult the Guelph Public Library Archivist for further details.

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Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.

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To view records in this series, consult the Volume Listing F2-2-2 to narrow down your search and to identify specific volumes for retrieval. Please order volumes from the Guelph Public Library Archivist. Please note that these volumes are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.

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