Permissive Tax Exemption

A permissive tax exemption is a means for Council to support eligible organizations within the community that align with Council’s strategic goals and objectives.

  • Extent of exemptions approved each year is dependent on the City’s annual budget. Council, at its discretion, may reject or cancel any or all applicants in a given year. 
  • Interested organizations are encouraged to review Council Policy C008-05, Permissive Property Tax Exemption prior to applying to ensure all eligibility criteria are met.

Application Forms

Applications are required annually from all eligible organizations. For organizations currently receiving a permissive tax exemption, a renewal application is necessary to confirm ownership and property use has not changed. 

The City will confirm receipt of applications by sending an email reply. If you do not receive a confirmation from the City within 5 business days of submitting your application, please contact the Property Tax Division.

No new applications for affordable housing will be considered in 2022 until policy update work is completed. The policy update work is expected to be completed by January 2023 (for the 2024 permissive tax exemption year).