Property owners may apply for cancellation, reduction or refund on all or part of taxes levied. Requirements are governed by legislation as described under Sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
Property owners may apply to adjust taxes to reflect a significant change in their property. Adjustments are governed by legislation as described in Sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Applications under Section 357 must be received by last day of February of the year following the change.
Examples of eligible criteria are:
- Tax classification changes;
- Lands that have become exempt;
- Structures razed or damaged by fire or demolitions;
- Mobile home removed;
- Gross or manifest errors; and/or
- Repairs or renovations that prevent normal use of the land for a minimum of 3 months.
Applications under Section 358 must be received between March 1 and December 31 of a year and may apply to taxes levied in one or both of the two years preceding the year in which the application is made. Consideration will be given only to those situations that result in overcharges caused by gross or manifest error in the preparation of the assessment roll that is clerical or factual in nature. It does not apply to errors in judgment in assessing the property.
Tax appeal application may be made online.
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