As per Section 224 of the Community Charter, Council may exempt certain lands or improvements or both from taxation. Community Charter Section 224.
A permissive tax exemption is a means for Council to support organizations within the community which further Council's objectives of enhancing quality of life (environmental, economic, social, cultural) and delivering community services economically. There is no obligation on the part of Council to grant exemptions.
Council will consider applications for permissive tax exemptions annually. The opportunity to apply will be advertised in the local newspaper and on the City’s web site. Applications can be picked up at city hall, downloaded from the web site or emailed upon request.
Applications must be submitted to Financial Services, using the prescribed application form by
July 31st of each year. For 2016 Applications will be due on August 1st since July 31 falls on Sunday.
Financial Services will review the applications for completeness, and arrange contact with applicants for additional information as necessary.
Click here for a to view the Permissive Tax Exemption Policy
Click here for a copy of the 2016 Permissive Tax Exemption Application
This year we encourage you to fill out the application online, print, sign and mail it in.
City of Merritt
Direct Line: (250) 378-8616