Property Tax Relief Program

Property Tax Increase Relief for Low Income Seniors and Disabled Persons

Low-income homeowners in the County of Hastings who meet certain criteria, and whose property taxes have increased over the previous year, may apply for a tax reduction of up to $250 against an eligible increase.

This program has been established under Section 319 of the Municipal Act, 2001  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/01m25#BK417      and is open to residential property owners who are, or whose spouse is:

  • 65 years of age or older and eligible for support under the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) program or Ontario Works; or
  • A disabled person of any age who is eligible for benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

The subject property must be the primary residence of the applicant. No relief can be granted for properties used on a seasonal or occasional basis, that are tenanted or are otherwise used for a purpose other than the owner’s primary residence. More information can be found within the following link.

 

https://hastingscounty.com/hastings-county-tax-relief-program