2020 Tax Exemptions
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 and delivery of services economically. A permissive tax exemption is strictly at the discretion of the Council. After careful consideration of all applications Council may approve a full, partial or no tax exemption.
New Applications from organizations which meet the criteria set out in the District’s policy must be submitted to the Director of Finance using the prescribed application form before July 31st each year.
New applications are also being accepted for properties which surround buildings used for public worship, which are exempt under section 220(1)(h), and the halls that are necessary to the exempt buildings and the land on which the halls stand on and an area of land surrounding the halls, are hereby exempted from taxation as per section 224(2)(f) of the Community Charter.
Please note, applicants currently exempted under the 10 year 2015-2024 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 1356, 2014 need not re-apply until July 30, 2024 unless there have been changes to the property use or legal description.
For further information regarding 2019 Permissive Tax Exemptions or to obtain a copy of the application package and policy, please contact District Hall at 604-869-5671 or view online here.
Applicants must immediately notify the District of Hope in writing if they are presently exempted but no longer qualify for this exemption.
Deadline for the receipt of applications: before July 31, 2019