Since 1998, the Vacant Unit Rebate and Vacant / Excess Land Subclasses have provided tax rebates and reductions to property owners who have vacancies in commercial and industrial buildings or land.
Vacant Unit Rebates
Subclass Rate Reduction
By eliminating the Vacant Unit Rebate program, funds could be allocated to other Regional programs and services, or could result in a reduction in Regional property taxes. For example, a home assessed at $258,000 would receive a reduction of approximately $11.
Additional information regarding the proposed changes can be found in Council report CSD 41-2018 (page 438).
Any commercial and industrial properties (not classified as excess or vacant) could benefit from eliminating these discounts and rebates.
For those properties classified as excess or vacant, these changes could mean that you will no longer be able to receive property tax relief for those properties.
The Region is requesting assistance from the community to consult on changes being made to these programs.
Complete our short survey.
Join us for a Public Engagement Forum on:
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Niagara Region Headquarters, Council Chamber - Campbell West, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
Robert Fleming Senior
Tax and Revenue Analyst
Financial Management and Planning
Email Robert Fleming