Starting in 2015, the City of Burlington will offer tax rebates to eligible owners of designated heritage properties in Burlington through the new Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program (HPTRP).
Passed by Burlington City Council on Dec. 18, 2014, the HPTRP will apply to the 2014 tax year and will assist designated heritage property owners with the conservation, protection and restoration of their properties.
Eligibility The HRTRP is available to the owners of residential properties that are designated by Burlington City Council under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Property tax rebate amount In the City of Burlington, the amount of the rebate is 20 per cent of the municipal and educational taxes payable for an eligible residential property in the first year (2014).
Property taxes are made up of three components: municipal (City of Burlington) taxes; school board taxes; and regional taxes (Halton Region). Currently, only the municipal and school board tax components are eligible for the rebate program. City staff has requested that Halton Region participate in the HPTRP.
How to apply Heritage property owners must make an application to the city by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2015 for a rebate on their 2014 property taxes. This HRTRP will be administered annually. There is no fee to apply for this program.
Please visit the city's heritage conservation planning website (http://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/Supporting-Burlington-s-Heritage.asp) for more information about the HRTRP or how to apply, please contact Jenna Puletto, Heritage and Development Planner, at 905-335-7600, ext. 7824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.