Property status declaration (for 2017): February 2, 2018
Empty Homes Tax payment: April 16, 2018
Unpaid tax added to property tax bill: December 31, 2018
The purpose of the Empty Homes Tax is to:
Nov 16, 2016
Empty Homes Tax approved and bylaw enacted by Council.
Jan 1, 2017
Start of the 2017 tax year.
July 1, 2017
Mid-point of the 2017 tax year. To avoid attracting the tax, non-principal residences that have not been rented out must be occupied by a tenant from this date through December 31, 2017.
Homeowners receive instructions outlining how to make a property status declaration for the 2017 tax year. This information will arrive with advance property tax notices.
Dec 31, 2017
End of the 2017 tax year. The Empty Homes Tax will be assessed based on the status of residential properties between January 1 and this date.
Feb 2, 2018
Deadline for homeowners to make property status declarations for the 2017 tax year. If a declaration is not made by this date, the property will be deemed empty and subject to the tax.
March 14, 2018
Notices sent to registered owners of residential properties that are subject to the Empty Homes Tax in the 2017 tax year.
April 16, 2018
Deadline to pay 2017 Empty Homes Taxes.
Vacancy Tax Bylaw (November 2016) (104 KB)
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