Development Potential Relief Program

The Development Potential Relief Program (DPRP) pilot, approved by Council on March 8, 2023, is aimed at supporting independent, small businesses, and community partners, who are paying disproportionately high taxes due to development potential.

Program criteria

Owners of eligible properties were required to submit a declaration by 11:59pm on March 31, 2023, confirming that:

  • Their properties were in use and not vacant on October 31, 2022
  • They must notify eligible occupants of the tax relief
  • The primary use of their properties is not one or more of the ineligible uses

Only one declaration is required per property.

Declaration period has closed

If your property was eligible and you successfully submitted your declaration by the deadline, the property tax relief will be reflected on your property tax notification, which will be sent out in spring 2023.

If you were not eligible for the DPRP, you may still be eligible for the land assessment averaging program.  

Program details