Development Potential Relief Program

In March 2023, Council approved the Development Potential Relief Program (DPRP) pilot to provide temporary tax relief to independent businesses and community partners who are paying disproportionately high taxes due to development potential.

In October 2023, Council approved in principle the continuation of DPRP pilot for the 2024 tax year, including certain refinements. Final program details will be available in a report to Council before March 12, 2024. 

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Program criteria

Owners (or authorized agents) of eligible properties will be required to submit a declaration by 11:59pm on February 29, 2024, in order to be considered for relief under the 2024 DPRP pilot.

 Codes to access the 2024 declaration were sent out in January 2024.

In 2024, owners (or authorized agents) of eligible properties will use the declaration to confirm that:

  • 50% or more of floor area of their properties were in use and not vacant between October 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023
  • The primary use (50% or more of floor area) of their property is not one or more of the ineligible uses 
  • They will notify eligible occupants of the tax relief

Council decision on 2024 DPRP pilot is scheduled for March 12, 2024.

Review the Council report (531 KB) and Declaration Bylaw (157 KB) for eligibility criteria.

Make your declaration by February 29, 2024

You will need the unique DPRP access code and folio number found at the top of your mailed declaration form to complete your submission.

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Program details