Local improvement charges

When property owners receive improvements to their street or neighbourhood, the cost of those improvements may be shared between the benefitting owners.

You will be billed for your share of the cost of the improvement in the year following construction. 

Your notice of a local improvement charge will be sent within the first 2 weeks of March.  

Buying or selling a property? Local improvement charges are added to a property's tax record

Efforts are made to make purchasers of property aware of pending local improvement charges by having remarks added to the tax record. 

If you were not aware of the local improvement charge when you bought your property, you are still required to pay for your share. The charge is attached to the property, not the owner.

How to pay for local improvement charges 

You can pay for local improvements in 2 ways: