Farm Grant Program

City Council approved a Farm Grant Program to provide financial relief to working farmers. The grant program will assist eligible farm property owners by allowing the June 16 tax instalment to be paid on December 8, 2011.

To qualify for the grant, the following conditions must be met:

  • The property must be defined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation in the farmlands property class

  • The property must not be owned by a commercial enterprise

  • Taxes have been paid up to date before the June 16, 2011 instalment

  • The final 2011 tax instalment billed (mailed May 2011) is paid in full on or before December 8, 2011

How the program will work:

  • Penalty charges will continue

  • Issuance of Reminder Notices will continue

  • Notification of the amount to be paid will be communicated to you in the fall of 2011

  • The grant amount will be the equivalent of the penalty charges and fees added to your account during the deferral

  • Starting this year, the City will automatically calculate and apply a credit for the grant amount to your tax account if your tax instalment is paid on or before December 8, 2011; there is no application to fill out. There will be no refund cheque produced.

Should you have any questions, please contact Revenue Branch from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (June to August) and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (September through May) at 613-580-2444 (calls may be recorded (TTY: 613-580-2401).