The purpose of the Town’s tax exemption bylaws are to exempt properties specified in the bylaw from paying all or a portion of the municipal portion of property taxes. Properties owned by the municipality or other levels of government and used for public purposes are 100% exempted under the Community Charter.
Other properties are generally exempted only for buildings and the land directly beneath the footprint of the building. It has been Council’s practice to also provide permissive tax exemptions to all of the land surrounding these types of properties.
In order for a property to be considered for exemption from taxes the property must be included in the Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw. Council of the Town of Oliver has adopted a Permissive Tax Exemption Policy which outlines criteria and decisive factors for review of granting tax exemptions that will consistently be applied to all applications. The current tax exemption bylaw is in effect for the years 2016 through 2019.
For the advertised list of properties that Council has proposed to exempt for 2016 - 2019 click here. Once the bylaw has been adopted it will be posted on this page.
Council has established a revitalization tax exemption program to provide relief from certain municipal property taxes for eligible development projects. Click on the link below for full details and the bylaw.