Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Taxes - Town of Gravenhurst

Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Taxes

Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Taxes

Section 357 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25 provides authority for the Town of Gravenhurst to accept applications for cancellation, reduction or refund of taxes under certain conditions, which include:

  •   If there has been a fire or demolition of a building, or a "gross and manifest error" in the assessment;
  •   If a property could not be used for its normal use due to repairs or renovation for a period of at least three (3) months during the year;
  •   If the use of a non-residential property has changed since the return of the last assessment roll;
  •   If a property has been granted exempt status after return of the assessment roll;
  •   If the ratepayer has experienced sickness or extreme poverty they may apply to have their appeal heard by the Assessment Review Board.

If you qualify for a cancellation, reduction or refund of your taxes based on the above, please submit the below application no later than February 28 of the year following the year in which the application is applied for.

Please note your application should provide the details of your appeal along with copies of any pertinent documents that substantiate your appeal (example: demolition permit, contractor invoices, fire department report).

Send your application to:

Download Form:  Application for Tax Appeal