Sickness or Extreme Poverty

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The Town of Whitby has implemented a program for property owners seeking relief from property taxes as a result of either sickness or extreme poverty.

Please note that the application form must be returned to our office no later than the last day of February of the year following the year in respect of which the application is made.

An annual application is required for this program.  If your application from a previous year has not yet been heard by the Assessment Review Board, please note that a new application form for the current year is required

The Town of Whitby has delegated its powers under section 357 (1) (d.1) of the Municipal Act, which relates to these types of situations, to the Assessment Review Board. The Assessment Review Board is an independent adjudicative tribunal whose main function is to hear appeals from people who believe that their properties are incorrectly assessed or classified. The Board also deals with some property tax appeals such as these types of situations and has experience in dealing with similar applications from property owners in other municipalities.

We will forward a copy of your application to the Assessment Review Board. Please note, the Assessment Review Board will require copies of supporting documentation from you for income and expenses claimed on this application form. If you are making this application for medical reasons, the Assessment Review Board will require copies of any supporting medical documentation that would relate to this application.