Public Notice - Permissive Tax Exemption

Permissive Tax Exemption
Deadline for submissions:  July 15, 2018

Local governments have the legislative authority under Section 224 of the Community Charter to permit tax exemptions for properties that are owned or held by a charitable, philanthropic or other not for profit corporation, and are used for a purpose that is directly related to the purposes of the municipality. 


The City of Rossland recognizes the significant value of volunteers and volunteer organizations to the spiritual, educational, social, cultural and physical well-being of the community and as such, the Council approved a Permissive Tax Exemption Policy which authorizes the Finance department to review and evaluate the eligibility of each Permissive Tax Exemption application. 


A property may be eligible for the tax exemption if the applicant meets all the following criteria:


  1. Is the registered owner of the property, or a tenant under a lease requiring it to pay taxes directly to the City;
  2. Is a British Columbia registered charity or non-profit society;
  3. Qualifies for an exemption under the provisions of the Community Charter (Part 7, Division 7, Section 224);
  4. The principal use meets Council’s objectives;
  5. Provide benefits and accessibility to the residents of the City of Rossland;
  6. Provides a service supporting the social, spiritual, cultural, educational or physical well-being of the community; and,
  7. Is in compliance with all municipal policies, plans, bylaws, and regulations.  


For further information please contact the Chief Financial Officer at the City of Rossland: (250) 362-2322 or   

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2018/07/15