Permissive Tax Exemption

Permissive Tax Exemption

For the 2023 Taxation Year

Under the provisions of Section 224 of the Community Charter, Council may, on or before October 31, exempt land and/or improvements from municipal property taxes for the next calendar year, subject to meeting certain requirements which in general, restrict exemption to non-profit organizations using the lands for specific non-profit purposes.

Please see the policy below for eligibility and criteria.

The deadline to submit your application for exemption consideration for the 2023 taxation year is 4:30 pm on Friday, July 29, 2022. Details as well as an application form and policy may be obtained below or from City Hall.

Please be advised, Council is not obligated to approve a 2023 application on the basis of your organization having received exemption in previous years.

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Director of Finance at 250 720-2812 or by email at

For more information, please contact
Rosalyn Macauley
Deputy Director of Finance

City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8