Burlington. Finance Department

Site: Burlington City Hall

Service: Property Tax Deferral and Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate

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Record #: BTN4799 Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameMunicipal Assistance for Seniors ; Municipal Elderly Resident's Tax Grant, Burlington ; Seniors Property Tax Reduction / Deferral
Contact Information
Office Phone905-335-7750
Toll Free Phone1-877-213-3609
Fax905-335-7877
Websitewww.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/property-taxes-and-assessment.asp
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Primary ContactAmy Moore, Coordinator of Tax Billing and Collections
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameBurlington. Finance Department
Legal Status(10) Local Government
FundingCity / Town
Service Information
DescriptionLow Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate 
* City of Burlington property tax rebate of $450 for eligible seniors (see "Eligibility", below)  
* application deadline December 31 each year  
Contact or see website for more information and application form 
 
 
Property Tax Deferral Program  
* for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities (see "Eligibility" below) 
* a Region of Halton program, administered by the four local municipalities  
* allows eligible homeowners to defer property tax increases to keep payments at a constant level as long as the property is their principal residence  
* accumulated total of all deferred amounts is paid when property is sold or no longer the applicant's principal residence  
* a lien is registered against the property at the time of the first deferral, and applies to all future deferrals 
* application must be made annually, on or before 45 days after the mailing of the final property tax bill, which normally occurs in early June.  
Contact or see website for more information and application form
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8:45 am-4:30 pm
DatesFor Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate: annual application deadline is Dec 31 
For Property Tax Deferral: application must be made annually on or before 45 days after the mailing of the final property tax bill
Areas ServedBurlington
EligibilityLow Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate:  
65 years of age or older * receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement * and have owned a home in Burlington for at least one year  
 
Property Tax Deferral Program for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities: 
Combined family income at or below the upset limit as specified in the by-law (contact Finance Department or see website for details) * seniors must be at least 65 in the taxation year for which application is made * disabled persons must qualify for disability benefits such as, but not limited to, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit and/or private insurer plans, or provide proof of eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit
LanguagesEnglish
FeesNone
Site Information
Located In CommunityBurlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
IntersectionBrant St and James St
Mailing Addressc/o The Corporation of the City of Burlington, Finance Dept. 
PO Box 5080 
Burlington City Hall 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 4G4
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCity/Town Finance Offices ; Tax Forms