Tax Deferment

Qualifying for deferment

If you are over the age of 55, widowed, a person with disabilities or a family with children, you may qualify for property tax payment deferment. 

Deferment is only available on your primary residence (cottages and rental properties do not qualify).

For more information, visit the Defer Your Taxes webpage on the Provincial Property Tax Site. Please carefully review the Province’s requirement for equity on your home.

Application timeline

When you receive your Property Tax Notice in May, you should immediately file your N&R Home Owner Grant and submit your completed Deferment Application or Deferment Renewal Application to City Hall. 

If you previously had your taxes deferred, a renewal form will be mailed to you from the Province along with your statement of account.  

Applications for deferments and renewal of deferments are found on the provincial website for the Regular Program and the Families with Children Program.

Consequences of application denial

If you are found to be ineligible for this program after the tax due date, you will be subject to late penalties on any current outstanding balances.

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Property Information 250-755-4415
property.info@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: June 14, 2017

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