Permissive Tax Exemptions

Notice: On September 25, 2023 Council gave first three readings to the "Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2023, No. 7368". The purpose of this bylaw is to exempt the organizations listed below from property taxes for the 2024 taxation year. For a list of properties included in the bylaw, and the estimated municipal tax amount for the years 2024 - 2026, please click on the ad: Notice of Permissive Tax Exemption

The City of Nanaimo recognizes the significant value of volunteers, volunteer groups and agencies to the social, cultural, spiritual, educational and physical well-being of the community. 

A Permissive Tax Exemption, pursuant to Section 224 of the Community Charter, is a means for Council to support organizations within the community that further Council's strategic goals and objectives. 

Organizations that are successful in receiving a Permissive Tax Exemption will receive an exemption for three (3) years and must re-apply triennially.

Process Timeline

June 30Application deadline
July - AugustInternal review of applications
October 31 or earlierBylaw adoption

Organizations applying must successfully meet the general criteria as outlined in the City's Permissive Tax Exemption Policy. 

Permissive Tax Exemption Application Form

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