Property Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Since 1998, the Vacant Unit Rebate and the Vacant/Excess Land Subclasses have provided tax rebates and reductions to property owners who have vacancies in commercial and industrial buildings or land.

The Province is now allowing municipalities to tailor the vacant rebate and reduction programs for their communities and local businesses with these changes being implemented through regulation.  Upper and single tier municipalities that decide to change the programs must notify the Minister of Finance and provide details of the proposed changes along with a council resolution.

A staff recommendation has been presented to the Renfrew County Council to eliminate the vacancy rebate program in 2018.  This recommendation would apply to all lower tier municipalities within the County of Renfrew.

For further information, please see the Vacant Unit Rebate and Vacant/Excess Land Classes insert.  If you would like to provide comments regarding the proposed changes to the 2018 (and future years) vacancy rebate program within Renfrew County, please reply before October 31, 2017 to:

Town of Petawawa
Attn: Annette Mantifel, Treasurer
1111 Victoria Street
Petawawa ON
K8H 2E6

Forms and documents regarding Property Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings are available here for viewing and download.