Application Process for Heritage Property Tax Reduction
These application forms are required to be submitted (can be submitted electronically through email). Please contact the Heritage Planner prior to submission of the application.
Step One (Prior to August 31):
Copy of heritage easement (if any)
Photos of current state of property
Detailed specifications of eligible work
Architectural plans/elevations for structural alterations
Estimates for all eligible work
Heritage Planner review of proposal.
If Tax Reduction Proposed in 3 year period:
Is less than $20,000, Heritage Planner may approve;
Is more than $20,000, Planning, Heritage & Economic Development Standing Committee review and Council approval required.
If application approved, statement of eligible work will be issued.
Work can begin.
Work or Phase of Work completed.
Step Two (Prior to the last day of February):
City planning review of expenses and work inspection.
City finance review of expenses.
Approval and Heritage Property Tax Reduction issued.
* Please note: The maintenance and preservation agreement is intended to protect the public investment in the tax relief program. It requires the owner to properly maintain the heritage building and keep it insured. If the property is demolished, there is a repayment clause.
For more information, please contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Suite 320-350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543 ext. 6179
Fax: (519) 255-6544