Eligible Charities and Similar Organizations

In accordance with

Eligible Charity – a registered charity as defined in subsection 248.1 of The Income Tax Act (Canada) as amended, that has a registration number issued by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.

Eligible Similar Organization – an organization as described in County of Lambton By-law Number 41 of 2001.

Eligible Property – property occupied by an eligible charity or similar organization that is in one of the commercial property classes or in one of the industrial property classes within the meaning of Section 361 of The Municipal Act, 2001. 
Application, in the prescribed form, must be submitted to the City Treasurer by the last day of February of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.

Applications received after the last day of February will not be considered for rebate.

Application for Heritage Property Tax Rebate $106.95
Application for Heritage Status Repeal $1,048.60


Submitting an Application

Mail to: 
City of Sarnia, Customer Service Centre
255 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON  N7T 7N2
Attention: Ronda McIntyre


In Person:
Customer Service Centre, 1st Floor City Hall, 255 Christina St N, Sarnia, ON

Please DO NOT send via Fax.

Heritage Properties

The Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program is a financial assistance program adopted by the City of Sarnia to help owners of designated heritage properties maintain and restore their properties for the benefit of the entire community by providing tax relief to owners of eligible heritage properties. The Ontario Heritage Act allows municipalities to offer property tax relief for designated heritage properties provided a Heritage Conservation Easement Agreement is in place.

For additional information on Heritage Properties please refer to the Cultural Heritage section of our website.