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Tax Appeals


Applicants must be:

  • The owner or spouse of the property owner

  • The tenant, occupant or other person in possession of the land

  • A party with interest in the land as shown on the records of the appropriate land registry office

The property was subject to a change such as:

  • the tax class for the property changed (e.g. commercial property was converted to residential)

  • the land became vacant or is excess land
  • the land became exempt from taxation (e.g. land became a church or non-profit etc)
  • the building on the land was rendered substantially unusable due to demolition, fire and/or natural events or other damages
  • a mobile unit was removed from the land
  • repairs or renovations were made to the land preventing normal use for at least three months
  • the taxpayer was overcharged taxes due to a gross or manifest error that is clerical or factual in nature, but not an error in judgment in assessing the property.

How to Apply

For each taxation year, a completed application along with supporting documentation must be filed before the legislative deadline of February 28 following the year in respect of when the application is made.

To make an appeal, download a tax appeal application form.

In the case of a gross manifest error, you can appeal taxes from two years prior to the current tax year.

Submit the Form:

  • By email to
  • In person at the SOS counter or deposit into the drop box at City Hall
  • By mail to:

Property Tax Department
808 2nd Ave E.
Owen Sound, ON. N4K 2H4

Application Process

Applications and supporting documentation are reviewed then forwarded to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
Upon receipt of the assessment information, the recommended tax cancellation or reduction amount is calculated.
Applicants are then notified by mail by the Tax Department.

Tax Appeal Application

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
Email us

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