The Town of Milton’s Council accepts applications under Section 357 of the Municipal Act to cancel, reduce or refund taxes if:

  • You could not use a property because of repairs or renovation for at least a three-month period
  • The use of a non-residential property has changed since the return of the last assessment roll
  • A property has been granted exempt status after return of the assessment roll
  • There has been a fire or demolition of a building
  • Mobile unit on the property was removed
  • A property became vacant or excess land
  • Over charged due to a gross or manifest error that is clerical or factual in nature

You must submit applications under Section 357 of the Municipal Act to the Town of Milton by February 28 of the year following the change.

Applying for a tax appeal

Please email us to obtain an application form, be sure to include the following in your email:

  • Your name
  • Telephone number
  • Municipal address
  • Roll number of the property
  • Details of your appeal

Please include any documents that are related to your appeal.

According to Section 358 of the Municipal Act, this only applies to over charges due to a gross or manifest error that is clerical or factual in nature. This does not apply to errors made in judgement while assessing a property.

We must receive Section 358 appeals between March 1st and December 31st. This may apply to taxes levied in one or both of the two previous years before the year the application is made.

Sickness or Extreme Poverty Program

In extreme circumstances, you can apply for relief from property taxes because of sickness or extreme poverty.

Please visit Milton Town Hall at 150 Mary St. to complete:

You must complete both applications for the previous taxation year no later than the last day of February of the current year.

The Assessment Review Board (ARB) will make a decision based on your application. They may ask you, and other members of your household, to provide documentation such as:

  • Financial statements
  • Health records
  • Income tax assessments

Please email us or call 905-878-7252 x2171 to apply or for more information. 

Property Tax Deferral Programs

There are two tax deferral programs available in Milton.

Halton Region's Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program

If you are at least 65 years old and own a home in Milton, you may qualify for Halton Region’s Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program. The program allows you to defer your annual property taxes and interest fee.

Deferral of Property Tax Increases for Low-income Seniors or Low-income Persons with Disabilities

You can apply for the Deferral of Property Tax Increases for Low-income Seniors and Low-income Persons with Disabilities. Complete the Application form and submit it to Town Hall, located at 150 Mary St.

Charity Rebate Program

The Charity Rebate Program provides relief to registered charities that are in commercial or industrial properties. If your charity meets all criteria, a portion of annual tax liability may be refunded.

Please email us or call 905-878-7252 x2171 to apply or for more information.