Property owners may apply for cancellation, reduction or refund on all or part of taxes levied. Requirements are governed by legislation as described under Sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Reasons to apply for a 357 application include:

  • 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 Feb. 28 of the year following the change.

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

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.

A Section 358 application applies only to overcharges caused by gross or manifest error in the preparation of the assessment roll 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 1 and Dec. 31. 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 certain circumstances, you can apply for relief from property taxes because of sickness or extreme poverty. Requirements are governed by legislation as described under Section 357(1) (d.1) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Application documents include:

  • A Section 357 application form, submitted to the Town of Milton by Feb. 28 of the year following the change
  • A Municipal Act Application/Appeal form – Sickness or Extreme Poverty, submitted to the Assessment Review Board by Feb. 28 of the year following the change

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

To file an application for sickness and extreme poverty under Section 357, please email us or call 905-864-4142.

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.

For more information please email us or call 905-864-4142.