Revised Permissive Tax Exemption Policy

June 10, 2021
At the regular council meeting held June 7, 2021, the District of Lillooet council adopted a revised Permissive Tax Exemption Policy and the associated forms: a revised Permissive Tax Exemption Application and a new Checklist and Decision Matrix, which is a worksheet to guide Council discussions when determining the merits of individual applications for a property tax exemption on all or part of the land and improvements on a given subject property as provided for under the Community Charter.

By granting permissive tax exemptions to subject properties, Council supports various organizations in their economical delivery of programs, services, and benefits to Lillooet area residents.

Council noted that property taxation is a significant source of operating revenue for the District and that by exempting properties from paying property tax, this may result in an increased burden for other tax payers. Council therefore noted that the permissive tax exemption should be granted to subject properties actively making use of the land and buildings for the benefit of District residents.

Council stated that the factors used by Council to consider the applications should be transparent and known to the organizations that apply annually for the permissive tax exemption. 

Please contact the District of Lillooet to request a copy of the policies or access them online in the Document Centre at https://lillooet.civicweb.net