Certain properties in the Town may be eligible for exemption of all or part of their property taxes.

Permissive Tax Exemption

The Town of Ladysmith recognizes the significant value of volunteers, volunteer groups and agencies to the spiritual, educational, social, cultural, and physical well-being of the community. A permissive tax exemption is a means for Council to support organizations within the community that further Council’s objective to enhance the quality of life while delivering services economically to the citizens of Ladysmith.

In order to be considered for a Permissive Tax Exemption, eligible property owners must complete and submit the application before August 15th

Permissive Tax Exemption Policy and Application
Permissive Tax Exemption Renewal Form

2021 Permissive Property Tax Exemptions

Organization/ Property Owner


2021 Municipal Tax Exemption

Arts Council of Ladysmith

Units J, K & L - 610 Oyster Bay Rd

$ 2,770

Boys & Girls Club

220 High St

$ 7,842

Canadian Legion Branch #171

621 1st Ave

$ 227

Eco-Tourism Building

Transfer Beach

$ 262

Island Corridor Foundation

$ 19,395

Ladysmith & District Historical Society

1115A - 1st Ave

$ 3,712

Ladysmith & District Historical Society - Roundhouse

612 & 614 Oyster Bay Dr

$ 36,782

Ladysmith & District Historical Society - Museum

721 1st Ave

$ 5,239

Ladysmith Fellowship Baptist Church

381 Davis Rd

$ 1,335

Ladysmith Festival of Lights

1163 4th Ave

$ 8,445

Ladysmith Golf Club Society

380 Davis Rd

$ 3,052

Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary

910 1st Ave

$ 11,062

Ladysmith Maritime Society

616 Oyster Bay Dr

$ 2,907

Ladysmith Maritime Society

Unit C, I & M - 610 Oyster Bay Dr

$ 2,600

Ladysmith Maritime Society

Visitors Information Centre

$ 8,096

Ladysmith Resource Centre Association

630 2nd Ave

$ 12,638

Ladysmith Resource Centre Association

314 Buller

$ 6,488

Ladysmith Seniors Centre Society

630 2nd Ave

$ 12,638

Ladysmith Senior Citizens Housing Society

207 Jamison Rd

$ 6,122

Ladysmith Senior Citizens Housing Society

101 1st Ave

$ 4,924

Municipal Parking lot

17 Roberts St

$ 2,610

Municipal Parking lot

25 Roberts St

$ 1,938

Pentecostal Assemblies

1149 4th Ave

$ 2,737

St John's Masonic Temple

26 Gatacre St

$ 2,359

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1135 4th Ave

$ 8,732

United Church of Canada

232 High Street

$ 1,409


$ 176,322

Revitalization Exemptions

Mees, Adine and Van Seters, David

341 1st Ave

$ 3,378

Antique Addict - Joy/Goldie

12 Roberts St

$ 383


$ 3,760

Total Exemptions

$ 180,082

For more information, please see the
Permissive Tax Exemption Renewal Form

Revitalization Tax Exemption Program


Council has recognized that it is difficult for taxpayers to invest in improvements to their commercial properties and also pay the increased tax due to the increase in the assessed value.  Council wishes to encourage revitalization of our commercial properties to ensure that they do not fall into disrepair.  In order to encourage the owners to make the required improvements to our commercial properties, Council has established this programs. Click here (fees and incentives link) for details.

 Each project must meet the following downtown revitalization objectives:

  •  The property is within the Downtown Core.
  • The total cost of the project represents a significant investment by the property owner for a minimum total cost of $15,000;
  • Exterior building improvements meet or exceed the Town’s Downtown Specified Area Design Guidelines and will enhance the streetscape;
  • Structural and building code improvements will enhance the building’s condition, safety and ongoing viability;
  • Revitalization is to existing buildings.

Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with due consideration to the merits of the business case and the rehabilitation work proposed.

Revitalization Tax Exemption Information