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

2020 Permissive Property Tax Exemptions

Organization/ Property Owner

Address

2020 Municipal Tax Exemption

Arts Council of Ladysmith

Units J, K & L - 610 Oyster Bay Rd

$ 2,559

Boys & Girls Club

220 High St

$ 7,804

Canadian Legion Branch #171

621 1st Ave

$ 237

Eco-Tourism Building

Transfer Beach

$ 258

Island Corridor Foundation

$ 18,682

Ladysmith & District Historical Society

1115A - 1st Ave

$ 3,673

Ladysmith & District Historical Society - Roundhouse

612 & 614 Oyster Bay Dr

$ 19,329

Ladysmith & District Historical Society - Museum

721 1st Ave

$ 5,170

Ladysmith Fellowship Baptist Church

381 Davis Rd

$ 1,306

Ladysmith Festival of Lights

1163 4th Ave

$ 7,794

Ladysmith Golf Club Society

380 Davis Rd

$ 3,074

Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary

910 1st Ave

$ 10,796

Ladysmith Maritime Society

616 Oyster Bay Dr

$ 2,679

Ladysmith Maritime Society

Unit C, I & M - 610 Oyster Bay Dr

$ 2,393

Ladysmith Maritime Society

Visitors Information Centre

$ 8,202

Ladysmith Resource Centre Association

630 2nd Ave

$ 12,442

Ladysmith Resource Centre Association

314 Buller

$ 5,926

Ladysmith Seniors Centre Society

630 2nd Ave

$ 12,442

Ladysmith Senior Citizens Housing Society

207 Jamison Rd

$ 6,268

Ladysmith Senior Citizens Housing Society

101 1st Ave

$ 6,767

Municipal Parking lot

17 Roberts St

$ 2,605

Municipal Parking lot

25 Roberts St

$ 1,935

Pentecostal Assemblies

1149 4th Ave

$ 2,451

St John's Masonic Temple

26 Gatacre St

$ 2,338

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1135 4th Ave

$ 7,884

United Church of Canada

232 High Street

$ 1,313

Total

$ 156,329

Revitalization Exemptions

Mees, Adine and Van Seters, David

341 1st Ave

469

Antique Addict - Joy/Goldie

12 Roberts St

528

Total

$ 997

Total Exemptions

$ 157,326


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