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Tax Adjustments

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Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Taxes

Property owners may apply to adjust taxes to reflect a significant change in their property.  Under certain conditions, Town Council has the authority to accept applications for cancellation, reduction or a refund of property taxes, as per Sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act RSO 2001, C 25. Examples of eligible criteria are:

  • Repairs or renovations that prevent the normal use of the land for a minimum of 3 months.
  • Tax classification changes.
  • Lands that have become Exempt
  • Structures razed or damaged by fire or demolitions.
  • Removal of a mobile home.
  • If the property has become vacant land or excess land since the return of the last assessment roll.
  • If the ratepayer has experienced sickness or extreme poverty they may apply to have their appeal heard by the Assessment Review Board.
  • Gross or manifest errors.


Download the 357/358 application form.

Applications may also be obtained at the tax office at:

360 Dibble Street West
Prescott, ON
K0E 1T0
Telephone: (613) 925-2812.