Seniors Tax Relief Program

Property owners who are low income may qualify for the Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities program.

A person is eligible if, at the time of making the application, they are:

  • 65 years of age or older and in receipt of the guaranteed income supplement as outlined in the Old Age Security Act.  To verify whether you receive the GIS, contact Service Canada at 1.800.277.9914.  MUST provide a copy of GIS/GAINS letter

  OR

  • Eligible for or in receipt of an allowance, benefits or income support as a disabled person or as a person with a disability as outlined in the Family Benefits Act or the Ontario Disability Support Program Act.  MUST provide a copy of ODSP letter or equivalent proof of enrollment

  AND

  • A person who has owned real property within the County of Dufferin for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the application

   AND

  • A tax increase in excess of $50.00 was imposed on your property

If you feel you meet the above criteria and would benefit from this program, we encourage you to complete the application and forward it along with a copy of your final tax bill to the attention of The Treasurer at the following address:

Dufferin County Treasury
55 Zina Street, Orangeville ON L9W 1E5
T: 519.941.2816 ext.2804
F: 519.941.4565