Permissive Tax Exemption

Permissive tax exemption is available for qualifying, Creston-based, charitable or non-profit organizations, athletic or service clubs, care facilitities, and private hospitals. Statutory exemptions are made for places of public worship, cemeteries, libraries, seniors’ facilities, and hospitals. Organizations that own or lease property in Creston that is used for the benefit of the community can request to be exempted from paying property taxes by filling out an application.

A permissive tax exemption is a means for Council to support organizations within the community to enhance quality of life (economic, social, cultural). Permissive tax exemptions are authorized under section 224 of the Community Charter. 

Council will consider applications for permissive tax exemptions every 3 years with the opportunity to apply will be advertised in the local newspaper and online. The last intake for Permissive Tax Exemptions was 2022. 

For more information, or to request the Permissive Tax Exemption Policy contact: 

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