Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program
If you are an older adult and a homeowner living in the Halton Region on a fixed income, you may qualify for the Older Adult Property Tax Deferral Program. The goal of the program is to help older residents on fixed incomes to manage the rising cost of living and remain in their homes.
To qualify for the program, you must be able to meet the following criteria:
- You are at least 65 years old.
- You own a home in Halton Region.
- At least one registered owner must have lived in the home (as their principal residence) for the last four years.
- Your combined pre-tax gross annual income (the applicant plus the property’s registered owners) must be less than $50,900.
- You are not participating in any other property tax deferral or rebate programs.
- You have paid your previous years’ property taxes in full.
The City of Burlington will review your eligibility for the program every year. Once deferral beings, you must submit a completed renewal by September 30 each year to stay in the program.
- If you do not apply for renewal by September 30, or if you are no longer eligible for the program, The City of Burlington will continue to defer your property taxes for that year.
- After this first year, you will have a one-year grace period to reapply and show your eligibility. The City of Burlington will continue to defer your taxes, interest-free, during this time.
- If you reapply during the grace period and are eligible for the program, your property taxes will continue to be deferred.
Unless you end participation, such as by selling your home, the program provides two full years to renew your application and show your eligibility before you must repay the remaining deferred taxes.
Enrolment in the program includes the following fees:
- Initial application fee of $50
- One time administration fee of $200
- Annual renewal application fee of $0
Please click here for the eligibility and calculator tool
Please click here for the application form
Please click here for the renewal application form
If you are a Hydro One customer in Burlington:
Home Assistance Program
Hydro One offers free energy-efficient upgrades to the home.
To be eligible for the program you have to be a Hydro One customer and:
- Own or rent your home or live in an eligible non-profit housing property
- Your gross household income for the last year is not more than these income levels
Or you have received one of the following in the past 12 months:
- Allowance for the Survivor
- Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Allowance for Seniors
- Ontario Works
- Ontario Disability Support Program
Or you have received a Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Grant or were part of the Ontario Electricity Support Program in the past 12 months
Click here for more information on the Home Assistance Program
A program offered through Hydro One where you pay the same amount each month to more efficiently manage your household budget.
How Budget Billing works:
- Monthly budget billing is set based on your billing history to even out your energy cost over a year
- Pay the same amount for six months, and on the six and nine months, your monthly payment amount is reassessed to make sure you are not paying too little or too much
- Have to lock in for 12 months