Permissive Tax Exemptions

Exempt properties 2020-2023

Pursuant to Section 224 of the Community Charter, Bowen Island Municipal Council intends to adopt a bylaw exempting from property taxation for four years (2020-2023) the lands and improvements or both that are owned or held by charitable, philanthropic or other not for profit organizations and that Council considers are used for a purpose that is directly related to the purposes of the Corporation.  The properties being considered at the Council meeting of October 15, 2019, and the estimated total property taxes  that would otherwise be imposed if they were not exempt can be found here.

You can provide your feedback about the permissive tax exmeptions being considered by Council by sending an e-mail to Your submission will be received by Council and will be placed on the public meeting agenda.

Questions? Please contact Raj Hayre, Chief Financial Officer at 604-947-4255 or

Applying for a Permissive Tax Exemption

Section 224 of the Community Charter gives Council the authority to exempt certain properties from municipal property taxes. Council considers Permissive Tax Exemptions for non-profit organizations that contribute to the well being of Bowen Island residents and makes improvements to their quality of life.

Organizations thinking of applying for a Permissive Tax Exemption must successfully meet the criteria as outlined in the Permissive Tax Exemption Policy.

Applications are due by 4:30 pm on June 30 every year.


Last Updated on 2019-10-02 at 9:37 AM