Permissive Tax Exemption

Property Tax Exemption is available to Township of Langley-based organizations registered as a not-for-profit organization, and using property for municipal, recreational, religious, cultural, or charitable purposes.

To be eligible for a Permissive Tax Exemption, an organization must meet the requirements under the Community Charter, and comply with the  following Township of Langley policy and guidelines. For further information, refer to:

Application Deadline

The deadline is July 15 of the current year for the following year exemption.

Application Forms

Not-For-Profit Organizations

  • Applicants are required to complete a Not-For-Profit Application  for the 2016 exemption year.
  • Not-For-Profit Application is required annually; ownership and property use is reviewed and approved before a permissive tax exemption can be granted. 
  • New applicants will receive notification whether the application is approved or denied.

Places of Worship

  • New applicants are required to complete the Places of Worship Application  for the 2017 exemption year. 
  • The Township of Langley will administer these applications on a five-year cycle. (See below for schedule.)
  • If the application is approved, the organization will be exempt for the number of years remaining in the cycle.
  • In the interim years, organizations are required to complete a Declaration of Use Certificate  as confirmation that ownership and property use has not changed.
  • At the end of this five-year cycle, all organizations will complete the full application for the next five-year cycle.
  • It is the organization’s responsibility to notify the Township of any changes in property ownership and/or property use.
Initial Application Year Number of Years of Exemption Application Due Date
2014 5 years July 15, 2013
2015 4 years July 15, 2014
2016 3 years July 15, 2015
2017 2 years July 15, 2016
2018 1 year July 15, 2017