Permissive Tax Exemptions

Property Tax Exemption Application Process

Applications are now being accepted from Not-For-Profit Organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations for permissive property tax exemptions for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 tax years, in accordance with the Town of Smithers “Permissive Taxation Exemption Policy” and under the Provisions of Section 224 of the Community Charter.   

  • Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations that currently receive permissive property tax exemptions will have to re-apply to obtain future permissive tax exemptions.
  • Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations organizations that have not had permissive property tax exemptions in the past are eligible to apply.

Application forms must be fully completed in accordance with the requirements listed in the policy and on the application form. The completed application form, along with required documentation, must be submitted to the Smithers Town Office at 1027 Aldous Street, Box 879, Smithers, BC  V0J 2N0 by Friday August 13, 2021.

  • Places of Worship, Private Schools, Senior Care Facilities and Hospitals (that are eligible for statutory tax exemptions and that are in the Town’s current permissive tax bylaw) will automatically be added to the Town’s new Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw and do not need to apply.

Copies of the Town’s Permissive Taxation Exemption Policy and the Permissive Tax Exemption Application Form are also available at the Smithers Town Office. You may also request the application in word document format. 

If you have any questions about the application process; or questions as to whether your organization can apply, please contact:

Nese Walker, Senior Accounting Clerk
Smithers Town Office
phone: 250-847-1600





In accordance with Sections 224 and 227 of the Community Charter, Council of the Town of Smithers adopted  "Bylaw 1876:  2020 and 2021 Permissive Taxation Exemptions” at their October 8th, 2019 Regular Council meeting. 

The next cycle of 3 year permissive tax exemption applications will take place in the summer of 2021 for the 2022, 2023, and 2024 tax years.

Download the following documents: