Seniors and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief

The Senior Citizens’ and Disabled Persons’ Property Tax Relief is a program that helps seniors and people with disabilities pay less or no property tax. Taxes are lowered depending on the type of property owned or occupied. You have to apply for this program every year.

Download Property Tax Relief Application Form

Can I apply for the Program if I live with someone else?

Yes. You can be the only owner or a part owner of the property being taxed.

How do I know if I live in the General Taxation Area (GTA)?

The GTA includes all land in the Northwest Territories except cities, towns and villages.

How do I know if I live in the Municipal Taxation Area (MTA)?

The following six cities, towns or villages are in the MTA:

  1. Yellowknife
  2. Hay River
  3. Fort Smith
  4. Fort Simpson
  5. Inuvik
  6. Norman Wells

How much can I get off my property taxes?

In the General Taxation Area (GTA), the GNWT provides a 100% rebate to qualified citizens.

In the Municipal Taxation Areas (MTA), Municipalities are in charge of the program. You’ll need to contact your local government to find out more information about the Program

If I live in a community in the General Taxation Area, how can I apply?

You’ll need to fill out the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Application and Declaration Form. This form is available on MACA’s website, or by visiting one of MACA’s offices, or by contacting your local Community Government.

If I live in a community in the Municipal Taxation Area, how can I apply?

You’ll need to contact your local Community Government to see if you can apply.

What’s the definition of a disabled person for this Program?

A disabled person means an individual who at any time on or before December 31 of the application year:

  • is in receipt of a pension or allowance
    • for a total disability or a partial disability of at least 25% under the Workers Compensation Act,
    • for a severe and prolonged disability under the Canada Pension Plan, or
    • for a disability of at least 50% under the War Veterans Allowance Act; or
  • produces a medical certificate satisfactory to the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs indicating that the person suffers from a severe or prolonged disability and setting out the nature and extent of the disability

What’s the definition of a senior citizen for this Program?

A senior citizen is defined as someone who is 65 years old on or before December 31 of the application year.