A permissive tax exemption is available for qualifying West Kelowna based, registered not-for-profit organizations using property for municipal, recreational, religious, cultural or charitable purposes.
The renewal application is confirmation that ownership and use of property has not changed and will be reviewed and approved before a permissive tax exemption is granted for the following year.
Places of Worship, Private Schools and Hospitals
Places of worship, private schools and hospitals are required to complete the "Churches, Private Schools, and Hospitals Application" every five years.
The City of West Kelowna will administer these applications on a five year cycle. If the application is approved, the organization is exempt for the number of years remaining in the cycle.
Five Year Cycle
At the end of the 5 year cycle all organizations must complete an application for the next 5 years. It is the organization’s responsibility to notify the City of West Kelowna of any changes in property ownership and/or use of the property.