The Township of Mapleton's Finance Department has compiled a list of grants, loans and rebate programs that may benefit our residents and business owners.
Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program
As a farmland owner in Ontario, you may be eligible to apply for a property tax reduction through the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program. As an eligible applicant under the program:
- Your farm residence and one acre of surrounding land will be taxed at your municipality's residential tax rate
- The remainder of the farm assessment on the property will be taxed at 25% of the residential tax rate
Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Rebate
County of Wellington Tax Rebate
The County of Wellington offers a tax relief program for low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities. The intent of this program is to provide a mechanism to assist those least able to pay a significant increase in taxes due to a reassessment. Applications must be received by the first of November of the taxation year in which the relief is being requested. For more information, please contact the Township of Mapleton's Finance Department at 519-638-3313 or visit the County of Wellington tax relief webpage.
Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant
In addition to the tax rebate offered by the County, the Province provides a grant to help low income seniors with the cost of their property taxes. For more information on the Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant program, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website.
Tile Loan Drainage Program
Authorized by the Tile Drainage Act, this program provides loans to agricultural property owners to help them finance tile drainage projects. Applications are received at the Township office and approved by council. All tile loans have 10-year terms, and repayments are made annually. Landowners are eligible for a loan of up to 75% of the value of the tile drainage work. For current loan interest rates please contact the Township office.
For more information on the tile loan program, please contact the Township of Mapleton at 519-638-3313 or the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) at 1-800-469-2285.
Trees for Mapleton
Trees for Mapleton is a community initiative developed to increase the amount of tree cover in the township. It is supported by the Township of Mapleton, local landowners, the Grand River Conservation Authority, the Wellington Green Legacy Program, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Since the program began, over 250,000 trees have been planted.
Community Improvement Plans
The Township of Mapleton is committed to working in partnership with our residents and business owners. That commitment is the basis for our Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and subsequent Urban Design Guidelines. Mapleton's CIP provides a series of municipal funding incentives in order to stimulate physical improvements within our defined Project Area. The overall intent of the CIP is to revitalize Mapleton and strengthen the economic base of our community.
To apply for the project funding please fill out the CIP Financial Incentive Program Grant Application and return it to the Township of Mapleton Office. If you have any questions please call 519.638.3313 x 042.
For more information on the program please contact the Township of Mapleton at 519-638-3313 x 042.