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Heritage Grants and Tax Refund Programs

We created a Heritage Incentive Program for properties in Kingston designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. This overall program consists of two connected programs to help eligible property owners in Kingston. 

Heritage Property Grant program 

We would like to congratulate the 21 grant recipients in 2023 for their conservation efforts. For updates on the 2024 grant program and other heritage stories, subscribe to our Heritage Digest newsletter.

If you have a property and conservation project that qualifies, you can get half of your project's cost, up to $5,000, once every two years. You can apply from January 1 until the last business day in March. If the number of eligible applications is greater than the annual program budget, Heritage Services staff will choose the grant recipients.

A grant application may be associated with:

  • A new heritage permit
  • A previously approved heritage permit, provided that the approval was within the preceding 12 months

Create a MyKingston account to easily apply for a Heritage Property Grant program online.

Heritage Property Tax Refund program 

The Municipal Act, 2001, offers a 40 per cent tax refund per property (up to $5,000 of the total cost of conservation works with specific criteria) for properties with a heritage easement agreement. You can get this refund once every three years.  

You will receive this refund after you pay your taxes. You have until the end of February, the year after the tax year, to apply e.g., for the 2023 tax year, the deadline is Feb. 29, 2024. 

Create a MyKingston account to easily apply for a Heritage Property Tax Refund program online.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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