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Fire Protection Grant

The Fire Protection Grant is an unconditional grant to municipalities and villages to offset the cost of providing fire protection services to provincial properties that are exempted from receiving a grant-in-lieu of property tax. The purpose of the grant is to contribute towards providing fire protection services to provincial properties not otherwise subject to payment of a grant-in-lieu of property taxes.

Grant Calculation

Fire protection grant = fire protection rate x property assessment value

How Municipalities Apply

Municipalities are required to provide the Department of Municipal Affairs with a list of properties they believe are eligible for the Fire Protection Grant as part of their Statement of Estimates (SOE). The submitted list of properties is verified by Municipal Affairs staff before payment is made.

Please also be advised that the SOE, including the Fire Protection Grant data, is due each year no later than September 30th.