The programs are offered for the downtown areas of Blenheim, Bothwell, Chatham, Dresden, Erieau, Highgate, Merlin, Morpeth, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Tilbury, Wallaceburg, and Wheatley.

The boundaries for these downtown areas are defined in the Downtown and Main Street Areas Community Improvement Plan (DCIP). All projects must be consistent with the goals of the DCIP, including buildings or rehabilitating lands.

Tax Grant Programs

Property Tax Increment Equivalent

Rebate of the incremental increases in municipal portion of the property taxes as a result of building improvements, land rehabilitation and adding new residential units. Grants for 100% of the increase in the municipal portion of the property taxes resulting from reassessment of the property following rehabilitation for 5 years following successful completion of the approved work.

For more information, please contact:

Planning Services
315 King Street West
Chatham, ON N7M 5K8
Phone: 519.360.1998
Fax: 519.436.3237