Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP)

Helping Landowners Protect Ontario's Natural Heritage


Magnifying GlassOntario has a rich and varied natural heritage. Many of Ontario's most significant natural areas are privately owned. As the pressures on such areas increase, it is important to encourage private stewardship of the province's outstanding natural features.


The Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP) is designed to recognize, encourage and support the long-term private stewardship of Ontario's provincially significant conservation lands by providing property tax relief to those landowners who agree to protect the natural heritage values of their property. The current tax relief offered is 100 % tax exemption on that eligible portion of the property.


The CLTIP is not a land acquisition program. Participating landowners retain full ownership and property rights. This program is also not associated with Conservation Authorities or Conservation Authority properties and conservation areas.


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Applications for the 2015 tax year will be mailed the second week of May 2014.


Application deadline for the 2015 tax year is July 31, 2014.


Application deadline for 2014 CLTIP was July 31, 2013.

Request for Reconsideration (RFR) deadline for 2014 exemption was March 31, 2014.  Consequently, the RFR period has expired and new 2014 RFRs cannot be considered by the program at this time.




Fact Sheet: Enhancements to the Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program effective July 5, 2010.  (PDF, 46 kb)


Assessment questions? Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722).


Application Status Query



The Application Status Query helps you check the status of your annual application once you have returned it by mail.


The Application Status Query Tool will be available June 3, 2014 for the 2015 tax year. Please check your application status after that time but before the application deadline of July 31, 2014.

Note that in order to use this tool, you must have your property roll number and PIN as provided on your CLTIP application.



Find out more about your Application Status


If you have received an application in the past, but have not yet received it, contact us at 1-800-268-8959 or e-mail We will provide you with another copy.