Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

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Please see the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program Guide for details on how to enter the MFTIP.


The forms needed to prepare a managed forest plan are found in “A Guide to Stewardship Planning for Natural Areas”.

The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) is a voluntary program available to landowners who own four hectares or more of forest land, and who agree to prepare and follow a Managed Forest Plan for their property.


Under the MFTIP, participating landowners have their property reassessed and classified as Managed Forest and taxed at 25 percent of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties.


To participate in the MFTIP, landowners must agree to certain conditions including preparing and following a managed forest plan for their forest. The plan must be approved by an individual certified by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) as a Managed Forest Plan Approver. The plan improves the owner's knowledge of the forest and increases the owner's participation in managing the forest. In turn, this helps to encourage the stewardship of Ontario's private forests. Find a Managed Forest Plan Approver.

To qualify for a re-assessment under the MFTIP for the upcoming calendar year, your application and Managed Forest Plan must be received no later than June 30th.

Contact Us:


Ministry of Natural Resources

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

300 Water Street, 5th S

Peterborough ON K9J 8M5