January 6, 2023 Newsletter

Special Edition Newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

Special Edition Newsletter - Vacant Unit Tax

Vacant Unit Tax (VUT) declaration period and corresponding online portal are now open.

Residential property owners in the City of Ottawa can now complete their 2022 occupancy declaration. The deadline to declare a property’s occupancy status for 2022 is March 16, 2023. Late declarations will be accepted until April 30.

In 2023, the late fee will be waived to provide additional time for residents to complete their declaration. 

The mandatory declaration is primarily completed directly in the online portal, through the Vacant Unit Tax home page on Ottawa.ca, or MyService Ottawa.

Several options are also available to help residential property owners requiring assistance in completing the declaration:

  • Call Revenue Services at 613-580-2444 and select option 3 to complete a declaration over the phone

  • Book an in-person appointment at the Mary Pitt Centre, 100 Constellation Drive, by calling 613-580-2444 and selecting option 3.

  • Call 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service, which uses internet and mobile phone technologies to connect callers with real-time sign language interpretation.

A second notice will be sent to residential property owners next week. It will include their roll number, access code and more information on how to declare. Property owners who have already completed the declaration can disregard this second notice. Residents registered with MyServiceOttawa can go directly to the declaration from their property tax account.

More information is available at ottawa.ca/vut and on my website.

Additional information:

Vacant Unit Tax Facts (ottawa.ca)

Quick Guide to Complete your Declaration:

Quick guide to complete your online VUT declaration (ottawa.ca)



Please note, my regular newsletter will resume publication next week.

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