Property Tax

The GNWT's taxation regime is designed to provide financial resources to help meet the Territories' responsibilities in funding public services such as health care and education. Although tax revenues comprise a significant portion of the NWT's total revenue, the bulk of the Territories' financial resources are provided by the Territorial Formula Financing Grant from Canada.  The NWT's taxation regime is continually reviewed to ensure consistency with the Territories' policy objectives while maintaining fairness and competitiveness.

A system of taxation that requires lessees, owners or occupiers of land and buildings to pay an amount of money based on the value of their land and buildings.  Everyone who owns or occupies property, including individuals, businesses and industry pays property tax.

Property Tax Resources

If you own property in the NWT's General Taxation Area, or plan to own property in it, you may get more information about:

 

Region

Phone

Fax

South Slave

867-872-7280

867-872-2114

Deh Cho

867-695-7226

867-695-2029

North Slave

867-392-6921

867-392-6312

North Slave-Yellowknife

867-920-8084

867-873-0622

Inuvik

867-777-7121

867-777-7352

Sahtu

867-587-2161

867-587-2044

 
  1. Property Assessment: from Assessment Section, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, N.W.T, X1A 2L9, (867) 920-3023, or (867) 873-7563.
  2. Property Taxation: from Tax Administration Section, Department of Finance, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, N.W.T, X1A 2L9,  (867) 767-9244 or Toll-Free at 1-800-661-0820
  3. Tax Relief Programs: from Municipal Affairs Division, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, X1A 2L9, (867) 920-6303.
  4. You may also review the Property Assessment and Taxation Act online at http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca. Click on "Legislation" and then search alphabetically for "Property Assessment and Taxation Act".

Contact Information

Government of the NWT 
Treasury Division, Department of Finance
 
PO Box 1320 
5th Floor, Arthur Laing Building 
5003 - 49th Street 
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2L9

Telephone: 867.767.9244 
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0820 
Fax: 867.920.4357 
Email: NWT_TAX@gov.nt.ca