Vacant Unit Tax

The City’s Vacant Unit Tax (VUT) declaration period and corresponding online portal are now open. Residential property owners 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 30th. In 2023, the late fee will be waived to provide additional time for residents to complete their declaration.

The mandatory declaration is primarily completed online directly in the online portal, through the Vacant Unit Tax home page or MyService Ottawa. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Several options are also available to help residential property owners requiring assistance in completing the declaration, including seniors and persons with disabilities:

  • Call Revenue Services at 613-580-2444 and selecting option 3 to complete a declaration over the phone, or to book an in-person appointment at the Mary Pitt Centre at 100 Constellation Drive.
  • Call 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service – which uses internet and mobile phone technologies to connect the caller with real-time sign language interpretation.

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