Assistance Programs for Residential Property Owners

Flood Alleviation Program

What is it?

The City of St. Catharines Flood Alleviation Program (FLAP) provides grants of up to $3,000 to homeowners who have documented recurring sanitary back-ups as a result of sewer surcharging.

How does it work?

When a back-up occurs, the homeowner can call the program co-ordinator, who will review the situation. Each house is reviewed individually to ensure the eligible work will provide the required protection. When the review is completed, the co-ordinator will then advise the homeowner of their eligibility and options.
FLAP consists of a grant to offset the cost of eligible work, which may include:

  • The installation of a backwater valve to stop sewage back-ups
  • The installation of a sump pump with battery back-up
  • The disconnection of weeping tiles from the sanitary sewer
  • The re-connection of these weeping tiles to the sump pump
  • All materials, labour and the restoration of the disturbed property

The maximum allowable amount funded by the City of St. Catharines is $3,000 per home.

For more information contact:

Jason Culp
Program Document Technician
905.688.5601 ext. 2194
Email Jason

Cancellation, Reduction, Refund of Taxes

There are circumstances where a property owner can apply for a Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Property Taxes. These reasons may include, but are not limited to, a change in property class, or a demolition or fire.

For more information, email our Financial Services Department or call 905.688.5601 ext. 1453.

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