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How do I make a claim for the Landscaping Credit?

Fill out the Landscaping Credit Application Form 2019 (pdf) . Printed copies are available for pick up at the Land & Economic Development department (see below for address). Supporting documentation for incurred costs will be required at the time of application. Once the application form is completed, a review of the application, supporting documents and a site visit to verify completion of work will occur. Applications must be received in person by December 11, 2021, at:

Land & Economic Development, 4th Floor City Hall
4914 – 48 Ave, Red Deer

What is considered acceptable supporting documentation?

Documentation such as agreements, invoices, and receipts must clearly identify the type and quantity of goods purchased or services provided. The following information should be clearly provided during application:

  • Vendor/contractor including business address and GST registration number
  • A description of the goods and date purchased
  • The date when the goods were delivered (keep your delivery slip as proof) 
  • The date when the work or services were performed
  • The amount of the invoice
  • Proof of payment: full payment must be evident on the receipt or invoices, such as credit card slip or cheque received.
Can I perform the work myself?

Yes. You can still receive credit for all eligible materials, fixtures and equipment rental expenses. However, the value of your labour is not eligible (you can’t invoice yourself for the labour).

Can I hire a family member and still be eligible?

It depends. Labour expenses are not eligible unless the services are provided by a person who is registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) under the Excise Tax Act. So, if your brother-in-law is registered for the GST and if all other conditions are met, the expense will be eligible for the credit.

How is the credit calculated?

The landscaping credit applies to expenses incurred in the date range mentioned previously, up to $12,500 including GST. Your claim can include a variety of expense types (invoice for labour, receipts for products, etc), and the totals will be added together. Once your claim reaches $12,500, any outstanding items will no longer be eligible.

What does “close on your lot” mean?

Closing on your lot is the technical term The City uses for the point at which Title has been transferred from The City to the lot purchaser. The City requires lot purchasers to close on their lot within 60 days of signing the Land Sale Agreement.