Pensioner's Rebate on Property Rates

People who can apply for a rebate on property rates must be registered property owners who are:

  • 60 years and older;
  • Disability grantees; and/or
  • People who were medically boarded.

This is not an automatic rebate and should be applied for annually. Application forms for the pensioners’ rebate on property rates are available from any City of Tshwane office or the City of Tshwane website.

The following criteria must be met:

The applicant must 

  • Be the registered owner of the property;
  • Be 60 years of age or older upon application;
  • Submit a certified copy of a valid identity document as proof of his/her age;
  • Submit proof of his/her monthly income from all sources, including the income of his/her spouse;
  • Not receive an indigent assessment rates rebate; 
  • Provide medical proof of disability and/or a certificate by a medical officer of health; and
  • The applicant’s account must be paid in full or, if not, an arrangement to pay the debt must be in place.

The property concerned must –

  • Consist of one dwelling, and no part thereof must be sublet or occupied by anyone other than the applicant and his/her spouse, if any, and dependants without income, if any; and
  • Be categorised as residential.

The pensioners’ rebate on property rates is levied only for one financial year, which means beneficiaries must apply at the beginning of every financial year.

The pensioners’ rebate on property rates will terminate in the following instances:

  • Death of the applicant;
  • Alienation of the property; and
  • When the applicant ceases to reside permanently on the property.

Please note that you have to re-apply every year at the end of June.

For more enquiries on this programme, send an email to