The Sarnia Transit Special Service Area Tax Rate is for properties that are within a 450 meter radius of a transit route. These properties are taxed to reflect this on their property tax bill. Taxes collected partially cover the cost of providing Sarnia Transit services, along with revenue from the transit users.
The City’s GIS (Geographic Information System) is utilized to determine which properties are included in the Special Service Area Tax Rate area. The 450 meter radius is measured “as the crow flies” from an owner’s property to the transit route.