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Pay your taxes through your bank or credit union

Paying your taxes through your bank's online services is the fastest way to pay and get an instant confirmation receipt. 

You can also pay your taxes at the bank in person or by phone.

How much do you owe?

Set up an online account. You will need your access code. It can be found on your tax notice.

Log in to your account

Get your property tax account balance. No login or registration required.

Banks may require you to register before accepting tax payment

 Your bank may require you to register a payee before they will accept your payment in-branch, at an ATM, by phone, or online.

  • Property tax payee: "City of Vancouver Property Tax"
  • Empty Homes Tax payee: City of Vancouver Vacancy Tax"

Registration can usually be done online or by visiting your branch.

Pay online: Property tax

If you do online banking with a Canadian bank, you can pay your taxes online.

Before you pay your property tax online, you will need to:

1. Get your 12-digit folio number

2. Set up your account

Pay online: Empty Homes Tax

If you do online banking with a Canadian bank, you can pay your taxes online.

Before you pay your Empty Homes Tax online, you will need to:

1. Get your 8-digit Vacancy Tax account number

2. Set up your account

Visit the bank: Property tax and Empty Homes Tax

You can pay your property taxes and Empty Homes Tax in person or by ATM (Automated Teller Machine).

Please contact your bank prior to arriving at your bank or using an ATM:

  • You will often need to bring your original tax notice (Property tax notice for property tax; Vacancy Tax notice for Empty Homes Tax) and stub when visiting your bank in person.
  • You will need to set up an ATM service through your bank first before you try to pay through an ATM. 

 Keep your ATM receipt as proof of your property tax and Empty Homes Tax payment date.Sometimes there is a delay when processing payments through ATM machines. (Contact your bank to check whether or not there is a delay when using their machines.)

Empty Homes Tax declaration due date

Declaration for 2017:  February 2, 2018

Empty Homes Tax payment: April 16, 2018

Unpaid tax added to property tax bill: December 31, 2018

How to submit your declaration

2018 property tax due dates

Advance taxes: Friday, February 2

Main taxes: Wednesday, July 4

Home owner grant: Wednesday, July 4

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Remember to claim your home owner grant

You must claim your home owner grant each year, even if you are paying through your mortgage or deferring your payment. 

 Some banks do not forward the remittance stub that contains your home owner grant application to us. If this is the case, claim your home owner grant. 

Claim your grant online