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Property tax

Property taxes help fund:

  • Many of our essential services like police, fire fighting, and emergency rescue
  • Recreation and community centres, libraries, parks, and much more
  • Services and support programs to build stronger communities

2016 tax due dates

Advance taxes: Tuesday, February 2

Main taxes: Tuesday, July 5

Home owner grant: Tuesday, July 5

 Mailing your payment, deferment form, or home owner grant?
A possible postal disruption may delay its delivery. 

We must have your payment or deferment and home owner grant by July 5 even if there is a Canada Post service disruption.

To make sure your payment arrives on time and without a 5% penalty, please consider paying your taxes through your bank, claiming your home owner grant online, or drop-off your payment or home owner grant at City Hall.

 Canada Post postmarks are not proof of an on-time payment receipt. 

Balance and tax notice

Get your account balance. Sign-up for eBilling to get your next notice by email. Learn why you may not get a notice.

Paying your taxes

Pay your property taxes through your bank, City Hall, or your mortgage. Learn more about ways to pay, deadlines, and penalties.

Claiming your home owner grant

Reduce the amount of property tax you pay. Claim your home owner grant each year. Find out if you are eligible, and claim your grant online.

Find and change property information

Find and change information about your property, and get a tax certificate through your BC OnLine account.

Understanding your tax notice

Learn how to read your main and advance tax notices, and find out about tax rates, land assessment averaging, and more.

Tax sale property auction

We hold an auction each November called the “tax sale”. At the tax sale, properties with three years of unpaid property taxes are offered for sale.

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