Property tax payments, help, and information
Property taxes are one of the City's biggest revenue sources, and are critical to the health and liveability of our city.
Your tax dollars help pay for many of our essential services, such as police, fire fighting, and emergency rescue.
We also rely on property tax revenues to build stronger communities.
Your payments help us fund our recreation and community centres, libraries, parks, services for the disadvantaged, and much more.
When are property taxes due?
Property taxes are due twice a year in Vancouver:
- The second business day in February
- The second business day in July
Keep these dates handy so you can pay on time and avoid the 5% penalty for late payment.
Tuesday, February 3
Friday, July 3
Have your taxes increased?
Learn some possible reasons why this happened.
To help pay for City programs, services, and investments in 2015, Council approved increases of:
- 2.4% for property taxes
- 4.3% for utility fees for water, sewer, and solid waste (averaged)
Your property taxes may increase when the:
Based on a combination of these reasons, your property tax may increase at a percentage that's different from what Council approved.
Find out all of the ways you can pay your Vancouver property tax, learn about deferring your taxes, set up a tax installment prepayment plan, and read about penalties and late payments.
The home owner grant program is a provincial program to help reduce the amount of property tax you pay. You must claim the grant each year. Find out if you are eligible, and claim your grant online.
Change your mailing address, or name on your land title. Find out information about your property, including your assessed property value and your property's legal description. Request a tax certificate.
The City sends out tax notices twice a year by mail. Find out when you will receive your advanced tax and main tax notices, learn how to get your notice electronically, and request a new tax notice.
Learn how to read your main and advance tax notices, and find out about tax rates, land assessment averaging, local improvement charges, and revised taxes.
Find information about property taxes for new owners of a property. Learn about receiving your tax notice, apportionment, and other issues that affect new owners of a property.