Property tax payments, help, and information

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Advance property taxes are due February 2

Advance property taxes are half of your total 2015 tax amount, after deducting any home owner grant amount, rounded to the nearest dollar.

Advance tax notices are issued in the last week of November.

Advance tax payments, help, and information

How much do you owe?

View your property tax and utility account balance, bills, payment history, home owner grant claims, and utility consumption.

Ways to pay

You can pay property taxes by online banking, by mail, at City Hall, at your bank or ATM, and with your mortgage payments. Learn more about the ways to pay.

Advance tax notice help

Understand your annual advance property tax notice with a bill-explainer infographic, and get tips to pay your advance taxes.

Property taxes are due twice per year

Taxes are due the second business day in February and July. Late payments are charged a penalty of 5 per cent.

Tax due dates for 2016

Advance taxes:
Tuesday, February 2

Main taxes:
Tuesday, July 5

How your tax payments help our city

Property taxes are one of the City's biggest revenue sources, and are critical to the health and liveability of our city.

Your payments help fund:

  • Many of our essential services like police, fire fighting, and emergency rescue
  • Stronger communities and services for the disadvantaged
  • Recreation and community centres, libraries, parks, and much more

Get your balance and find ways to pay

Pay your taxes

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.

Do you qualify for tax savings?

Claiming your home owner grant

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.

Find or update property details

Managing your account

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.

Billing schedules and replacement bills

Receiving your notice

Advance tax notices are issued in late November and main tax notices in late May each year. Get your bill by email. Learn why you may not get a bill.

Do you have questions about your bill or how property taxes work?

tax questions

Understanding your tax bill and property taxes

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.

Have you recently purchased a new house or condo?

tax information for new homeowners

Tax information for new home owners

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.

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