Renewing your tax deferral

Once you’ve been approved for the Tax Deferment Program, you must send us a completed renewal application form to keep deferring your taxes in subsequent years.

You should receive a Statement of Account and a renewal application form from the provincial government by late May (around the same time your tax notice is sent).

Complete the mailed renewal form or download the renewal form online External website.

Don't submit duplicate forms.

If you lease your property from the Crown or the City of Vancouver, learn how to renew your deferment External website .

When you need to submit your renewal form

Submit your Tax Deferment Program renewal form to the City by the second business day in July each year to avoid a 5% penalty charge.

Also, remember to claim your home owner grant by this date as well.

This is the same date that your property taxes are due.

If you miss the date, you have until December 31 to submit your renewal, but you must pay any outstanding penalties before your renewal will be processed.

The City accepts renewal forms by mail or in person

You can mail your renewal form to the City or deliver it to City Hall in person to:

  • Revenue Services on the Ground Floor
  • The mail slot at the 12th Avenue entrance
  • The kiosk in the parking lot (available during the last week before the tax due date)

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