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Property taxes are due July 5

June 2 2016

Paying online is fast and convenient

Tax notices are currently being delivered to Vancouver property owners and the we offer some reminders to make the tax process smoother.

Property taxes, homeowner grant claims, and tax deferral renewals are due Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

If you haven't received a tax notice, you can look up your tax balance and print your tax notice online. All property owners, including new owners, are responsible for payment of taxes whether or not a tax notice is received.

Use our online services to avoid line-ups and delays

In the weeks leading up to the property tax due date, there may be long lines at our City Hall tax office and greater call volumes for our 3-1-1 information phone line.

Instead, try our online services to:

  • Claim your home owner grant, if you're eligible
  • Check your account balances and details
  • Save or print copies of your current and past tax notices
  • Sign up to receive your future tax and utility notices by email
  • Find answers to many tax questions
  • Watch a video about how property taxes are calculated

Try our property tax online services

You can make tax payments through online banking, by mail, or in person at your bank or at Vancouver City Hall. The quickest and most convenient way to pay taxes and submit a grant is online, which provides instant confirmation of receipt.

Higher limits for home owner grants

In 2016, the eligibility thresholds for the home owner grant program were raised by the provincial government:

  • Properties with an assessed value of up to $1.2 million are eligible for a grant.
  • Properties with an assessed value of more than $1.2 million are eligible for a reduced grant amount.
  • The basic grant is eliminated for assessed values of $1.314 million or more, and the seniors/additional grant is eliminated for assessed values of $1.369 million or more.

Owners may only claim one grant and must meet all other eligibility requirements. For questions about the threshold changes, contact the Province of BC's Home Owner Grant Administration Branch at hogadmin@gov.bc.ca or 1-888-355-2700.

Anyone claiming a home owner grant must apply every year. Most banks no longer accept home owner grants, so if you are paying taxes in person at a bank, you must submit your grant to us separately or claim online.