Calendar dates

Tax deadlines and penalties

Property tax is due twice a year in Vancouver: 

  • Advance taxes are due the second business day of February
  • Main taxes are due the second business day of July ( You can make your payment at any time after receiving your tax notice in the mail.)

Empty Homes Tax (VacancyTax) payment for 2021 is due April 14, 2022.

Property tax

Dates What's due

November 2, 2022

Tax sale

If taxes remain unpaid at the end of three years, the property is publicly auctioned at a tax sale to recover the taxes owing.

December 31, 2021

Balance for the year

Any 2021 balance that remains unpaid after this date become tax arrears, and accrue interest of 6.45% effective January 1, 2022.

February 2, 2022

Advance taxes

Last day to pay 2022 advance tax to avoid a 5% penalty on your unpaid balance.

July 5, 2022

Main taxes

Last day to pay 2022 main tax, claim your homeowner grant, and complete your deferment application or renewal to avoid a 5% penalty on your unpaid balance.

Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax)

Dates What's due

February 2, 2022

Submit property status declaration

Last day to submit your 2021 Empty Homes Tax property status declaration. Failure to declare will result in your property being deemed vacant and subject to a Vacancy Tax at a rate of 3% of the property’s assessed taxable value. A $250 fine will also apply.

April 14, 2022

Payment due

Last day to pay your 2021 Vacancy Tax (Empty Homes Tax) to avoid a 5% penalty on your unpaid balance.

July 5, 2022

Final deadline to make 2020 late declaration.

Access your property tax account

The fastest and easiest way to access your account and declared property status.

Log in to your account

Set up an online account. You will need your access code. It can be found on your tax notice.

Get your property tax account balance. No login or registration required.