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 2020 is due April 16, 2021.

Property tax

Dates What's due

November 10, 2021

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, 2020

Balance for the year

Any 2020 balance that remains unpaid after this date become tax arrears, and accrue interest of 6.45% effective January 1, 2021.

February 2, 2021

Advance taxes

Last day to pay 2021 advance tax to avoid a 5% penalty on your unpaid balance.

July 5, 2021

Main taxes

Last day to pay 2021 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, 2021

Submit property status declaration

Last day to submit your 2020 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 1.25% of the property’s assessed taxable value. A $250 fine will also apply.

April 16, 2021

Payment due

Last day to pay your 2020 Vacancy Tax (Empty Homes Tax) to avoid a 5% penalty on your unpaid balance.

July 5, 2021

Final deadline to make 2019 late declaration.

Access your property tax account

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.