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Ways to pay your taxes

Revenue Services is currently located at 515 West 10th Avenue while renovation work is completed at the City Hall location.

Pay online through your bank, it's the quickest and easiest way. You can also pay at an ATM, or by mailing or dropping off a cheque.

How to avoid a penalty

To avoid a 5% penalty on your advance and main taxes, we must receive your:

  • Advance tax payment by February 2, 2024
  • Main tax payment by July 3, 2024
  • Home owner grant (if eligible) by July 3, 2024
  • Deferral agreement (if deferring your property taxes) by July 3, 2024

You can pay your property tax and Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax):

You can also pay your property tax through your mortgage payments. 

Taxes can't be paid by credit card or wire transfer.

There is no deferral or TIPP program for the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax).

What's happeningCouncil approves Development Potential Relief Program

On March 8, 2023, City Council approved a pilot Development Potential Relief Program to provide tax relief to independent, small businesses, and community partners who are paying disproportionately high taxes due to the assessed value of their properties based on their development potential.

Learn more about the program

Through your bank or credit union

Pay your taxes online, by phone, or in person through your bank or credit union.

Drop off, mail, or hand in your payment in person

Send your payment by mail or drop it into our mail slot. You can also hand in your payment in person at Revenue Services

Deadlines and penalties

Find out when your taxes are due, how to avoid penalties, and what you will be charged if your tax payment is late.

Pay by-law notice

Review and pay your Vacancy Tax (Empty Homes Tax) by-law notice online, or pay by phone or in person.

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.

Property tax payment programs

Through your mortgage

Pay your property tax through your mortgage payments. Remember: you will need to claim your home owner grant each year.

Instalment Plan

Prepay next year's property taxes with instalments deducted from your bank account. Or, pre-authorize withdrawals on tax due dates.

Defer your property taxes

Have a family with children? Or, are you aged 55 and older, a surviving spouse, or have a disability? Apply for a low-interest BC government loan to pay your property taxes.