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Understand your property tax notice

COVID-19 update: payments

Pay online via your bank or financial institution, it's the quickest and easiest way. You can also pay at an ATM, or by mailing or dropping off a cheque. Cash payments are not accepted.

You will receive two property tax notices a year:

View video: How your property taxes are calculated

Types of property tax notices

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.

Property tax due dates

Advance taxes: February 2, 2021

Main taxes: July 5, 2021

Home owner grant: July 5, 2021 (Grant may be claimed once the main tax notice is received.)

Understanding your taxes in depth

Property tax rates

Learn how property tax rates are set and what influences the tax rate on your property. Find the current property tax rates.

Tax relief proposal

We have asked the Province to revise the legislation to create a new commercial sub-class for property taxes.

Update your mailing address

Recently moved or own multiple properties? Update your address with BC Assessment to keep your contact information current.

Additional school tax

Residential properties valued above $3 million (before land averaging is applied) may be subject to the additional tax.

Land assessment averaging

We provide land assessment averaging to give temporary relief to property owners by phasing in tax increases over time.

Local improvement charges

Learn about local improvements: what they are, your payment options, how to pay and more.

Revised taxes

You may get a revised tax notice if you win an appeal of your property assessment against BC Assessments.

Apportionment

New owner or developer? Learn about and how to request apportionment—the re-distribution of the taxes from the property developer to the new strata properties.