Property Tax Payment Due July 4, 2023
Your property taxes are an important source of funds required for the District to continue providing essential services.
Approximately 50% of your tax bill is collected by the District and remitted to other taxing authorities. The District is required to remit these funds by August 1 even if they have not been collected.
Property Tax Deferment Helps Pay Your Taxes By The Due Date
Deferring your property taxes ensures the District has access to the funds required to maintain services, while property owners make the payment later. Under this program, the Province pays property taxes on behalf of eligible owners, who then pay the Province back later.
Homeowners may qualify for the deferment program if they meet the following criteria:
- 55 or older during the current year
- it is your principal or primary residence
- a surviving spouse of any age
- a person with disabilities
- a parent, stepparent or financially supporting a child
To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment.
How To Pay Your 2023 Property Taxes
It's easy to pay your taxes from home. Whether you bank online or by phone, or mail a cheque, there are lots of ways you can safely pay your property taxes.
A late payment penalty of five percent will be applied to any unpaid current taxes on July 5, 2023. An additional five percent penalty will be applied to all outstanding current taxes on September 2, 2023.
Homeowner Grant Program
Starting January 1, 2021, municipalities will no longer accept retroactive or current year Home Owner Grant applications.
To apply you will need the roll number located at the top of your tax notice and your SIN (social insurance number). To apply, please visit:
Annual Property Tax Sale
Properties with three years of unpaid taxes as of the last Monday in September will be offered for public auction with the starting bid being the upset price.