Residential Property Taxes
2016 Property Taxes are due July 4
View your property tax notice and balance online through your MyCity account. Need a MyCity account? Register now.
Request Property Tax Notice
Property tax notices are usually mailed at the end of May. If you did not receive your Property Tax Notice, please contact the Finance Department. If you are registered for MyCity, you can view your property tax notice online. You can also change your billing preference with MyCity to receive your notice by email.
Property taxes are due regardless of whether you received a property tax notice.
Consequences of unpaid taxes
Taxes unpaid by the due date (the first working day in July) are subject to a 5% penalty, and an additional 5% is levied on the second Thursday in August. Any remaining balance outstanding as of January 1 will accrue interest daily.
If you do not pay your taxes for three consecutive years, your property will be sold at the City’s Annual Tax Sale held on the last Monday of September.
The Province of British Columbia also offers options to defer your property taxes. More information on this is available through the links below.
Home Owner Grant
The Home Owner Grant is a Provincial program that reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence and must be claimed for every year that you are eligible by the tax due date. To claim your Home Owner Grant, please complete and return the application form found on the front of your tax notice or complete the application online. Please note that most banks no longer accept the Home Owner Grant application.
Claim your Home Owner Grant now!
Qualifying for the Home Owner Grant
For more information about qualifying for the Home Owner Grant, please visit the Province's Home Owner Grant website.
Province of British Columbia Home Owner Grant website.