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Ways to pay your taxes

COVID-19 update: payments

Sept. 14, 2020: Public access to City Hall is limited at this time. Please make payments online, through your bank, or by mailing or dropping off a cheque. Cash payments are not accepted. Due to physical distancing requirements, we cannot accommodate large lineups inside City Hall – in-person payments are discouraged. If you choose to pay in person, please come prepared to wait outside.

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.

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

How much do you owe?

Set up an online account. You will need your access code. It can be found on your tax notice.

Log in to your account

Get your property tax account balance. No login or registration required.

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 4, 2020
  • Main tax payment by September 30, 2020
  • Home owner grant (if eligible) by September 30, 2020
  • Deferral agreement (if deferring your property taxes) by September 30, 2020

Claim your grant online

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 in person at City Hall

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

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.

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.