Home > Home, property, and development > Taxes > Property tax > Understanding your property tax notice
Man holding paper

Understand your property tax notice

You will receive two property tax notices a year:

  • Advance tax notice
  • Main tax notice

View video: How your property taxes are calculated

 

 

2018 property tax due dates

Advance taxes:  February 2, 2018

Main taxes: July 4, 2018

Home owner grant: July 4, 2018

Get a reminder

Sign-up for eBilling 

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.

Types of property tax notices

  • When it is sent out: Last week of November
  • Due date: Advance tax notices are always due on the second business day in February.

Your advance tax is 50% of last year’s total property taxes after subtracting any grant amounts. Our calculations are rounded to the nearest dollar.

  • When it is sent out: mid-May
  • Due date:  Main tax notices are always due the second business day of July.

The annual balance includes:

  1. A City of Vancouver general levy determined by your property's assessed value multiplied by a tax rate set each year by Council
  2. Taxes from other tax authorities
  3. Flat-rate utility charges (if your property isn't metered)

Read your annual BC Assessment Notice when it arrives in January

The values on your notice are used to calculate the total outstanding taxes on your main tax notice.

Learn more about the link between your property assessment and property taxes 

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.

Land assessment averaging

We provide land assessment averaging to give temporary relief to property owners by phasing in tax increases over time. Find out how it impacts your property tax.

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.

Property tax ratesLand assessment averagingLocal improvement chargesRevised taxesApportionment