COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
June 2, 2020: City Hall remains closed to the public. Please pay your taxes online or mail/drop off a cheque. If you need in-person help, please call 604-673-8216 to request an appointment.
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.
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
Pay your taxes online, by phone, or in person through your bank or credit union.
Send your payment by mail or drop it into our mail slot. You can also hand in your payment in person at City Hall.
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
Pay your property tax through your mortgage payments. Remember: you will need to claim your home owner grant each year.
Prepay next year's property taxes with instalments deducted from your bank account. Or, pre-authorize withdrawals on tax due dates.
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.