How to avoid a penalty
To avoid a 5% penalty on your advance and main taxes, we must receive your:
You can pay your property tax and Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax):
You can also pay your property tax through your mortgage payments.
Note Taxes can't be paid by credit card or wire transfer.
Note There is no deferral or TIPP program for the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax).
What's happeningCouncil approves Development Potential Relief Program
On March 8, 2023, City Council approved a pilot Development Potential Relief Program to provide tax relief to independent, small businesses, and community partners who are paying disproportionately high taxes due to the assessed value of their properties based on their development potential.
Access your property tax account
The fastest and easiest way to access your account and declared property status.
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.
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.