Property taxes are billed to all provincial residents once per year, and are payable by residents to their respective municipality. Property taxes are distributed in late May/early June and are due the beginning of July. If you haven’t received your property tax invoice or if you have any questions about how to claim your Home Owner Grant contact Village Hall.
Claiming your Home Owner Grant (HOG)
Before submitting your property tax payment, ensure you have completely filled in your Home Owner Grant information (if applicable). Your Home Owner Grant must be claimed by the due date on your property tax notice to avoid penalty. Should you have any question about whether you are eligible for the Home Owner Grant, visit the Provincial Government’s Home Owner Grant Qualification page for more information.
Did you know you can claim your Home Owner Grant online?
- Claim Electronic Home Owner Grant
- Enter your Roll Number and e-Hog Password as shown on your Property Tax Notice.
- Follow the prompts on your screen.
- Print the confirmation screen or make note of the authorization number. Keep this information on file as it is your proof of claim.
- You do not need to return the bottom stub of your Property Tax Notice if you claim your grant electronically.
Would you like to learn more about property assessments?
BC Assessment provides property owners with a variety of communications resources including webpages, infographics, and short videos. Please click on the desired link/links provided (highlighted) below.
Webpages (infographics included):
Property Assessments and Property Taxes: A not-so complicated relationship (This explains how property assessments and property taxes work, including some useful infographics)
The Property Tax Equation (This explains how assessed values and property tax rates are calculated for property taxes, including ‘Your Property Assessment Relative to Your Property Taxes’ infographic)
How BC Assessment works (This explains how properties are assessed, including ‘How Land Use Affects Market Value’ infographic)
To contact BC Assessment, click here.
Property Tax Deferment Program
B.C. Ministry of Finance Property Tax Deferment Program
Click HERE to view the Information Bulletin. B.C. residential property owners can now apply for property tax deferment on their principal residence online, quickly and easily. For the first time, owners can choose to auto renew their application.
*Important* A new online application is being developed. Information on how to apply online will be available when the system launches in May 2020.
Click HERE to look for more information online.
Eligible BC residents can now apply online to the property tax deferment program. The new, secure online application will lead to reduced application review and approval
BC municipalities are no longer responsible for the property tax deferment program.
Property owners will still apply for their Home Owner Grant and make outstanding utility payments to the municipality.
How do I pay for my property taxes?
Click here for information on how to enroll in our Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Plan
Want to view the 2020 Property Tax insert?
Click HERE to view a copy of the 2020 Property Tax insert included with your 2019 Property Tax notification