Property Taxes

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 (includes three useful infographics)

The Property Tax Equation (includes ‘Your Property Assessment Relative to Your Property Taxes’ infographic)

How BC Assessment works (includes ‘How Land Use Affects Market Value’ infographic)

Videos:

Your property value change and property taxes

Understanding Property Assessments & Property Taxes

How are property taxes calculated?

How are taxes calculated if assessment values change?

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.

 

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