It's Municipal Tax Time

May 27, 2021

It's that time of year again when you can expect to receive your municipal tax notice in the mail shortly. Once you have received your notice, it's important to do one of the following:

  1. If your taxes are not included as part of your mortgage installment payment, be sure to pay the bill before its due date!
  2. If your taxes are included, then send a copy of your tax assessment directly to your lender. Lender contact information can be found on your annual mortgage statement, which you receive early each year.

If your property is owner-occupied in British Columbia don't forget to apply for the home owner grant. The home owner grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence if you pay property taxes to a municipality, or to the province if you live in a rural area.

Starting this year in BC, you will now apply for the home owner grant directly to the province (not your municipality) using a new online system that's easy to use and will process applications faster.

Once you receive your property tax notice in the mail go here to apply directly for our homeowner grant.

Get ready to apply with these steps:

  1. Wait to receive your property tax notice in the mail. This usually happens around May.
  2. Keep your property tax notice on hand. It has important numbers you'll need to apply.
  3. Apply online. Your information will be safe and secure when you apply online. It only takes a few minutes and is faster than calling.
  4. If you're unable to apply online, call the home owner grant department at 1-888-355-2700 for assistance.

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