The 2022 Tax Notices have been mailed out. Please note, property owners are responsible for payment of the 2022 property taxes regardless of whether or not a notice is received. If you have not received your notice by mid-June, please contact the Village Office at 250-283-2202 for assistance. Reminder that we have updated to a combined notice. A postmark is not valid as a date of payment.
New owners should ensure taxes are paid on their property. If there is any doubt, please call the Village at 250-283-2202.
Annual Home Owner Grant
Municipalities can no longer accept applications.
Home Owner Grant applications must now be made directly to the Province at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or phone 1-888-355-2700 to speak with a Province of BC agent. Home Owner Grants must be claimed each year, if eligible. Program details and eligibility remain the same. If eligible, you can claim your grant regardless of how or when you pay your property taxes. The grant will reduce your property tax balance owing.
How to Avoid a Penalty
Property tax payments MUST be received by the Village on or before July 4, 2022. It is the property owner’s responsibility to claim the Annual Home Owner Grant every year, if eligible, even if you are not making a payment or your mortgage company is paying your property taxes.
You can only claim one home owner grant in a calendar year, and only one property owner can apply for the grant. While grant applications can be made up until December 31, only those claimed prior to the due date will avoid the 10% penalty.
Property Tax Deferment
Property tax deferment is a low interest loan program offered by the Provincial Government that helps qualified BC homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence.
Home owners must apply directly to the Province to defer their property taxes. You may defer payment of your property taxes if you meet the provincial program criteria including:
- Principal residence
- Being 55 or older, or
- A surviving spouse, or
- A person with disability or financially support a dependent child with disability or is under the age of 18.
Residency, citizenship and equity criteria must also be met. To learn more visit gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment or phone 1-888-355-2700. Home owners are responsible for paying any Utilities listed on the property tax notice and claiming the Home Owner Grant.