Property taxation is a municipality's main source of revenue. The amount of money raised through property taxes for municipal use is set by Council each year through the budget process. The Community Charter provides very detailed regulation of municipal property taxation including due dates, penalties and interest charges.
The Village issues property tax notices annually (by mid to late May) to all registered owners for taxes covering the period of January 1 to December 31 of the current year. If a tax notice is not received by June 15, please contact the Village Office. If a sale of property occurs during the year, property taxes are adjusted by either a notary or lawyer at the time of sale. The Village is not responsible for adjustment of taxes due to the sale of the property.
Property taxes are due the first business day following the July 1 holiday, with any outstanding balance after the deadline subject to a 10% penalty. An unclaimed homeowner grant is considered to be outstanding taxes. The Village cannot waive penalties.
Although the property taxes are payable to the Village, the Village does not keep all of the tax monies for its own purposes. Under provincial legislation, the Village is required to collect taxes for a number of other levels of government, agencies or bodies. The Village has no control over the amount of taxes required by these other agencies and collects taxes on behalf of the following:
For information and inquiries regarding amounts levied by other taxing authorities please contact them directly at:
Tax rates vary among property classifications and are calculated by dividing the budget needs of the agency by its assessment base. The appropriate tax rate is then applied to individual property assessments, and the tax levy is calculated.
Your property taxes are based on this formula:
Assessed Property Value x Property Tax rate = Property Tax Bill
Assessed Property Value
The value of property for tax purposes is determined by BC Assessment Authority which is established under provincial legislation and is independent of the Village. Your assessment notice is mailed by BC Assessment Authority annually on December 31. You cannot appeal your taxes, but you can appeal your assessment. Review BC Assessments’ Appeal Process for deadlines and details.
For information on your assessment contact the BC Assessment Authority Office at
Property Tax & Assessment Online Search - allows you to check both the taxes and assessed value of your property