2023 Property Taxes are due July 4, 2023
Property Tax Notices will be mailed before the beginning of June. A 5% penalty will be levied to all accounts with outstanding balances on July 4, 2023 a further 5% penalty will be applied to accounts outstanding after August 15, 2023. The penalty is also applicable on the homeowner grant portion of your taxes. If you do not receive your Property Tax Notice by the second week of June, please phone 604-541-2280 or email email@example.com.
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Home Owner Grants Submissions
Homeowners no longer apply for the home owner grant through the City of White Rock. Everyone now applies directly to the Province of BC using their new online system. Visit gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
Property Tax Payment
There are several ways to pay your taxes including online, at City Hall, in-person banking, mail or the secure drop box at City Hall. Find more information about property tax payment options.
The Local Government Act requires the City to sell properties with three years of unpaid Property Taxes at public auction. Learn more about the Annual Property Tax Sale.
Property Tax Important Dates
|July 4||Property Tax due date as well as Home Owner Grant and Tax Deferment applications.|
|July 5||A 5% penalty will be levied to all accounts with outstanding balances.|
|July 15||Deadline for 2024 Pre-Payment Plan applications.|
|August 1||First Pre-Payment Plan installment for 2024 Property Taxes.|
|August 15||Additional 5% penalty added to all accounts with outstanding balances. The penalty is also applicable on the homeowner grant portion of your taxes.|
|September 25||Tax Sale on properties with unpaid 2021 (delinquent) taxes.|
|January 1, 2024||Interest charges begin to apply to outstanding 2023 and 2022 taxes and levies. Arrears and Delinquent balances are subject to additional interest at a rate set by the Province.|
Deferment of Property Taxes
Eligible home owners may apply to have the Provincial Government pay the current year’s residential Property Taxes for their principal residence. Learn more about deferment of property taxes.
Property Tax Exemptions
An organization must qualify under Section 224 of the Community Charter and comply with the City’s policies, plans, bylaws and regulations to be eligible for a permissive tax exemption. Learn more about property tax exemptions.
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Property Assessment and Details
Each year the BC Assessment updates the assessed values of properties within the province. These assessments along with the City’s tax rates are the basis for calculating your municipal Property Taxes each year. Learn more about how assessments work with municipal property taxes.