Paying Your Taxes
Property Taxes are due July 4, 2023
A 5% penalty will be levied to all accounts with outstanding balances on July 5, 2023. A further 5% penalty applies to balances unpaid as of August 15, 2023. The penalty is also applicable on the homeowner grant portion of your taxes.
Home Owner Grants
If eligible, complete your Home Owner Grant through the Province of British Columbia's website at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
Ways to pay your property taxes
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed statutory holidays. There may be line ups from June until the due date. Pay by cash, cheque, interact or credit card. Note, a 2% fee applies to credit card payments.
On your financial institution’s website search for “White Rock” and select the “Taxes” payee option. Use the 9-digit folio number on the front of this Property Tax Notice as the account number, without the decimal point after the 6th digit. Ensure your payment will be processed by the due date.
Pay by Credit Card
Online via our online payment portal my.whiterockcity.ca, (please note, a 2% fee applies to credit card payments).
Contact your financial institution for instructions. Ensure your payment will be processed by the due date.
In Person at Your Canadian Financial Institution
Ensure payment is processed by the due date. Financial institutions no longer accept Home Owner Grant Applications. complete your Home Owner Grant through the Province of BCs website at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
Please write your folio number on the front of your cheque (your cancelled cheque is your receipt). Address mail to 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock BC, V4B 1Y6. Cheques can be post-dated to the Property Tax due date.
Payments mailed to City Hall must be received by the Property Tax due date. The postmark is not accepted as the date of payment. Mail lost or delayed by the Post Office will be subject to penalty.
Drop Off Payment
Drop your payment, accompanied by the remittance portion of your Property Tax Notice, in the secure drop box located outside at the main entrance of City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock.
Remember to apply for your Home Owner Grant, even if your taxes are paid through your mortgage company. If eligible, complete your Home Owner Grant through the Province of BCs website at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
Cheques & Bank Drafts
Please make Cheques and Bank Drafts payable to The City of White Rock. Either may be postdated to the Property Tax due date. Incomplete items will not be processed. An administration fee will be charged for returned or dishonoured payments.
Account Credit Balances
If you are on the Property Tax Pre-Payment Plan and have a credit balance, it will be applied to next year’s pre-payments. If you are not on the Property Tax Pre-Payment Plan and have a credit balance, it can remain on your account and be applied to future Property Taxes. Alternatively, a refund can be issued upon request. Please complete a refund request form. If your property has been sold you will need to include a copy of your Statement of Adjustments with the refund request.