Paying Your Taxes
The 2020 due date for property taxes is July 2, 2020. In order to provide financial relief to our residents, the last day for payment with no penalty is September 30, 2020. This change in penalty date will allow a 90-day extension to pay taxes without late penalties. A 10% penalty will be levied to all accounts with outstanding balances on October 1, 2020. The penalty is also applicable on the homeowner grant portion of your taxes.
Home Owner Grants
If eligible, complete your Home Owner Grant online. All you need is your folio number and access code from your Property Tax Notice. Alternatively, complete the Home Owner Grant form located on the bottom of your Property Tax Notice, and mail or drop off in the City Hall drop box located at the entrance of City Hall.
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.
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. If eligible, apply online, mail, or submit it into the City Hall drop box located at the entrance of City Hall by the due date.
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 and Home Owner Grant applications 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 and Home Owner Grant application, if eligible, 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, if eligible, even if your taxes are paid through your mortgage company.
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.
In the event that your property has been sold, please forward a copy of your Statement of Adjustments with the refund request.