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Paying Your Property Taxes

PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE:  4:00 PM FRIDAY JULY 8TH, 2016

Property Tax Notices will be mailed the last week of May 2016 and are payable no later than 4 pm on Friday, July 8th, 2016. Any payments for outstanding current taxes or Home Owner Grant received after the due date will be subject to a 10% penalty.

How and where to pay your property taxes & claim the Home Owner Grant:

  • In person at the Municipal Hall, located at 13211 Henry Avenue
  • Deposited in our secure drop box, located at the main entrance of the Municipal Hall
  • Mailed to: Box 159, Summerland BC  V0H 1Z0. Post-dated cheques are accepted.  * Note that Postmarks are not considered proof of payment date. *
  • Payments can also be made by internet or telephone banking.  

 Please note: We accept cheque, cash, post-dated cheques and Interac (be aware of your daily limit). Credit cards are not accepted.

Property Taxes Paid by Mortgage Company

If your property taxes are paid through your mortgage company you still have to claim the Homeowner Grant yourself. This can be done by the means listed above, and by fax at 250-494-1415, through our website or by mailing your signed Home Owner Grant portion of your Property Tax Notice. Payments and Grants must be received by the due date to avoid penalty.

Northern and Rural Area Home Owner Grant

If you are eligible, claiming your home owner grant is an important part in the process of paying your property taxes. The Home Owner Grant form, located on the bottom of your tax notice, must be completed and returned to the District by the due date. Neglecting to claim your grant by the due date will result in a 10% penalty as it is considered unpaid taxes. If your mortgage company remits your tax payment on your behalf, ensure that you claim the grant as your mortgagor cannot do this for you. Ways to claim your Home Owner Grant before the due date is the same list above as making the payments, or by fax at 250-494-1415 or click on the link below.

If you are eligible to claim the Provincial Home Owner Grant and would like to do so on-line, Enter your 8 digit roll number (no need to enter the first 3 digits 325) and your access code which can be found on top section of your tax notice. You will be prompted to enter your name, phone number, date and if claiming the additional Grant, to enter your birth date or to specify the applicable category. Once completed you will receive a confirmation that the Grant has been claimed. Make sure you print the confirmation for your records.

Claim your Home Owner Grant here.

You can get information about the Home Owner Grant at Municipal Hall or at the Provincial Government website.

Property Tax Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

Would you like to set money aside for your next year's property taxes? The Property Tax Pre-Authorized Prepayment Plan could be for you! This program offers a convenient method of paying your taxes in advance. The Plan begins in August and continues through June. When you join the prepayment plan, your monthly installment will be automatically deducted from your bank account. Simple interest will be paid on your prepayments. Application forms are available at the Municipal Hall and online.

Property Tax Preauthorization Application form
Property Tax Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Information Sheet

If you are currently enrolled in the pre-payment plan, you will be notified in early August of your new deduction amount based on an estimate of next year's taxes.

Property Tax Deferment Program 

You may qualify for this program if you are age 55 or older, widowed, or in receipt of a disability allowance under the Disability Benefits Program Act. You must have and maintain a minimum equity of 25% of the current assessed value of your home determined by BC Assessment.

For more information please contact Municipal Hall at 250-494-6451.

Families with Children - Property Tax Deferment Program

You may qualify for this program if you are a homeowner financially supporting a dependent child under 18.

For more information please contact the Municipal Hall at 250-494-6451.

Property Assessment

The Property Assessment Roll is prepared by BC Assessment.

For more information on assessment issues in the Penticton region, please contact:

BC Assessment

300-1631 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna BC  V1Y 0B5
Phone: 1-866-825-8322
Fax: 1-855-995-6209

www.bcassessment.ca

Contact Information
 
If you have any questions regarding Property Taxes, please contact the Finance Department at 250-494-6451, by fax at 250-494-1415, or by e-mail at finance@summerland.ca.