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Paying Your Property Taxes
The due date for Property taxes, including eligible Home Owner Grant (HOG), has been extended from July 3 to 4:00pm Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 with penalties for late payment being postponed until October 1st, 2020. Any payments for outstanding current taxes or Home Owner Grant received after the due date will be subject to a 10% penalty. Property Tax Notices will be mailed out by the end of May 2020.
Residents that have the financial ability to meet the July 3rd property tax deadline date as well as monthly utility due dates are strongly encouraged to continue making these payments on time. This will ensure the stability of the District's cash flows which allow for the provisions of essential services that are vital to all residents of Summerland.
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 cheques, cash, post-dated cheques, and Interac (be aware of your daily limit). Credit cards are not accepted.
The Property Tax insert sent with your Tax Notice has information on payments, claiming the grant, online banking and more.
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 the 10% 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.
Property Tax Deferments
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.
Property Tax Deferments
The Property Assessment Roll is prepared by BC Assessment.
For more information on assessment issues in the Penticton region, please contact:
300-1631 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna BC V1Y 0B5
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 email@example.com