Property Taxes

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Property Tax Payments and possible Canada Post service disruption

The City is advising customers to keep apprised of the Canada Post negotiations and the possibility of a postal service disruption.

Customers are reminded that Property Tax payments and Home Owner Grants Applications must be received at City Hall by August 15th to avoid an additional 5% penalty. Alternate payment methods are: online banking, telephone banking, in person at your financial institution or at City Hall, or you may drop your payment and/or Home Owner Grant Application in our mail slot located beside the main entrance of City Hall. 

Please be advised that many financial institutions will not accept Home Owner Grant applications.  Applications can be submitted online at or dropped off at City Hall.  If you are concerned that your mail may not be delivered by August 15th, please contact us at 604.541.2280.

Property Taxes

Each year the British Columbia Assessment Authority updates the assessed values of properties within the province.  These assessments along with the City's tax rates are the basis for calculating your property taxes each year.  In addition to collecting taxes for municipal purposes, the City is also required to collect and remit taxes on behalf of other governments (such as school taxes on behalf of the Province of B.C.). 

Assessment notices were mailed to White Rock homeowners in January. If you have not received your assessment notice, or wish to discuss your assessment value, please contact the BC Assessment at 1-866-825-8322 or email them at  You can also visit their website at

The 2016 Property Tax Notices will be mailed at the end of May.  2016 Property Taxes and Home Owner Grant Applications are due on July 4, 2016.  Home Owner Grants can be claimed online but only from the date the tax notices are mailed until December 31 of the current year (by selecting "Online Services" on the menu to the left).

The City of White Rock 2016 Property Tax & Utility Rates [PDF - 16 KB]

Please call (604) 541-2280 for further information on the calculation of your property taxes.