How to Pay Your Taxes
2017 Property Tax Notices will be mailed at the end of May 2017.
Property taxes and completed Home Owner Grant applications will be due July 4, 2017. The Home Owner Grant application must be completed in full and is located on the bottom of your tax notice or you can apply online. Complete your Home Owner Grant online at www.whiterockcity.ca/payonline. All you need is your folio number and access code from your tax notice.
Pay at Your Bank
Payments can be made online, in-branch or by phone. If you pay online or by phone, we recommend that you pay at least three business days before the due date to allow processing time. Make your payment to the City of White Rock using your nine-digit folio number (excluding the decimal) as your account number. The City is not responsible for payments through your bank that are not received by the tax due date.
Taxpayers wishing to pay their Property Taxes by post-dated cheque are asked to mail or bring their cheque along with the remittance portion of their tax notice to City Hall as soon as conveniently possible. Please include your nine-digit property tax folio number on your cheque.
Drop Off Payment
Drop your payment accompanied by the remittance portion of your tax notice in the secure mail slot located at the main entrance of City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock.
Pay by Mail
Send a cheque to the City of White Rock. The envelope must be postmarked no later than July 4, 2017 to avoid penalty. Cheques may be postdated to July 4. During an event such as a postal strike, it is recommended that an alternate payment method is used - taxes remain payable and due regardless of whether the tax notice has been received or not.
Pay in Person
Pay with cash, cheque, or debit card during regular office hours of Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will be closed Friday, July 1. If applicable, please complete your cheque and/or Home Owner Grant application before approaching the Finance Department counter. Please be prepared to wait in line if paying in person.
Account Credit Balances
If your property tax account is sitting with a credit balance, the balance can remain there and be applied to future taxes. Alternatively, a refund of any overpayment can be issued upon request; however, you will be charged a $25 administration fee. Please complete a refund request form and, in the event your property has been sold, please forward a copy of your Statement of Adjustments with the refund request.