The City of White Rock’s budget process involves balancing the delivery of services and programs with property taxes, fees and charges, and funds from other sources.
This balance between spending and revenue is important to allow the City to meet the needs of the community, which the City plans through its Consolidated Financial Plan.
City’s Consolidated Financial Plan
City Council approved the 2021 property tax rates on Monday, May 10, 2021. The rates include a 3.83-per-cent increase, which is an approximate increase of $85 for an average residence assessed at $1.029 million.
Breakdown of Your Tax Dollar
The Impact of a Municipal Tax Dollar
What Services Do Your Property Taxes Pay For?
Maintaining 2.19 kilometre long waterfront promenade and 470-metre-long Pier
Maintaining over 80 acres of parkland and 5.525 kilometres of trails
Caring for 82 kilometres of White Rock roads and 59.51 kilometres of sidewalks, including filling potholes
Placing 500 metric tonnes of salt on roads each winter
Planting 20,525 flowers, shrubs and trees
Maintaining a system that supplies 2,420,711,000 litres of clean, safe drinking water
Maintaining over 43 municipal buildings
Picking up and managing 3,618 metric tonnes of residential garbage, recycling and green waste.
Property Taxes are due July 2, 2021
Click here for information on property taxes, how to pay, and Home Owner Grants.