Financial Plan

City of White Rock Budget 2021

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.

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Breakdown of Your Tax Dollar

2021 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.