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The 2021 due date for property taxes is July 2, 2021. A 5% penalty will be levied to all accounts with outstanding balances on July 3, 2021 a further 5% penalty will be applied to accounts outstanding after August 16, 2021. The penalty is also applicable on the homeowner grant portion of your taxes.
Property Tax Notices will be mailed before the beginning of June. Please contact us if you do not receive your Property Tax Notice by the second week of June.
For step by step instructions please see our Instruction Guide
Effective 2021, homeowners no longer apply for the home owner grant through City of White Rock. Everyone now applies directly to the Province of BC using their new online system.
Although the application process has changed, program details and eligibility requirements have not changed.
The new system helps ensure homeowners receive their full grant entitlement, including the additional grant for seniors or persons with a disability. It also helps process applications faster and reduce fraudulent applications.
For more information visit gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
Each year the BC Assessment updates the assessed values of properties within the province. These assessments along with the City’s tax rates are the basis for calculating your municipal Property Taxes each year. Learn more about how assessments work with municipal property taxes.
In addition to collecting taxes for municipal purposes, the City is also required to collect and remit taxes on behalf of other governments. One such tax is the Provincial School Tax. School tax is charged on every property in B.C. unless the property qualifies for an exemption. Starting in 2019, an Additional School Tax applies to most high-valued residential properties in the province.
An organization must qualify under Section 224 of the Community Charter and comply with the City’s policies, plans, bylaws and regulations to be eligible for a permissive tax exemption.
Property Tax Certificates are conveniently available online through APIC. Please visit APIC to open an account and order your Tax Certificate. Alternately, you can purchase a Tax Certificate at City Hall through the Finance Department during regular office hours.