Payments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City remains committed to pursuing every possible measure to help strengthen our community. To protect the health and well-being of residents and staff, the City strongly encourages homeowners to pay and/or submit Home Owner Grant applications online and ask questions over the phone or by email.

The City of Powell River accepts cash, cheques, debit cards and credit cards are accepted for all payments except City Taxes. To contact the Financial Services Department, email financecontact@powellriver.ca, or phone 604-485-8620.

Ways to Pay City Taxes

  1. Online banking – Set up the City of Powell River Property Tax as a payee (exact wording varies between financial institutions) and enter your folio number (RBC requires 12 digits, so add 0s in front of folio number). If eligible, the home owner grant can be claimed online by clicking the Electronic Home Owner Grant (eHOG) link. You will need your folio number and access code found on the front page of your tax notice.

  2. By mail - City of Powell River, 6910 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V4. Payment must be received at City Hall by the property tax due date regardless of the mailing date.

  3. Drop Box – cheques and completed home owner grant applications can be place in the drop box at the front entrance to City Hall (left side).

  4. In person at your bank - do not claim the home owner grant at your financial institution..

  5. In person at City Hall (6910 Duncan Street) from 8:30 am to 4;30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Measure to maximize social distancing will be implemented and the number of people allowed in City Hall will be limited.

City taxes can be paid by cash, cheque or debit card (know your daily limit). Cheques post-dated to the deadline day will be accepted. The City of Powell River does not accept credit cards for property tax payments.

Payment and home owner grant applications must be received on or before the deadline date in order to avoid penalties. A 5% penalty will be applied on any balance owing, including unclaimed home owner Grants at October 1, 2020, then another 5% penalty on any amounts owing at December 4, 2020.