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Property Tax Deferment


The Property Tax Deferment Program is a provincial loan program that permits qualified BC home owners to defer their annual property taxes if certain criteria are met.

How to join the program

All overdue property taxes and penalties must be fully paid before applying to the program.

To apply, please submit to City Hall before the July property tax deadline the following:

  • Payment for any overdue property taxes and penalties (if applicable)

  • Your home owner grant

  • Your deferment application

Please note, deferment applications for properties on leased land are not accepted by the Province.

Deferment Application

There are two property tax deferment programs. You need to determine which program you are eligible for and complete the application. Please click on the link below for more information and applications.

People aged 55 and older, surviving spouses, and people with disabilities

Families with children

Deliver original applications to City Hall by mail or in person at City of Powell River, 6910 Duncan St, Powell River, BC V8A 1V4 (scanned or faxed copies are not accepted).

Renewing your tax deferral

After being approved for the program, the renewal application form must be completed and sent to City Hall each year to continue to defer your taxes.

The renewal application form and a Statement of Account is mailed out by the Province in late May. If you have not received your renewal application form in the mail, please contact the Province at 1-250-387-0555, toll-free at 1-888-355-2700, or email TaxDeferment@gov.bc.ca.

Cancel your tax deferral

The two options to stop your participation in the tax deferral program, are as follows:

  1. Start paying your property taxes for the current year but leave your deferment account open with the Province to delay repayment and keep your deferred balance owing.

  2. Pay your deferred account balance in full to the Province, which will close your account.

Check your deferred account balance

To get your deferred account balance, please phone the Province at 1-250-387-0555, toll-free at 1-888-355-2700, or email TaxDeferment@gov.bc.ca.