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Property Taxes

Property taxes are due on during the first week of July each year, with the deadline date set annually. Taxpayers missing the deadline are assessed a 10 per cent penalty that will be applied to all outstanding current year taxes.

As of July 4, 2018, a 10% penalty will be applied to all outstanding current year taxes.

Property tax rates, together with assessed value and property use, determine the taxation amount for each property. BC Assessment determines the assessed value and the City sets the municipal tax rates annually based on the funds required to support local services. Your property tax notice contains levies from other taxing authorities, including the Regional Hospital District, Powell River Regional District, School Tax, BC Assessment and Municipal Finance Authority. The City collects these levies on behalf of the other agencies and has no control or input over the amounts levied.

Residential property tax notices also include annual utility charges (water, garbage and sewer), while commercial property notices include only sewer charges and receive a separate annual billing for water.

2018 Property Tax Information
Ways to pay, sample tax contributions, etc.

Claim Your Home Owner Grant Online
Home owner grant information and application.

The Property Tax Deferment Program
Loan program that allows you to defer your annual property taxes on your home if you meet certain criteria.

Home Owner Grant Information
Homeowner Grant eligibility guidelines and application process.

Address Change
This BC Assessment address change form will also result in an address change for City of Powell River tax notices.

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