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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 use one of the payment options below as opposed to visiting City Hall if possible.

A 5% penalty will be applied on any balance owing, including unclaimed home owner grants on September 1, 2021, and another 5% will be applied on November 1, 2021.

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, qathet 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 tax notices include only sewer charges and receive a separate annual billing for water.

Ways to Pay Your 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 0's in front of folio number). If eligible, the home owner grant can be claimed online by clicking the Provincial HOG link at: www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant You will need your folio number and jurisdiction found on your tax notice.

2. By mail:

City of Powell River
6910 Duncan St.
Powell River, BC
V8A 1V4

Payment must be received at City Hall by the due date regardless of the mailing date.

3. Drop Box - cheques can be placed in the drop box at the front entrance of City Hall (left side).

4. In person - City Hall is open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays) to accept property tax payments. Measures to maximize social distancing will be implemented and the number of people allowed in City Hall will be limited.

If you have any questions please contact our office at 604-485-8620 or email us at financecontact@powellriver.ca.

More Information

2021 Property Tax Information
Ways to pay, budget summary and highlights, 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. You will be asked your Area and Jurisdiction. Powell River is, Area 6 and Jurisdiction 330.

2021 Sewer Frontage Parcel Tax Roll

Taxes and Assessments :