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Property Taxes

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In 2019, the property tax deadline is July 2, 2019.

After the deadline, 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, 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 notices include only sewer charges and receive a separate annual billing for water.

Ways to Pay Your Taxes

  1. In person at City Hall – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays).

  2. In person at your bank – DO NOT claim the home owner grant at your financial institution.

  3. 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.

  4. Online banking – avoid the long lines at City Hall leading up to the property tax due date by paying online through your bank. 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 eHOG link at the Payments Page. You will need your FOLIO NUMBER and ACCESS CODE.

  5. By Mastercard - You can pay your property taxes with your credit card (Mastercard only) through the Paytm Canada app:

    - Download the Paytm Canada app and set it up as needed
    - Choose "City of Powell River" as the biller or payee
    - Enter the roll number from your property tax notice
    - Enter the total amount to pay and submit

    Note: Payments done through the Paytm Canada app take up to 5 business days to process. Be sure to make your property tax payment in time for us to receive it no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

  6. After hours – cheques can be placed in the drop box at the front entrance to City Hall (left side).

More Information

2019 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. You will be asked your Area and Jurisdiction. Powell River is, Area 6 and Jurisdiction 330.

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