Time to get your property taxes in, if you have yet to do so.
Campbell River property owners have until September 30th to pay outstanding property taxes and claim the provincial home owner grant before a 10 per cent penalty is added on October 1st.
“Most property owners in Campbell River paid their property taxes by the July 2nd due date, but for those who haven’t yet, we want to remind them that there’s still time to pay – and claim the provincial home owner grant – before penalties are applied,” says Dennis Brodie, the city’s financial planning officer.
“We also want to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and encourage people to take advantage of online options if possible.”
Paying and claiming the home owner grant online:
- Pay property taxes online through your financial institution, or with credit card on the city’s website. A 2.5 per cent fee applies to credit card payments.
- Claim provincial home owner grants online. Use your folio number and access code from your 2020 tax notice.
Paying and claiming the home owner grant in-person:
- Payments can be made at your bank, but they will not accept the home owner grant application.
- City Hall is open for payments (debit/cheque/credit card). Cash will not be accepted.
- Please expect lineups, and please follow precautions as directed.
“We have new hand and surface cleaning requirements, and, with physical distancing requirements, the process is slower because we can have only one person, rather than two, working at the front counter,” Brodie adds.
By July 2nd of this year:
- 81 per cent of overall tax dollars were collected.
- 900 property owners paid using pre-authorized withdrawals, which is a four per cent increase over 2019.
Nearly 40 per cent of Campbell River property owners who paid their taxes by July 2nd paid online.
If you register for a MyCity account, you can review current and past property tax information through a secure service on the city’s website.
Campbell River property owners who have yet to receive a tax notice in the mail should get in touch with the city’s finance department by emailing [email protected] or by calling (250) 286-5715.