Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019.
To avoid a penalty, property tax payments and properly completed applications for the Home Owner Grant (HOG), must be received on or before the property tax due date, there are no exceptions for late payments.
You can claim your Home Owner Grant online using the access code on your Property Tax Notice.
All Property Tax Notices are mailed in the last week of May. Property owners who have not received their tax notice should contact the Finance Department at 604-885-1986 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help ensure you receive your Property Taxation Notice without delay, please make sure that the District has your correct mailing address. Please change your address if required, with BC Assessment Authority. If ownership of property changes you must provide documentation to the District Office.
Property owners are responsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the due date to avoid a penalty, whether or not they receive a Property Tax Notice.
If a property within the District of Sechelt has delinquent taxes owing against it, the District will begin proceedings to recover those costs through its annual tax sale. The tax sale is a public auction held each year on the last Monday of September. At the time of a tax sale a list of all properties for auction is available from the District. For more information regarding tax sale please refer to the Tax Sale page.
Parcel Tax Review Panel
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Community Charter, the District of Sechelt will be holding a Review Panel in regard to parcel tax assessment rolls. There are three different parcel taxes that MAY be charged on a property:
- The Community Recreation parcel tax is levied and collected to meet the annual cost for the debt servicing of Regional District debt for the Community Recreation Facilities Service. (Bylaw 577). 2019 Regional Community Recreation Service Land Charge Listing.
- The Water parcel is levied and collected to fund capital expenditures relating to the Regional District’s water infrastructure. This parcel tax is calculated as a function of parcel size and is levied against all parcels within the Regional Water Service Area. (Bylaw 422). 2019 Regional Water Service Land Charge Listing.
- A parcel tax to assist with the cost of providing the service of sewage collection and disposal within the Sewer Specified Area for the District of Sechelt. 2019 Sewer Parcel Service Land Charge Listing.
A person may make a complaint to the parcel tax roll review panel on one or more of the following grounds:
(a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll;
(b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel;
(c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel;
(d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed.
The parcel tax roll will be made available to the public for inspection commencing Friday, February 8, 2019. The Parcel Review Panel will meet on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2pm in the Community Room to consider any complaints received.