Sharing the load
Annual property taxes are the District’s main source of revenue and are critical to providing valuable programs and services to residents in the community. Property tax bills will be mailed out at the end of May and due on Friday, July 2, 2021. The collection of property taxes also includes revenues that the City collects on behalf of other agencies. For example, a portion of property tax collections are distributed to the Province for School Tax, Police Tax, BC Assessment, the Municipal Finance Authority, and the Regional District of Fraser Fort George, and Regional Hospital.
Property Tax Due Dates
Property tax notices will be mailed to property owners at the end of May. Property tax due date is Friday, July 2, 2021.
Note: New property owners or property owners who have not received a property tax notice will need to contact the District office to receive a copy.
Non-receipt of a property tax notice is not a valid reason for failing to pay taxes by the due date.
How to Pay Your Property Tax
Home Owner Grants
The Home Owner Grant is a provincial subsidy program, administered by the Provincial Government. The purpose of the grant is to reduce the burden of residential property taxes on registered owners who occupy eligible residences.
Effective 2021 home owners will apply for the home owner grant directly through the province using a new online system that will be available in early 2021.
Although the application process has changed, program details and eligibility requirements have not.
For more information please visit https://gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or call 1-888-355-2700
Property Tax Deferment
Property Tax Deferment is a low-interest loan program that assists qualifying homeowners in British Columbia in paying the current year's property taxes on their homes. The program is administered by the Province in conjunction with municipal tax collectors.
Starting April 20, 2020, BC residential property owners would apply for the property tax deferment on their principal residence online, quickly and easily.
For more information please visit the Province of BC’s Defer Your Property Taxes page.
Annual Tax Sale
In accordance with the Local Government Act, the District of Mackenzie may conduct an annual tax sale the last Monday in September by offering for sale by public auction each parcel of real property on which taxes are delinquent (meaning the property has outstanding taxes from 2 years prior to the current year).
The BC Assessment Authority is a provincial Crown corporation that determines the market value of all real properties in British Columbia. The assessed value determines what the taxation will be for a property.
The District has no authority over the Assessed Value by BC Assessment and it is in your best interest to review your assessment once received and bring any concerns you may have about the assessed value to BC Assessment.
BC Assessment: 1-866-825-8322 (toll free) | www.bcassessment.ca