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Property Tax and Home Owner Grant Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3717
Utility Invoice Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3718

2017 Property Taxes

  • Anticipated Mailing Date is:    May 26, 2017
  • Due Date:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Penalties:   A penalty will be added to any current balances outstanding (including unclaimed home owner grants) after July 4, 2017.

Property owners are responsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the due date to avoid penalty, whether or not they receive a property tax notice.  Contact the Finance Department if you have not received your property tax notice by the second week in June.

The Municipality has no authority to either waive or modify these penalty amounts.  It is a requirement of the Local Government Act that these penalties be added.

2017 Tax Insert

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Home Owner Grants

You will be able to claim your 2017 Home Owner Grant online starting on May 23, 2017.  Generic Home Owner Grant forms are available now. Please complete the form and submit it to the Finance Department.

What’s new for 2017? Find out what changes the Ministry of Finance has made.

Avoid the Line-ups!

During the last week before taxes are due (July 4th) there are typically long line-ups at the Municipal Hall of people coming in to pay their taxes. Avoid the line-ups by claiming your home owner grant online, paying your property taxes using your financial institution’s online banking or telephone banking services.

Or alternatively, mail in a post-dated cheque (dated July 4, 2017), along with your completed home owner grant application prior to June 23rd.

Consider signing up for the District’s Pre-Authorized Debit Plan to prepay your property taxes.

The most flexible option for making prepayments (or payments) is setting up recurring bill payments through your financial institution’s telephone or online banking system.  You choose the frequency, the day of the month, and the amount.  (Your 9 digit roll number [no dashes] is your account number).

Are You a New Home Owner?

If you have purchased property in Mission or plan to purchase one in 2017, you need to be familiar with your property tax obligation as recorded in your Purchaser’s Statement of Adjustments (contact your Lawyer or Notary for details).

If the 2017 property tax notice (mailed out in late May 2017) is in the name of the previous owner or you do not receive a copy of the notice by the second week in June, please visit Municipal Hall and bring your certified Land Title Registration Number (Form A – Freehold Transfer Form).  This form will verify ownership allowing you to claim the Home Owner Grant (if eligible).

Important Dates and Deadlines

January 31, 2017

  • Last day to appeal your 2017 Property Assessment.

July 4, 2017

August 2017

  • Pre-authorized Debit Plan (PADP) deductions start for 2018 property taxes (August 2017 to May 2018) on the 15th of each month
  • Any changes (i.e. banking information or pre-authorized amount) must be received by the 5th of each month

September 1, 2017

  • Last day to have delinquent property taxes and interest paid to avoid property being reported in the newspaper

September 22, 2017

  • Last day to pay your delinquent property taxes and interest to avoid tax sale

September 25, 2017

  • Tax Sale Day (10:00 am in Council Chambers)

December 31, 2017