Property Taxes and Municipal Utilities


Property Taxes and Municipal Utilities

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

Property Taxes

Any 2016 current balances outstanding were assessed a 10% penalty as of July 5, 2016 and are now considered as “arrear” taxes and are being charged interest.

Eligible 2016 Home Owner Grants can now only be claimed using the Retroactive Home Owner Grant form.  Please complete this form and submit it to the District’s Finance Department at Municipal Hall.  The last day to submit this form is December 31, 2017.

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 is you have not received your 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.

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.

For more information on the home owner grant, please refer to the Home Owner Grant Explanatory Notes.

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.

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

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

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