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Property Taxes and Municipal Utilities

Property Tax  Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3717
Utility Invoice Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3718

2020 Property Taxes

On January 1, 2021 all outstanding 2020 property taxes will be moved to arrears and an interest charge of 5.45% (effective July 1, 2021) will occur.  Arrears taxes (2019 outstanding) will be moved to delinquent and if these property taxes (plus any delinquent interest) are not paid by Friday, September 24, 2021, the property will go for Tax Sale on Monday, September 27, 2021.

2021 Property Taxes

  • Anticipated Mailing Date is:    May 28, 2021
  • Due Date:  Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Penalties:   A 10% penalty will be added to any current balances outstanding (including unclaimed home owner grants) after July 2, 2021.

Find out how property assessments work by watching this short video from BC Assessment.

See how your property taxes are calculated based on your property’s assessment value by watching these two short videos:

  • The City of Richmond video provides a simplified explanation of the relationship between your assessment value and your property taxes.
  • The City of Vernon video explains how your property taxes are put to work.

To learn more about assessment / taxation, visit BC Assessment’s video page.

Property owners are responsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the penalty date to avoid a 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. Click here for the provincial government site for more information.

Home Owner Grants

Effective 2021, all home owner grant applications are submitted directly to the province. Residents in municipalities no longer apply through their municipal office.

Please visit the BC Provincial Government website for more information, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant

Avoid the Line-ups!

During the last week before taxes are due (July 2nd) there are typically long line-ups at City Hall of people coming in to pay their taxes. Avoid the line-ups by 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 2, 2021) prior to June 18, 2021.

Consider signing up for the City’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 2021, 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).

Important Dates and Deadlines

January 31, 2021

  • Last day to appeal your 2021 Property Assessment.

July 2, 2021

August 2021

  • Pre-authorized Debit Plan (PADP) deductions start for 2021 property taxes (August 2020 to May 2021) 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

August 31, 2021

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

September 24 2021

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

September 27, 2021

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

December 31, 2021

  • Last day to claim 2020 Retro Home Owner Grant
  • Last day to claim 2021 Home Owner Grant
  • Last day to pay current taxes before they become arrears and start to accrue interest
  • Last day to submit 2021 Property Tax Deferment Application