Each year, after adoption of the financial plan, but before May 15th, Council must, according to bylaw, impose property value taxes for the year by establishing rates for:
- the municipal revenue proposed to be raised for the year from property value taxes, as provided in the financial plan, and
- the amounts to be collected for the year by means of rates established by the city to meet its taxing obligations in relation to another local government or other public bodies (i.e., Regional Hospital District and Regional District).
Property value taxes are based on the assessed value of land and improvements, other than land and improvements exempt by statute. Separate rates are established for each property class. Property value taxes are deemed to be imposed on January 1st of the year in which the Tax Rate Bylaw is adopted.
Municipal Tax Rate
Municipal property tax rates are set by the City of Mission. The revenue from these taxes is used for public services, such as police and fire protection, street lighting and road maintenance, as well as operating parks and recreational facilities. Additional taxes are levied for diking.
View the City’s 2021 Tax Rates
School Tax Rate
School tax rates applicable to residential properties are set by the Provincial Government. Residential property school taxes are based, in part, on the number of residences, as well as the total assessed value of residential property in the province, creating a different tax rate in each School District.
School tax rates applicable to non-residential properties are also set by the Provincial Government. The rates vary by property classification, but are uniform throughout the province within each non-residential property class.
Please note: the Province of BC reduced the 2020 school tax rates for property classifications 4 to 8 as part of their COVID-19 relief program. This reduction was not continued in 2021, which will result in higher school taxes owed on your property tax notice. Changes to the provincial school tax rates from 2019 to 2021 are below:
|Changes to the Provincial School Tax rates: 2019-2021|
|Property Class||2019||2020||Rate Change 2019-2020||% Change 2019-2020||2021|
|4 – Major Industry||3.700||0.00010||-3.69990||-99.997%||3.860|
|5 – Light Industry||3.700||1.05610||-2.64390||-71.457%||3.860|
|6 – Business/Other||3.700||1.10700||-2.59300||-70.081%||3.860|
|7 – Managed Forest||1.900||0.00010||-1.89990||-99.995%||1.900|
|8 – Recreational/Non- Profit||2.300||0.78440||-1.51560||-65.896%||2.330|
Contact: BC Ministry of Finance: 1-800-663-7687 or 1-250-387-0555
Regional Library Tax Rate
Library tax rates are set out by the Fraser Valley Regional Library.
Contact: Fraser Valley Regional Library: 604-859-7141
Regional District Tax Rate
Regional District tax rates are set by the Fraser Valley Regional District to raise revenue for budget needs. Tax revenues are used to fund a wide range of regional services of benefit to everyone within the boundaries of the region, such as regional parks, 911 services, mosquito control and air quality management.
Contact: Fraser Valley Regional District: 604-702-5000
BC Assessment Tax Rate
BC Assessment property tax rates are set by BC Assessment, which is an independent Provincial Crown Corporation governed by a Board of Directors. The revenue from these taxes is used to produce independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis to:
- tax authorities;
- property owners;
- municipal, provincial and federal government agencies;
- realtors, appraisers, lawyers, bankers, title search companies; and
- other private and public agencies.
Contact: BC Assessment: 1-866-825-8322
Regional Hospital Tax Rate
The Regional Hospital tax rates are set by the Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District. The hospital tax rates raise revenue to repay the costs of major capital expenditures, such as hospital construction and acquisition of medical equipment.
Contact: Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District: 604-702-5000
Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) of BC Tax Rate
The MFA tax rates are levied in order to fund their operations. The MFA provides short and long-term financing, investment management, leasing and other financial services to communities and public institutions in BC.
Contact: Municipal Finance Authority: 250-383-1181