Easy Ways to Pay Your Property Taxes

Property taxes are due at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

If you're thinking about heading to City Hall to pay your taxes this year, please note we're under renovation. Avoid the dust and line-ups by choosing one of the many easy ways to pay, including online and by mail.

During construction, access to City Hall for property taxes is limited to the Centennial Square and Pandora Avenue entrances only. There is no access off of Douglas Street.

Pay online

Most banks and credit unions accept property tax payments online. Please use the Folio Number, located on the top left of your tax notice, for online banking.

Pre-authorized payments

Consider signing up for pre-authorized payments to avoid the last minute rush for next year. Payment amounts of your choosing are deducted 10 months of the year, with no withdrawal in June, and the balance remaining withdrawn on the property tax deadline in July. It's easy to do and splits up the payments throughout the year.

Post-dated cheques

Cheques post-dated for July 3, 2012 are accepted. Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to:
1 Centennial Square
Victoria BC, V8W 1P6

Payments must be postmarked no later than June 22, 2012 to avoid penalty.

Drop box

A drop box for cheques and homeowner grant applications is located at the Pandora Avenue entrance of City Hall.

Provincial Home Owner Grants

Home owner grants can be claimed electronically, dropped off at City Hall, or sent in by mail.

Public Service Centre

If you do prefer to pay your taxes in person, the Public Service Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash, cheque and Interac are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted.

No matter which method you choose to use, property tax payments are due on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. A penalty of 10% will be applied to outstanding current year taxes as of the close of business on that day.

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