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2021 Parcel Tax Review Panel Memo

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2021 Parcel Tax Review Panel Memo

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Community Charter, the District of Sechelt will be holding a Review Panel in regard to parcel tax assessment rolls. There are three different parcel taxes that MAY be charged on a property:

1.  The Community Recreation parcel tax is levied and collected to meet the annual cost for thedebt servicing of Regional District debt for the Community Recreation Facilities Service.(Bylaw 577).

2.  The Water parcel is levied and collected to fund capital expenditures relating to the RegionalDistrict’s water infrastructure. This parcel tax is calculated as a function of parcel size and islevied against all parcels within the Regional Water Service Area. (Bylaw 422).

3.  A parcel tax to assist with the cost of providing the service of sewage collection and disposalwithin the Sewer Specified Area for the District of Sechelt.
A person may make a complaint to the parcel tax roll review panel on one or more of the following grounds:

(a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll;

(b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel;

(c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel;

(d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed.

The parcel tax roll will be made available to the public for inspection commencing Monday, March 22, 2021, with notice that corrections will be accepted up to Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Information regarding requests for correction will be provided to the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel on Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 5:00pm. A paper copy is available in reception at Municipal Hall and digital copy can be requested via email at the email address listed below.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 MUNICPAL HALL OFFICE doors are open 10AM to 3PM, MONDAY TO FRIDAY, EXCLUDING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS. Though we are currently accepting in-person payments, we encourage those who can, to pay online property tax and other municipal bills. We are still here by phone (604-885-1986) or email ( 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday to help with enquiries and to ensure all tax payments are received and processed.