Important Information Regarding Office Changes due to COVID-19

Property Tax Notices will be mailed out during the last week of May, 2021. If you have not received your Tax Notice by June 4, 2021 please contact us to have a notice reprinted.

For everyone’s health and to avoid long lines, please avoid paying in person. The District office will remain open for in person transactions between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.  

For property tax inquiries please call 604-885-1986 or email propertytax@sechelt.ca

Property Taxes and Utilities

Property Taxes are due July 2, 2021.

5% Penalty is applied to outstanding taxes, including Home Owner Grant after July 2nd, 2021.  Additional 5% penalty on any outstanding balance after August 31st, 2021. 

Paying Your Taxes

If eligible, remember to complete your Home Owner Grant online through the Province of BC website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or call for assistance at 1 888 355 2700, by July 2, 2021.

Home Owner Grants left unclaimed are subject to penalty.

Payment Information

  • Payments must be made payable to the District of Sechelt.
  • Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Acceptable payment methods include cheque, cash, Interac or Online and Tele-Banking.
  • Debit cards may be subject to daily transaction limits by your financial institution.
  • Send a Cheque via Mail. Cheques received up to and including the due date will be accepted without penalty. Please mail early as postmarks are not accepted. 
  • Pay at Your Bank
    Important Note: Some financial institutions no longer accept the paper remittance.
  • Tele-Banking—Please contact your bank for details on how to use this service.
  • Online Banking—Add “Sechelt” as a Payee, *use the Roll Number for the account number, all 11 digits with no decimals or spaces.
  • 24-hour Drop Off
    Drop your payment day or night in drop box at City Hall, located at Cowrie Street Entrance.
  • Pay in Person at City Hall
    See top of page for current hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pre-authorized Tax
    For your convenience, the District offers a plan to make pre-authorized payments to cover next year's annual taxes. For more information or to apply online, visit our Pre-authorized Tax Payment page.

Home Owner Grant

Effective 2021, all Home Owner Grant applications are submitted directly to the province. Residents in municipalities no longer apply through their municipal office.

For more information please visit  http://www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or call for assistance 1 888 355 2700

Please click on the link below to be redirected to the provincial website to claim your Home Owner Grant.

Claim your Home Owner Grant Now!

Property Tax Deferment Program

B.C. municipalities will no longer be responsible for accepting deferment applications

IMPORTANT: PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT DOES NOT COVER UTILITIES, (Garbage Utility User Fee, OR Sewer Residential Utility User Fee). Please refer to your property tax notice for utility amounts to be paid to the District of Sechelt. Utility fees must be paid in full by property tax due date, July 2, 2021 to avoid penalty. 

IMPORTANT: Provincial Deferment Program requires home owners to apply for their home owner grant, if eligible, and all property tax arrears and delinquent outstanding must be paid before applications or renewals will be approved by the Province of BC. 

For more information go to http://www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment

Homeowners needing support to complete an application can phone 1 888 355-2700 (toll-free within Canada) or 250 387-0555 (outside Canada).

To help ensure you receive your Property Taxation Notice without delay, please make sure that the District has your correct mailing address. Please change your address if required, with BC Assessment Authority. If ownership of property changes you must provide documentation to the District Office.

Property owners are responsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the due date to avoid a penalty, whether or not they receive a Property Tax Notice.

If a property within the District of Sechelt has delinquent taxes owing against it, the District will begin proceedings to recover those costs through its annual tax sale. The tax sale is a public auction held each year on the last Monday of September. At the time of a tax sale a list of all properties for auction is available from the District. For more information regarding tax sale please refer to the Tax Sale page.

For other property tax inquires:
Email: propertytax@sechelt.ca

City Hall Office Hours
See top of page.
Closed July 1, 2021 for Canada Day.