Property Taxes are due July 2, 2020.
Paying Your Taxes
Remember to complete your Home Owner Grant by July 2, if eligible. Home Owner Grants left unclaimed are subject to penalty.
- 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. The remittance portion of your tax notice must accompany your payment. Remember to complete your Home Owner Grant, if eligible.
- 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 and grant application 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
The Home Owner Grant is a provincial government program designed to help homeowners reduce the property taxes of the home in which they reside. To determine eligibility, please refer to the Home Owner Grant information on the back of your property tax notice.
There are two categories of grants which may reduce your property tax amount:
- Regular grant of up to $770.00
- Additional grant of up to $1045.00 (65 or older/other)
Effective 2021, all Home Owner Grant applications are submitted directly to the province. Residents in municipalities no longer apply through their municipal office.
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 or home owner grants. However, municipalities will continue to handle Utility payments.
The property tax deferment program provides low-interest loans that allow qualifying B.C. homeowners to defer their property taxes until they sell or transfer ownership of their home. The taxes can be deferred for any year the homeowner lives in the home and meets the criteria for the program. The eligibility requirements for property tax deferment remain the same.
Families with Children Program
The property tax deferment program is available under the Families with Children (FC) Property Tax Deferment Program for eligible homeowners who are financially supporting a dependent child under the age of 18. For more information go to http://www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment
The property tax deferment program is available under the Regular Property Tax Deferment Program for eligible homeowners who are 55 or older, a surviving spouse of any age or a person with disabilities. 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).
District of Sechelt Property Tax Office
City Hall Office Hours
See top of page.
Closed July 1, 2020 for Canada Day.
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.