Important Information Regarding Office Changes due to COVID-19

Property Tax Notices will be mailed 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. In person office payment transactions are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 

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

Payment Options

In Person
 See top of page for current office hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Internet or Telephone Banking
Contact your financial institution for set up details on your account. Sechelt is listed as a "Payee" for property taxes under "Sechelt" . When entering your account number use all 11 digits of your roll # located on the top right corner of your tax notice. All payments must be received by 4:30pm, July 2nd, 2021 to avoid penalty.

WARNING:  It takes a few business days to process property tax payments made directly to your financial institution.  To avoid a 5% penalty, the payment must be received at the District of Sechelt by 4:30pm, July 2, 2021 so ensure online payments are made several days in advance!

24 Hour Payment Drop Box
 A secure payment drop box is located by the front doors of the Municipal Hall, 5797 Cowrie Street.  The drop slot is located at the Cowrie Street entrance, not the library entrance to the Municipal Hall building.

Place your cheque in an envelope and drop it in the box.  No cash please. We will process your payment promptly each morning (Monday to Friday). If you would like a receipt mailed to you, please enclose your entire Property Tax Notice.

By Courier
 Payments can be couriered to the Municipal Hall attention District of Sechelt, 2nd Floor, 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0.   

By Mail

Please make cheques payable to District of Sechelt. Mail your payment attention District of Sechelt, PO Box 129, Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0.

Payment must be received in the Finance Department at the Municipal Hall on or before midnight on 

tax due date to avoid a late payment penalty.  Unpaid taxes (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) are subject to a penalty of 5% after due date.  Penalties are statutory. Municipal Staff do not have the authority to waive or reverse them in accordance with sections 233 and 234 of the Community Charter.

Mortgage Company
 For more information on making tax payments through your mortgage company, please refer to Property Taxes Paid by Mortgagee.

Property Tax Deferment Program
 For more information, please refer to Property Tax Deferments.

Property Tax Prepayment Plan
 For more information, please refer to Property Tax Prepayment Plan.

What Payment Methods are accepted? 

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR PROPERTY TAXES

  • Cheque, Cash, and Debit Card are accepted
  • Post-Dated Cheques are accepted    
  • You can pay your taxes with a cheque post-dated to the due date.  This allows District staff time to check your payment and to contact you prior to the due date if there are any problems or questions. We deposit your post-dated payments to the bank on the cheque date.

    For more information on making payments and payment options, please contact the Finance Department staff by either telephone at 604-885-1986 or email propertytax@sechelt.ca .