Property Tax Deferment Program

B.C. municipalities will no longer be responsible for accepting deferment applications. However, municipalities will continue to handle Home Owner Grants and 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.

Property Tax Deferment for Families with Children

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

Property Tax Deferment for Seniors

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).