Tax Sale


Public notice is hereby given that on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:00am in the Community Meeting Room at the District of Sechelt Municipal Office Building, 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC; the Collector will conduct the annual tax sale.  Pursuant to Section 647 of the Local Government Act, the following parcels will be offered for sale by public auction if the delinquent taxes and interest are not paid by the above date.

Delinquent Properties that will be subject to tax sale if not paid  by September 26, 2022:

570 06738.568 DEERHORN DRIVE LOT: 34; PLAN NUMBER: VAP15121; DISTRICT LOT: 7255 $3,327.96


Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately provide his/ her name and address, and pay by cash, certified cheque or bank draft a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. The balance of the bid must be paid in by cash, certified cheque, or bank draft by 2:00pm on September 26, 2022. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00am on the following day.

The District of Sechelt makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments, and in the case of strata lots of the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property.

The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property.  Prospective purchasers are hereby advised that any purchase of tax sale property will be subject to a one-year redemption period by the registered owner, an owner of a registered charge against the property or another person on their behalf.

About Tax Tales

Properties will be sold at a tax sale if they have a delinquent balance, which reflects 3 years of unpaid taxes. The tax sale is held annually, according to the Province of British Columbia's Local Government Act.

The annual tax sale takes place at 10am on the last Monday in September in the community room located on the main floor of the District of Sechelt Municipal Hall 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt BC. Properties which may be included in the annual tax sale will be listed in the local newspaper. If the delinquent taxes are paid before 10:00am on the tax sale day, they will be removed from the list of properties.

Avoiding Tax Sale

•    Pay your property taxes and claim your home owner grant (if eligible) by the due date.
•    Pay your delinquent taxes by September 2 to avoid your property from being listed in the newspaper.
•    Pay your delinquent taxes, including interest, by mid-September to stop your property from going to tax sale.

For further information on the annual property tax sale, please call 604-885-1986.