Property Tax - Payment Information
2.5% Convenience Fee applies. Please see below for details
Paying Your Property Taxes
You will be sent a property tax notice in the mail before the end of May. Notices are sent out at least 30 days prior to the due date. If you haven’t received your notice 15 days before the due date, please contact the Village Office at 250-846-5212 to request a duplicate bill.
As a property owner, you are responsible for payment, whether or not you receive a notice. If your mailing address is not correct in our system, you must update your information with BC Assessment.
If your payment cannot be processed due to an error on a cheque, insufficient bank funds, or a returned item, you will be charged a late payment penalty.
If you have taxes owing for 3 years (the current year plus two previous years), your property will be listed in the municipal tax sale, according to provincial legislation.
If you're paying your property taxes through your mortgage company, claim your Home Owner Grant (if eligible) online, or in person, by the due date, to avoid late penalty fees.
You are responsible for communicating with your mortgage company and managing this service to ensure the balance owing is paid by the due date to avoid late penalty charges.
Property Tax Payment Options
Five Ways to Pay:
By cheque, cash, or debit card at the Telkwa Village Office. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-4:30pm. Closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
By mail. Cheque Payments sent by mail must be received at the Telkwa Village Office by the due date. Postmarked by the due date is not accepted as on time.
At a financial institution that offers property tax payment services.
Online banking. Please allow two (2) to three (3) business days processing to ensure payment is made on time. Be sure to include the property tax folio number when paying online.
By credit card, Interac eTransfer, or PayPal through PaySimply, our third-party provider. Please allow three (3) business days for processing. A convenience fee of 2.5% applies to cover payment handling and processing charges.
NOTE: The convenience service fee does NOT go to the Village of Telkwa.