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PROPERTY TAX - PAYMENT INFORMATION

Paying Your Property Taxes

 

Your property tax notice will be mailed to you before the end of May. Notices are mailed out at least 30 days prior to the due date, therefore, if you have not received your notice at least 15 days prior to the due date, it is your responsibility to either call the Village Office at 250-846-5212 or email info@telkwa.ca to request a duplicate bill.

All owners are responsible for any unpaid property taxes. If your property has multiple owners, each owner will be sent a copy of the property tax notice. To make sure the taxes are paid in full by the due date we recommend, that:

  • all owners communicate and agree on how to share the taxes; and

  • one owner make the payment.

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 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.

2.5% Convenience Fee applies. 

Please see below for details

Property Tax Payment Options

Five Ways to Pay:
  1. In-person at the Village Office: cheque, cash, or Interact. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM, closed between 12:30PM to 1:30PM for lunch and all Statutory Holidays.
     

  2. By mail: cheque payments must be received at the Village Office  by the due date. Postmarks by the due date will not be considered as date of payment.
     

  3. Electronic fund transfer: At any financial institution that offers property tax payment services.
     

  4. Online banking: please allow two (2) to three (3) business days for processing to ensure the payment is made on time. Be sure to include the property tax folio number when paying online.
     

  5. PaySimply (a Canadian-owned, third-party provider): payment can be made in a few ways, via credit card, Interac e-Transfer, PayPal, or pay in-person at Canada Post. Please allow three (3) business days for processing. A convenience fee will apply to cover payment handling and processing charges.

      

NOTE:  The convenience service fee does NOT go to the Village of Telkwa.

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