Calculating Property Tax

Understanding property tax calculations

Once the 6.1% growth in the overall tax revenue increase is factored in, the 2021 financial plan results in an overall increase in the property tax revenue requirement of 0.4% from 2020 levels, to be shared among existing taxpayers.

The impact to each taxpayer varies. This depends on how much your property assessment changed in relation to other properties and property classes in your neighbourhood.

View the 2021 Municipal Budget and Property Tax Impact Snapshot.


Residential Property Tax* Calculator

Please enter your Assessed Value: $

Municipal taxes:
Other Agencies*:

How your municipal tax breaks down:

Land Use Planning
Economic Development
Bylaw and Animal Control
Community Grants and Library
Capital Projects Funding
Fire Rescue and Emergency Program
Debt and Fiscal Services
Roads, Maintenance and Flood Protection
Recreation and Parks
General Government

*Other Agencies includes School District, Municipal Finance Authority, Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Hospital or BC Assessment Authority.

A $770 Homeowner Grant (or greater in some specific cases) may be applied against taxes on your primary residence. For details and qualification requirements, click here.

Property taxes (municipal) are calculated by dividing your property’s assessment by 1,000, and then multiplying it by the tax rate.


In 2021, single family homes had an average assessed value of $1,030,200. Property taxes would have been:

  • $1,030,200/1000 = 1,030.20 x 2.8601 = $2,946 in property taxes (municipal and library only).


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