Property Taxes & Home Owner Grant

PROPERTY TAX DEADLINES

The property tax and utilities payment deadline for 2017 is July 4, 2017.  A late penalty of 5% will be applied after July 4, 2017. A second 5% penalty will be applied after July 31, 2017.

Property owners are responsible for payment of property taxes regardless of whether or not a notice is received. If you do not receive one, please contact Financial Services at 604.815.5035.

An unclaimed Home Owner Grant is considered to be outstanding taxes. In order to avoid penalties, submit your completed grant application to Municipal Hall before the tax due date. 

New owners should ensure taxes are paid on their property. If there is any doubt, please contact the Property Tax Department at 604.815.5035.

Methods of Payment

  • In-person at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue, Squamish.
  • Mail* or deliver cheque to Municipal Hall early enough to be received before the deadline. 
  • Deposit in the after-hours drop box at Municipal Hall.
  • Internet or telephone banking services provided by Banks and Credit Unions (does not include over the counter payments at the bank or automated teller machines - please check with your banking service).

Penalty & Interest

A 5% penalty will be added to outstanding taxes and utilities after July 4, 2017, including any unclaimed Home Owner Grant. A second 5% penalty will be applied after July 31, 2017.
Daily Interest Rates are set by the Province each quarter and applied directly to your outstanding arrears and delinquent property tax amounts.

Home Owner Grant

The Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence. The grant application must be completed each year that a claim is made.

If you are eligible for the Home Owner Grant, please ensure that the application on the bottom of the tax notice is completed and returned to Municipal Hall or claimed online before the deadline. The basic grant amount is $770.00.  Individuals who are 65 or older, and certain veterans and persons with disabilities may qualify for an additional $275.00 grant.

Note: Even if your financial institution is remitting property taxes on your behalf, you must still complete your Home Owner Grant and return it to Municipal Hall or claim it online. 

Apply for your Home Owner Grant when you receive your property tax notice.To avoid late a payment penalty, your application must be made before the tax due date.  You can still apply for the grant until December 31st of the current tax year (late penalties apply after the tax deadline).

Learn more on the Province of British Columbia's Home Owner Grant webpage.

Tax Deferment

A home owner 55 years or over, a widow/widower, persons with disabilities as defined in the Disability Benefits Program Act, or families with children under 18 years of age may be able to defer their taxes on their principal residence through a program whereby the Provincial Government makes payment on their behalf. Forms and further information may be obtained from the Financial Services Department.

Property Tax Deferment
Phone: 1.800.663.7867
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BC Assessment Authority
Phone: 1.866.825.8322
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Land Title Office
1.877.577.5872
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