Property Taxes

Deadline to pay without penalty

The property tax and utilities payment deadline for 2021 is July 2, 2021.  A late penalty of 5% will be applied after August 31, 2021. A second 5% penalty will be applied after September 30, 2021.

Property owners are responsible for payment of property taxes regardless of whether or not a notice is received. If you have not received a notice, please contact Financial Services at 604.815.5035 or 604.815.5010.

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 or 604.815.5010.

Methods of Payment

  • Online or telephone banking services provided by banks and credit unions.
  • Mail* or deliver cheque to Municipal Hall early enough to be received before the deadline. No post-dated cheques please.
  • Deposit a cheque in the drop box at Municipal Hall. Do not put cash in the drop box. No post-dated cheques please.
  • In-person at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue, Squamish. (Physical distancing and COVID screen procedures in effect)

 

Penalty & Interest

A 5% penalty will be added to outstanding taxes and utilities after August 31, 2021, including any unclaimed Home Owner Grant. A second 5% penalty will be applied after September 30, 2021.

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. 

  • Starting May 2021, you will apply for your home owner grant online with the Province.
  • Municipalities are no longer accepting applications. Program eligibility is unchanged.
  • In order to avoid penalties and interest, apply before the tax due date, starting May 2021.
  • Learn more gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or phone 1.888.355.2700 to speak with a live agent.

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

 

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.  

Property Tax Deferment
Phone: 1.800.663.7867
Visit their website.

BC Assessment Authority
Phone: 1.866.825.8322
Visit their website 

Land Title Office
1.877.577.5872
Visit their website

District of Squamish Financial Services: 604.815.5035 or by email.

 

Tax Sale

 The annual tax sale will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10 a.m. The Municipal Collector must conduct an annual tax sale by offering for sale by public auction each parcel of real property on which taxes are delinquent. For more information, contact Financial Services at 604.815.5035.