District of Squamish Utilities (Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste) are billed annually. 

NEW IN 2023:
Property owners will receive separate Property Tax and Utilities notices. 2023 Property Tax and Utilities Notices will be mailed individually to property owners near the end of May. 

Secondary suites/Carriage House/Commercial will receive a separate utilities invoice.

Deadline to pay without penalty:  The property tax and utilities payment deadline is July 4, 2023.  

5 steps to paying it right

Here are five steps to paying both bills on time:

  1. Look for your SEPARATE Property Tax Notice and Utility bills in your mailbox in May.
  2. Make note of your property tax amount owing.
  3. Make note of your Utility amount owing.
  4. Apply for your homeowner grant to offset your property taxes.
  5. Pay BOTH payments (each requires a separate payment to two different account numbers). 

Utility Rates 

  • 2023 Utility fees:
    • Water: $490 (residential unit)
    • Sewer: $615 (residential unit)
    • Solid Waste (curbside collection): $210 (small garbage tote size), $385 (medium), $580 (large).
  • 2022 Utility fees:
    • Water:  $490 (residential unit). 
    • Sewer: $615 (residential unit). 
    • Solid Waste (curbside collection): $200 (small garbage tote size), $365 (medium), $570 (large).

Payment options

  • Property taxes can be incorporated into a mortgage payment, but financial institutions DO NOT pay utility fees, only property taxes. Taxpayers must pay their own utility fees to avoid paying a penalty.
  • To avoid a large one-time payment, monthly installment payments can be made to the District of Squamish Property Tax and Utility Accounts prior to the due date.
  • Alternatively, consider setting up your own monthly savings plan through a separate savings account and then transfer a lump sum to the District by the deadline.
  • Pay using telephone or Internet 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). If paying by this process, ensure there is enough time for the bank to post the payment to the District of Squamish before the deadline.
  • In-person at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue, Squamish. 
  • Mail or deliver a cheque to Municipal Hall early enough to be received before the deadline (No post-dated cheques please).
  • Deposit payment in the drop box at Municipal Hall on or before the deadline. 


Frequently asked questions

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information, or contact us at 604.815.5010 or by email.