About Finance & Taxes

About Finance & Taxes

▪Revenue & Taxation
▪Expenditures
▪Investments
▪Customer Service
▪Tax Collecting 
 

Revenue and Taxation
 
Tax time is always the busiest time at Williams Lake City Hall. Many people like to pay in person and meet the people who manage their tax dollars.
 
For information on how to read your 2015 tax notice, click here

2015 Tax Rates per $1000 of assessed value available here.
   
Expenditures
All City spending is governed by the 5 Year Financial Plan which must be approved by City Council and must comply with the guidelines for municipalities contained in the Local Government Act. 
 
All Purchasing is managed by the Purchasing Department in compliance with government purchasing standards and regulations.

 Investments
The City has established guidelines and procedures within the framework of the Municipal Act for the placement of City funds. Council has endorsed an investment policy which identifies the advancement of fiscal strategies, policies and practices related to investments which enhance the professional management of the City's financial resources. The City enjoys a competitive rate of return on investments when compared to other municipal and industry benchmarks. 
 
Customer Service
Tax Time - Busy Customer Service Counter
City staff are committed to a strong customer service focus in responding to various issues and to using prudent business practices in the delivery of services  to both internal and external customers. 
 
In order to make services more accessible, the City provides internet and phone services to the public. See How to Use Online Financial Services for more information.

Contact Us

  1. Chief Financial Officer
    Email

    City Hall
    450 Mart St.
    Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N3

    Ph: 250.392.2311
    Fx: 250.392.1798

    Property Taxes, Accounts Receivable
    Ph: 250.392.1760
     
    Payroll
    Ph: 250.392.1761
     
    Accounts Payable
    Ph: 250.392.8489
     
    Utilities, General Inquiries
    Ph: 250.392.2311
     
    Purchasing
    Ph: 250.392.1780

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Closed statutory holidays

    Staff Directory

Property Tax Deferment Program