Property Taxes

Annual property taxes are one of the largest revenue sources for the City, and are critical to providing programs and services in the community.

Property Tax Notices are usually mailed out last week of May.

The City's Financial Services make a considerable effort to deliver tax notices in a timely and efficient manner. If you have not received your property tax notice by the 2nd week of June, contact the municipal office at 250-392-2311 or email finance@williamslake.caNot receiving a Property Tax Notice does not excuse the property owner for non-payment of taxes by the due date. A 10% penalty will also be applied to unpaid account balance.  

Go Green - Receive and View Property Tax Notices Online!

You do not need to wait for your tax and utility bills in the mail. Signup with an access code provided on your tax notice (or request access code from City staff at 250-392-2311) to receive and view them online:

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Tax Rates and How to Read Your Property Tax Notice

For information on how to read your tax notice, click here

Proposed Tax Rates per $1000 of assessed value are available here.

Residential Utility Services are billed on Property Tax Notices.

Residential billing for water, sewer utility and landfill services are billed on the annual property tax notice. This will save our customers and staff the time and expense of paying and processing up to 10,000 transactions a year.

Non-residential customers are metered for water use and will still be billed on a bi-monthly basis.

Paying your property taxes

Property taxes are due on July 2 of the year (or next business day, if July 2 falls on a non-working day). A 10% penalty will be applied to unpaid account balance, including any unclaimed home owner grant.
 Payment options are described on this page. 
 Property owners may also consider signing up with the City for a property tax pre-authorized payment plan. The payment plan helps to spread the cost of property taxes and utility services over 12 months.

Home Owner Grant

The Home Owner Grant may reduce the amount of property taxes paid for principal residence. Follow this link to see who qualifies and how to apply for this grant.

Defer Your Property Taxes

Once you receive your property tax notice, you may be able to apply for a low interest loan to pay your current year property taxes on your principal residence. Follow this link to see who qualifies and how to apply.