Property Tax Notices are usually mailed out last week of May.
Go Green - Receive and View Property Tax Notices Online!
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.
Payments through the City of Williams Lake website are no longer available.
Please take advantage of the other payment options available.
PAYMENT BY ONLINE BANKING.
Most financial institutions will accept payments to Williams Lake, Taxes. Use folio number as the account number (add 0 at the front, if needed). Contact your financial institution for more information.
PRE-AUTHORIZED PAYMENT PLAN. You can prepay your property taxes for the upcoming year on a monthly pre-authorized basis starting August 1st. Please fill in and sign PRE-AUTHORIZED PAYMENT PLAN FORM and return it back to our office together with copy of a VOID cheque.
Other payment options include:
PAYMENT BY MORTGAGE COMPANY
PAYMENT BY CHEQUE
PAYMENT BY MAIL
24 HOUR MAIL SLOT AT CITY HALL
INTERAC OR CASH AT CITY HALL
CREDIT CARD (convenience fee applied)
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