Property tax for businesses
Note: This page is for businesses. If you are looking for residential property tax information, please visit westvancouver.ca/tax.
There are five categories of business property class: utility, major industrial, light industrial, business and recreation/non-profit. Depending on your property class, your tax rate will vary accordingly. West Vancouver business class rates remain among the lowest in all of Metro Vancouver.
Property taxes for businesses are due July 2, 2020, for the period January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. To avoid penalties on property tax for businesses, payments must be made on or before September 30, 2020. Any unpaid business property taxes will be subject to a 10 per cent penalty levied on or after October 1, 2020.
For residential property tax information, please visit westvancouver.ca/tax.
The Local Government Act requires the District to sell at tax sale all properties whose taxes are in a delinquent balance; in other words, properties with outstanding property taxes of three years. The Act also requires us to publish tax sale information in at least two newspaper issues with the last advertisement, at least three, but no more than 10, days before the sale. The ads must include the civic address and legal description of any properties up for sale.
Properties with three years of unpaid taxes as of the last Monday in September will be offered for public auction with the starting bid being the upset price. All properties subject to the tax sale must be advertised in the newspaper before the public auction occurs. You do not have to pay all three years’ worth of taxes to keep your property from being sold, but the delinquent taxes (the oldest) must be cleared up before the property tax sale.
Information about your property, including taxes, can be found online.
Create an account in MyDistrict to view your tax notices online and receive bills by email.
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Please contact the Finance Department if you have any questions about property taxes.