2018 Budget & Taxes

Every year as part of the budget process, choices must be made so that unavoidable cost increases are balanced with a tax rate that is affordable.

Learn about the proposed 2018 budget and share your feedback online or at an information meeting. 

2018 Budget Highlights

Proposed Five Year Financial Plan


The District of West Vancouver is planning the 2018 municipal budget and is encouraging residents to provide their feedback using a new interactive online tool called Citizen Budget.

Budget Simulator: How would you allocate tax funding?

Using your property assessment, see how much you pay for a variety of services and set your priorities on spending on municipal services. The interactive tool will show you the impacts on your property tax bill and the associated service levels immediately.

When you have finalized your choices, you can submit them for Council’s review. Public feedback gathered through Citizen Budget will be considered as part of the 2018 budget review.

Set your priorities and share them with us:

Budget Simulator

Deadline for participation is January 31, 2018.


Capital Projects Survey: How would you prioritize capital projects for 2018?

The District has received community requests for new assets. These requests are received by previous board, committee or community group approval.

While these requests are not identified as infrastructure critical projects in order to provide services, they would be an improvement to the quality of life in the community.

Review the list of projects in need of funding and let us know your priorities:

2018 Capital Projects Survey

Deadline for participation is January 31, 2018.

Budget Information Meetings

Learn more about the 2018 budget and share your feedback at an information meeting.

  • Monday, January 15, 6–8 p.m.
    West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall West, 1950 Marine Drive
     
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2–4 p.m.
    Seniors’ Activity Centre, Learning Studio, 695 21st Street
     
  • Wednesday, January 17, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Municipal Hall, Multipurpose Room 162, 750 17th Street

2018 Budget Highlights

Proposed Five Year Financial Plan
2018 Assessment Information

2018 Assessments for residential properties in West Vancouver increased by an average of 1.12%.

Assessment increases do not produce the overall increase in municipal taxes.  If there is no tax rate increase approved by Council, then the municipality collects the same amount in property taxes overall as in the previous year.

Assessment increases do cause property taxes to shift, that is, to move off of some properties and on to others.

The change in individual property assessments relative to the average will determine whether individual property owners pay more, less, or the same amount of tax as in the previous year.

  • If an individual single property assessment changes by the average assessment change of 1.12% — individual property tax will not be impacted by the assessment change
  • If an individual property assessment changes by less than the average assessment change of 1.12% — the change in assessment will cause taxes to shift off of the property, likely resulting in a decrease in taxes from the prior year.
  • If an individual property assessment changes by more than the average assessment change of 1.12% — the change in assessment will cause taxes to shift on to the property, likely resulting in an increase in taxes from the prior year.

The link below navigates to a GIS map which illustrates the assessment changes for West Vancouver residential properties.

Hovering over a specific property will show the percentage change in assessment from the previous year. 

2018 Assessment Net Change Map

contact

Financial Services

604-925-7032

Share your feedback

Prioritize how your tax dollars are spent on municipal services: 

Budget Simulator

Prioritize spending on capital projects:

2018 Capital Projects Survey

Deadline for participation is January 31, 2018.

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