Your property taxes pay for important services that residents receive. Parks, streets, the Sea Walk, library, police and fire services are all paid for through your property taxes.
You have several payment options available—find the one that is most convenient for you. Don't forget to claim your Home Owner Grant, and find out how you can access your property information online.
Property taxes are due July 4, 2016, for the period January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. Any unpaid 2016 taxes will be subject to a five per cent penalty levied after July 4, 2016, and further five per cent penalty levied after September 1, 2016.
You can claim your grant online or mail in the bottom stub of your tax notice. Please be sure to complete the entire form, including your name, address, telephone number, current date, signature and birthday if you are 65 or over during the calendar year.
About the Home Owner Grant
The Home Owner Grant is a Provincial Government program designed to help homeowners reduce the property taxes of the home in which they reside.
The Basic and Additional Grant is available to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who ordinarily reside in British Columbia and occupy the home as their principal residence and meet the eligibility requirements. There are two types of grants available to West Vancouver residents.
2016 Home Owner Grant Information
The threshold for 2016 has changed to $1.2 million (2015 threshold $1.1 million). You may qualify for a reduced grant amount if your property value is more than $1,200.000. The grant amount is reduced by $5 for every $1,000 your property value is over $1,200,000. If your property value is $1,314,000 or more the grant amount will be reduced to $0.
To check the eligibility and phase-out guidelines for the homeowner grant, please call Home Owner Grant Enquiries at 1-250-356-8904 or visit the Province's website at the link below.
Property Tax Deferment is a property tax assistance program offered by the Province. Property Tax Deferment is a low-interest loan program that assists qualifying homeowners in British Columbia in paying the annual property taxes on their homes. The program is administered by the Province in conjunction with municipal tax collectors.
There are two different deferment programs:
- 55 & Older, Surviving Spouse, Persons with a Disability
- Families with Children under 18
Property Tax Deferment allows you to defer your current property taxes less any available Home Owner Grant. The deferment must be applied for on or before the tax due date to avoid penalties. If you miss the property tax due date, you have until December 31 of the current taxation year to apply. Before applying for deferment, you must pay all penalties, interest, and any previous years' property taxes as these cannot be deferred.
You must apply for each year you wish to defer your taxes. The new application or renewal must be submitted to Finance Department at the District of West Vancouver along with the Home Owner Grant each year by the due date.
If the mailing address on your Tax Notice or Utility Bill is incorrect, we require that you notify us of the change in writing. If you've notified another department of your change of address, it does not result in changes for Tax Notices or Utility Bills.
Changes to a mailing address will update the address for both your Tax and Utility notices.
Send the completed form to us by:
750 17th Street
West Vancouver BC V7V 3T3
Important: Depending on the date we receive your change of address, changes may not be reflected on your next notice.
View up-to-date information on your tax account online.
You can now view your tax notice online and receive future bills by email. Your tax bill will be sent to the email address you specify and will be available on-line 24/7. Never misplace your tax bill again! Register through your My District account.
Property Tax Information Online
Information about your property, including property tax, can also be viewed online.
You will need your folio number and access code to register your account.