Tax Payment Options
There are many ways to pay your property taxes on time to avoid penalty. Find the option below that works best for you.
You can pay your taxes at most financial institutions. Pay in person at the counter and get a stamped receipt. Use the ATM and keep your receipt as the processing of payments may be delayed. Please make sure to claim your Home Owner Grant separately.
Home Owner Grants can be claimed online.
Most financial institutions offer online or telephone banking. Be sure to check bank processing times to avoid penalties. Refer to the folio number located on the front of your tax statement to set up your online or telephone banking payment.
The District of West Vancouver will accept all payments processed by the bank on our property tax due date. We recommend you make your payment early, however, if you are making an online payment on the due date, please keep a record of your payment should you receive a reminder notice with a penalty (you will need to provide proof to our financial services team). To have a penalty reversed, we require a copy of the transaction, and it must show the due date as the payment date (all others payment dates will not be accepted).
*Some banks require a 12 digit account number. Folio numbers for the District of West Vancouver are 6, 9 & 12 digits. If your folio is 6 or 9 digits, please use extra zeros to satisfy the requirements.
- A 6 digit folio number 01-0001 would need to be set up as follows 010001000000.
- A 9 digit folio number 01-0001-001 would need to be set up as follows 010001001000
If you already have your bank paying your taxes through your mortgage, your bank will remit the payment on your behalf. If you are eligible for a Home Owner Grant please be sure to claim the grant by the tax due date. Send your Home Owner Grant to Municipal Hall. Or you can claim your grant online.
Mail your payment early! Postmarks are NOT accepted as date of payment. Mail your post-dated cheque early and we will process your payment post-dated in our system. Please make cheques payable to the District of West Vancouver.
It's easy to pay your taxes from home. Municipal Hall will only be open limited hours and physical distancing will be in place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Municipal Hall will only be open for payments from June 15 to July 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
Consider skipping the trip to Municipal Hall and avoid lineups. Whether you bank online or by phone, or mail a cheque, there are lots of ways you can safely pay your property taxes. Please review the back of your tax notice for details.
To avoid waiting in line, we suggest you make payments in person well before the tax due date. Post-dated cheques are accepted.
During closed hours, put your payment (cheque or money order) along with the bottom portion of your tax notice in a sealed envelope and place it in the mail slot located at the main entrance of Municipal Hall.
Property tax deferment helps pay your taxes by the due date.
Deferring your property taxes ensures the District has access to the funds required to maintain services, while property owners make the payment later. Under this program, the Province pays property taxes on behalf of eligible owners, who then pay the Province back later.
Homeowners may qualify for the deferment program if they meet the following criteria:
- 55 or older during the current year
- it is your principal or primary residence
- a surviving spouse of any age
- a person with disabilities
- a parent, stepparent or financially supporting a child
To learn more about the program and how to apply, look under "New Deferment Changes for 2020" on the back of your tax notice.
Plan ahead for next year. Pre-authorized tax payments budget your tax payments over a year instead of making one lump sum payment. We will estimate your monthly payment based on the prior years taxes, but you can adjust the amount by submitting an adjustment form.
Eleven equal payments will be withdrawn from your bank account on the first day of the month, from August to June. The twelfth payment will be the difference between the estimate and the actual current year's tax bill. the final payment will be withdrawn from your bank account on the tax due date in July.
You still need to claim your Home Owner Grant each year and submit it by the due date. If you don't claim the grant, the amount will be added to the July payment.
If you'd like to cancel the automatic withdrawals, use the cancellation form to notify us in writing.
If you've changed bank accounts, please use the bank account change form to notify us.
If you are planning to defer your taxes, please cancel the automatic withdrawals immediately.
Mortgage Tax Payments
If you'd like to use pre-authorized payments and are paying your taxes through your mortgage, please contact your financial institution prior to applying.