Property Tax Notices will be mailed to home owners on May 31, 2013. The due date for payment will be July 15, 2013 before 6pm.
PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION:
Property Tax Due Date and Late Charges
The Village of Lions Bay property taxes will be due at the Village office on or before July 15, 2013. A 10% penalty is applied on all payment amounts received after the 15th of July.
BC Assessment's role is to assign an assessment value on your property. Assessment Notices are sent from BC Assessment to all property owners in January of each year. For information or questions about your property assessment, visit the BC Assessment website.
The Village of Lions Bay uses BC assessment data to calculate tax rates used to determine property taxes but has no say in the assessment determination.
Home Owner Grants
Province of BC Property Tax Deferment Programs
Property Tax Deferment Program - 55 or older, surviving spouse, living with Disabilities
The BC Property Tax Deferment Program is a loan program that allows homeowners to defer the annual property taxes if they are aged 55 or over, a surviving spouse, a Person living with a Disability and meet the eligibility criteria.
- If you wish to defer your taxes for the first time, please complete the on-line application.
- If you already have an account and would like to defer your property taxes again this year, complete the deferral renewal form sent to you by the BC government, or download it, complete your HOG, and submit them to the Village Office by July 15, 2013 to avoid the 10% penalty on the deferred amount.
Family with Children Property Tax Deferment Program
The New Family with Children program is available to eligible families that are financially supporting children under the age of 18 at any time during the tax calendar year. The eligible owner must be able to provide proof that they are financially supporting a child, must complete a declaration form and have one of more children under the age of 18.
For more information on these programs, locating the application forms, and learning of the chargeable interest rates, please visit the BC Ministry of Finance - Property Tax website, or call the Village office.
2013 Village of Lions Bay Property Tax Prepayment Plan
The Property Tax Prepayment Plan provides a means of budgeting tax payments over a 12 month period to avoid having to make one large, lump sum payment for the 2013 tax year in July. The Property Tax Prepayment Plan is easy to start and you need to complete an advice from available at the Village Office. This plan is only available to the registered property owner.
2013 TAX RATES
FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN 2013 - 2017
A message from Secretary-Treasurer Zaba:
"Dear residents of Lions Bay, here is a copy of the slides that were used during the April 24, 2013 presentation of the five year financial plan. Additional slides have been added to the presentation based on feedback received from the attendees of the meeting. The attendees had also asked for the slides to be uploaded to the Village website following the meeting. I sincerely apologize as I was supposed to have posted the presentation to the website sooner."
The presentation can be accessed here.
2011 CORPORATE REPORTS and AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
2010 CORPORATE REPORT and AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
PREVIOUS AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
UTILITIES TAX INFORMATION:
The Utilities (water, garbage, and recycling) Tax Notices were mailed on February 27, 2013, and payment was due by March 31, 2013.
If payment is received after March 31, 2013 then the discounted rate no longer applies and the gross amount is now due.
Recycling, Garbage & Yard Trimming Guide