Property Taxes

The 2022 Property Tax Notices will be mailed out soon.

The Property Tax payment deadline for 2021 was July 14th at 4:00 p.m.  Any taxes outstanding had a 5% penalty applied to them on July 15th. A further 5% penalty was applied to any taxes that were outstanding on September 2nd. This included any home owner grant portion that had not been claimed.

Any payments not received by December 31st will become taxes in arrears. Interest will start to accrue on arrears on January 1st, 2022.

Property owners are responsible for payment of property taxes regardless of whether or not a notice is received. If you do not receive one, please contact the Village Office.  If you are a new home owner, please contact the office to update them with your mailing address (including PO Box #).

The Home Owner Grants and Property Tax Deferral applications were also due by July 14th. These must be completed each year.

Home Owner Grants may only be claimed on one property that is considered to be your principle residence. 

As of January 1, 2021 the Province is entirely responsible for the home owner grant program; all home owners will apply directly to the Province online or over the phone. The Village is no longer able to accept any home owner grant applications.

When applying for your Home owner grant online, it asks for your Jurisdiction code and folio # to search for your property - for Lions Bay the jurisdiction code is 537. For your folio number, it is your roll number turned into 9 digits by pre-filling with zeros and there is a "." before the last 3 digits, for example 000123.789. You can also search for your property using your civic address - please use the civic address as shown on your property tax notice or use BC Assessment's website to look up format required for the folio #. https://www.bcassessment.ca/

For more information on Home owner grants please go to the Ministry's website: Home Owner Grant
 

Property Tax Deferrals

Starting May 1, 2020, residential property owners could apply for property tax deferments on their principle residence online, quickly and easily.

The online application process is designed to lead to quicker application reviews and, for the first time, allow for automatic renewals.

Municipalities will no longer be responsible for accepting deferment applications.

The eligibility requirements for property tax deferment remain the same - any arrears owing will lead to the application being denied so please check your tax notice to make sure the account is current.

Home owners must still apply for their Home Owner Grants, by the tax due date; as of 2021, the application for Home owner grants will also be made directly through the Province.

For more information please click here.

Property Information Inquiry

The Online Services Portal provides the ability to view and print a Property Information Report for properties located in Lions Bay. You may search for a property based on the civic address or by the folio reference number. The Property Information Report will display property assessment and tax levy information as well as legal descriptions.
 

BC Assessment have mailed out the 2021 property assessments.  If you do not receive your assessment in the mail, please contact BC Assessment to update your mailing address either by phone at 1-888-825-8322, or on their website: https://info.bcassessment.ca/Services-products/update-your-property-information

You can also view your assessment online at : https://www.bcassessment.ca/