About Your Property Taxes

Property Taxes are due each year on the first working day after July 1st.

Approximately half of your overall tax notice consists of funds collected for use by the City of Courtenay to provide a wide range of municipal services such as police protection, fire protection, parks and trails, recreation, roads and storm drainage infrastructure, bylaw enforcement, building inspection, planning and development services, etc.

The other portion of your notice consists of taxes collected for other authorities including the Vancouver Island Regional Library, Regional Hospital District of Comox-Strathcona, Comox Valley Regional District, as well as school taxes.  Although these amounts are shown on your tax notice, the City does not retain any of these funds.

2017 Property Taxes

The average homeowner in 2017 will see a projected increase in taxes of $156 or 5.7% over 2016.  Of this amount, $19 is an increase in taxation for the City of Courtenay delivered services, $21 is an increase for water frontage taxes, and $31 is the increase in property taxation for other authorities. 

Residential and duplex non-metered properties are also billed on their tax notice for flat rate user fees relating to water, sewer, garbage and yard waste collection services.  The overall increase in these utility user fees for 2017 is $85.

Assessments

According to Province of B.C. statistics, the average assessment on a single family residential home in Courtenay in 2016 was $311,200. (2015 was $301,474).

How 2017 Taxes are Allocated