Key Dates for Property Taxes
Property taxes are due each year on the first working day after July 1st.
In 2021, property taxes were due July 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm.
Property Taxes are for the calendar year January 1 – December 31.
Utility charges may be billed separately from the annual tax notice.
- Unpaid previous year’s current taxes become arrears and interest starts to accrue.
- Arrears taxes become delinquent.
- BC Assessment mails property owners assessment notices. A portion of your property taxes are based on the properties assessed value.
- February 1, 2021 - Last day to appeal your property’s assessed value with BC Assessment
- Property tax rates are set by various agencies
- Property tax rates are based on the budgetary requirements of each taxing authority
- The City of Courtenay does not have control over the tax rates set by other agencies for which we collect taxes on behalf of and include:
- Vancouver Island Regional Library
- Comox Valley Regional District
- Regional Hospital District of Comox-Strathcona
- BC Assessment
- School District 71
- Property taxes are based on assessed value and class assigned by BC Assessment.
- Property taxes CANNOT be appealed
- Property tax notices are mailed to owners.
- June 15 – If you haven’t received your tax notice by this date, please contact City Hall. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure they have received their tax notice every year.
- Property Taxes are DUE by 4:30pm on the first working day after July 1st.
- 10% Penalties are applied to all outstanding taxes after 4:30pm on the tax due date. This includes all amounts relating to unclaimed provincial grants. No exceptions.
- Properties with delinquent taxes outstanding will be subject to tax sale pursuant to the Local Government Act.
- December 31 – Last day to claim a current year Home Owner Grant.
- December 31 – Last day to submit application for property tax deferment
- December 31 – Unpaid utility accounts transferred to property tax accounts