Property owners in Central Saanich should expect to receive their 2020 tax notices by June 9, 2020.
The due date for property taxes is July 2, 2020, and we ask those who can pay on time to please do so. To assist those facing financial hardship, Council has extended the penalty dates for property tax payments.
The period to pay without a penalty has been extended to:
- Residential, utility and farm property owners have until July 31, 2020, to pay without a penalty; a 3% penalty will be applied after that and an additional 7% penalty after September 30, 2020.
- Business, industrial, and recreational property owners have until September 30, 2020, after which there is a 10% penalty
If you usually come to the Municipal Hall to pay your taxes in person, you are encouraged to make arrangements for an alternate payment method. If you need to pay at the Hall, we will be open as of June 1 for those who need to make in-person payments.
If you have not received your tax notice, please contact us at 250.544.4206. For more information and frequently asked questions, see the Property Tax page.
Home Owners Grants
The BC Government offers the Home Owner Grant program, which is designed to provide property tax relief to owner-occupiers. Their site offers current details about amounts, eligibility, and other information. Starting 2019, Home Owner Grants must be claimed online (regardless of how you pay your taxes). To claim your home owner grant, go to My Central Saanich
A provincial program, the property tax deferment program is now online only. Starting May 1, 2020, residential property owners must apply for property tax deferment or renewal on their principal residence online, quickly and easily. Learn more about online applications at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment If you do not have computer access please call 1.888.355.2700 and government agents will assist you.