Property Taxes and Assessments

*2016 Property Tax were due July 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. 

A 10% penalty has beenapplied to any current year outstanding balances (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) after July 4th. 

Payment Options:

  • electronically at participating financial institutions;
  • in person at City Hall (cash, cheque or Interac);
  • at most financial institutions in Canada up to the due date or;
  • by mail.  Please Note: Postmarks are NOT accepted as date of payment.

Home Owner Grants not claimed by July 4, 2016  have had a 10% penalty applied to the outstanding balance.                                            

If you missed claiming the 2016 Home Owner Grant, you can apply for it by filling out the Retro-Active Home Owner Grant and bringing it to City Hall before December 31, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding your Tax Notice, or have not received it by mid June, please contact Beth at bkirkland@ladysmith.ca or 250.245.6414 ext. 6206.

Property Tax Prepayment Plan

Property owners may prepay their property taxes for the following year by making monthly payments, in accordance with the provisions of Town of Ladysmith Property Tax Prepayment Plan Bylaw 2014, No. 1851.  For more information and/or to sign up, download the Property Tax Prepayment Plan Agreement.  If your banking information changes or you would like to change the amount of your monthly payments please fill out the Pre-Authorized Debit- Change of Information.

Property taxation is the most important single source of municipal revenue. The value of your property, as assessed by the B.C. Assessment Authority, is multiplied by the tax rates as set out by each of the taxing jurisdictions to determine your property taxes.

Property taxes are due each year at City Hall by closing time (4:00 p.m.) on July 2nd. The due date may be moved ahead if July 2nd falls on a weekend. Your annual tax notice will confirm the deadline for each year, or you can call City Hall at 250. 245.6400.

You may pay: electronically at participating financial institutions, in person at City Hall (cash, cheque or Interac); at most financial institutions in Canada up to the due date or by mail; however, please note that post marks are NOT accepted as date of payment.

If you have questions regarding property taxes, please contact the Financial Services Department at 250.245.6414, ext 6206 or email bkirkland@ladysmith.ca.  For Home Owner Grant information please click on the link above.

Click here for Current Tax Rates.

Assessments

The value of your property, is assessed by the B.C. Assessment Authority yearly.  Questions relating to your property assessment should be referred to the B.C. Assessment Authority in Nanaimo (#300 - 125 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B2) at 1.800.977.2775 or 250.753.6621.  For more information on the B.C. Assessment Authority, visit the BC Assessment  website.

Please Keep Us Informed

If you are moving to a different location or have your mailing address changed, please email info@ladysmith.ca with your new information.  Please include the following information:
  • Date new address is effective
  • Owners name(s)
  • Property address(es)
  • New mailing address
 
  • Contact phone number(s)
  • Email address
  • If you have a dog licence to be updated also
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