*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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The British Columbia Home Owner Grant Program is designed to reduce the residential property tax burden for registered owners who live on their property. To find out more about the home owner grant program, visit the Ministry of Finance website.
Ladysmith property owners can choose to apply for their Home Owner Grant online for the current year. This service is available from approximately the middle of May until December 31, any time of day and from anywhere there is internet access, even if you are on vacation. You will need two numerical pieces of information in order to access your account and apply for the grant: a roll number and personal access code.
You can find both these numbers on the top right portion of your annual tax notice. If you do not have your tax notice please contact the Financial Services department at 250.245.6414 ext. 6206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed claiming the 2016 Home Owner Grant, you can apply for it retroactively, by filling out a Retro-Active Home Owner Grant, and bringing in two of the documents asked for at the bottom of the form to City Hall.
Accessing your Property Information
You can access your property information by following the link, and using your Roll and Access Code found on the top right corner of your tax notice. If you need help or cannot find these numbers, you can call city hall at 250.245.6400.