Property Taxes

Property Tax Notices and Deadlines

Property taxes are mailed out annually by the end of May and are due July 2nd. If the 2nd falls on the weekend or statutory holiday, the due date will fall on the next business day. Property owners who have not received their notice by the second week of June should contact the Village Office at (250) 786-5794 or email info@poucecoupe.ca

You are responsible to ensure your taxes are paid in full by the deadline regardless if a third party, such as your mortgage institute, is paying on your behalf.

Failure to pay or claim your home owner grant, if eligible, by the deadline will result in a 10% penalty.

Updating Your Contact Information

BC legislation requires that municipalities send tax notices to the address on file with BC Assessment. Non-receipt of a tax notice does not exempt the taxpayer from late penalty fees.

Contact BC Assessment to update your your contact information. You may also contact the Village Office to assist you in changing your mailing address.

Note: BC Assessment will register an address change in the Village of Pouce Coupe's tax system monthly.

Applying For Your Home Owner Grant

The Home Owner Grant is a provincial government program designed to help homeowners reduce the property taxes of the home in which they reside. The grant application is located at bottom of your property tax notice.

You can apply for your home owner grant electronically here. You can also submit your completed home owner grant at the Village Office or mail it to the following address:

Village of Pouce Coupe
PO Box 190
Pouce Coupe, BC
V0C 2C0

For more information regarding Home Owner Grants, please click HERE

Ways to Pay Your Property Taxes

1. Pay through your Financial Institution - Online, Telephone, or in Person

You can pay your taxes through your financial institution by setting the Village of Pouce Coupe up as a Payee. For online banking, search "Pouce Coupe"  or "Village of Pouce Coupe" and select the property tax account. Your account number is your Roll/Folio No. and can be found on your property tax notice. If your Roll No. is less then six digits long, place a "0" before the number. Payments may take 2-3 days to transfer to our account. We encourage you to arrange payment early to avoid penalty. 

Remember, you also need to submit your completed Home Owner Grant application directly to the Village of Pouce Coupe, not to your financial institution.

2. Pay in Person

Bring your tax notice and payment to the Village of Pouce Coupe, located at 5011 49 Avenue. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). When the office is closed, you may drop off a cheque in the 24-hour mail slot. Acceptable payment methods include:

  • Personal cheques* - payable to Village of Pouce Coupe
  • Money orders
  • Bank drafts
  • Cash
  • Interac
  • Credit cards are not accepted for the payment of property taxes.

*Dishonoured cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to penalty, interest and a returned cheque fee.

3. 24-Hour Mail Slot

There is a secure mail slot (black mailbox) located at the entrance to the Village Office and is accessible seven days a week. 

4. Pay by Mail

Mailed payments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the tax due date to avoid the penalty so please ensure that you send your payment well in advance. Send your payment to:

Village of Pouce Coupe
PO Box 190
Pouce Coupe, BC
V0C 2C0

5. With your Mortgage Payment

Your financial institution can pay your taxes on your behalf if you have made such an arrangement through your mortgage agreement. Contact your mortgage company for further information. Your mortgage company will not complete your home owner grant on your behalf.

The Village of Pouce Coupe is not responsible for errors made by mortgage providers.

6. Prepayments

The Village of Pouce Coupe does not currently have a direct debit pre-authorized payment plan, however, a payment can be made at your financial institution or in person at the Village Office any time of the year.

7. Property Tax Deferment Program

You may be eligible for the Provincial Tax Deferment Program or the Families With Children Property Tax Deferment Program. For more information, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay my taxes with my credit card?
Why are there utility charges on my tax notice?
I haven’t received a tax notice, what should I do?
 
I received a property assessment, but I think the value is too high. What do I do?
I sent my tax payment in, why haven’t I received a receipt showing my account is paid?
I received a tax notice for my property but it’s not in my name, what should I do?
I received a tax notice for a property that I no longer own, what should I do?

Can I pay my taxes with my credit card? No, the Village of Pouce Coupe does not accept credit cards for the payment of taxes. Credit cards are acceptable for the payment of utilities.

Why are there utility charges on my tax notice?Unpaid utility charges that are overdue at the end of the year are transferred to your tax account in the form of arrears, based on the Community Charter. For more information on your utility charges, contact the Village Office at (250) 786-5794 or email info@poucecoupe.ca

I haven’t received a tax notice, what should I do? Tax notices are mailed to property owners by the end May. If you have not received your notice, contact the Village Office at (250) 786-5794 or email info@poucecoupe.ca and ensure that the mailing address that we have on file is current.

You are responsible for paying your taxes whether or not you have received your notice.

I received a property assessment, but I think the value is too high. What do I do? If you disagree with your property assessment, you must contact BC Assessment in January of the current year.

Property owners who disagree with their assessment can file a formal Notice of Complaint (Appeal) with the province's Property Assessment Review Panel. For more information on this process, refer to the back page of your assessment notice when you receive it in January.

I sent my tax payment in, why haven’t I received a receipt showing my account is paid? The municipality no longer automatically sends a receipt for property tax payments. If you require a receipt, please include a request for one with your payment.

I received a tax notice for my property but it’s not in my name, what should I do? If you recently purchased the property, you are responsible for the property taxes; therefore, you must pay the full amount on the bill and apply for the grant (if eligible) by the due date.

If you are the new owner, and are going to claim the home owner grant, you will need to provide a copy of your transfer papers showing your name on title.

I received a tax notice for a property that I no longer own, what should I do? If possible, please give it to the new owner. Alternatively, you can return it to the Village Office.

Related Bylaws

Bylaw 9xx - Tax Rates