Property Info

District of Fort St. James Property Tax

Due Dates
Tax notices are mailed at the end of May and payments are due July 2. A 10% penalty will be added to the outstanding current taxes at midnight July 3.

Home Owner Grants
The District of Fort St. James administers the Home Owner Grant program on behalf of the Province of BC. Home Owner Grants must be claimed before the due date to avoid penalties. Home Owner Grant applications that are incomplete, unclaimed, or late will result in penalty charges. Home Owner Grants that are not claimed are considered equivalent to unpaid taxes. Failure of an intermediary such as a financial institution, Canada Post, or lawyer to remit the application on behalf of the owner is a private matter for resolution between the parties involved and is outside the Tax Collector’s authority and responsibility.

For further information please contact:

Home Owner Grant Administration Branch
Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
1-888-355-2700 Phone

Electronic Home Owner Grant

How to Pay your Property Taxes

Online Banking or Telephone Banking
You may pay your Tax or Utility bills using your financial institution’s online or telephone banking system. We are currently set up for this service with the Royal Bank, CIBC, BC Credit Unions and ScotiaBank. Enter the Folio Number or account number from your statement where the account number is requested. You must still claim the Home Owner Grant (if eligible) through the Municipal Office.

Mail Cheque

  • Please ensure Home Owner Grant is completed in full (if eligible). A $25.00 service charge will be levied on all returned cheques. Your cancelled cheque is your receipt.

Pay In Person

  • Be prepared to wait in line the last week of June! Pay by cheque, cash, money order, bank draft, or Interac (check your limit). Credit cards are not accepted. Post-dated cheques will be accepted and the cancelled cheque is your receipt.

Tax Installment/Prepayment

  • You may leave post-dated cheques for monthly payments towards your property tax. Or, set up a monthly payment through your bank’s online bill payment system.

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