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2018 Property Tax Due Date - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2018 Property Tax Notices have been mailed to all registered property owners.

If you have not received your property tax notice, please contact the Property Tax Department at City Hall at 604-527-4550.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay property taxes by the due date in order to avoid penalty, whether or not a bill is received.  Current property taxes unpaid after July 3rd will be charged a 5% penalty and a second 5% penalty will be added to taxes unpaid after September 4th.

City Hall office hours:

  • 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Mondays
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday (except statutory holidays)

Extended office hours:

  • June 18 & June 25 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • June 19 to July 3 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, except June 25 until 7:00 pm

Various payment options are provided:

  • Mail or in person at City Hall:

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC V3L1H9

    Cash, cheques or debit cards accepted; online credit card payments accepted
  • 24-hour drop-box in City Hall Mail, located at the north entrance to City Hall
  • Chartered banks and most trust companies and credit unions
  • Telephone or internet banking services through your financial institution
  • Queensborough Community Centre, Centennial Community Centre and Century House — please ensure that you bring your tax notice with you

Regular hours of operation are:

  • Queensborough       
    Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 9:30 pm
    Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Sunday, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
    Canada Day July 1st, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Centennial
    Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 8:30 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 7:30 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Century House        
    Monday to Wednesday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
    Thursday & Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Sunday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Provincial Home Owner Grant

Application for the provincial Home Owner Grant may be made now, whether or not the current taxes are being paid at the same time.  Please note that most financial institutions are no longer processing Home Owner Grants and the grant can either be claimed online at www.newwestcity.ca/ehog or at City Hall. 

Provincial Property Tax Deferment Programs

You may be eligible to defer payment of all or a part of the current year property taxes through one of two provincial tax deferment programs:

1.    Regular Property Tax Deferment Program

If you are age 55 or over, or a surviving spouse

2.    Families with Children Property Tax Deferment Program

If you are providing financial support for a dependent child who is under 18 years of age at any time during the year

For more information about the property tax deferment programs, please call the Provincial Property Tax Deferment Branch at 604-660-2421.

Date posted:June 5, 2018