Taxes & Utilities

All property tax payments must be received by July 2, 2021.  A 5% penalty will be levied on July 3, 2021. 

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. New owners who have not received a property tax notice are advised to contact the Property Tax Department.

A 5% penalty will be charged to current taxes remaining after July 2, 2021 and another 5% penalty after September 3, 2021.

View the latest Where Your Taxes Go newsletter.

  • Please pay your bill online via one of the following options:

    • Online banking, telephone banking and ATMs Contact your financial institution for further information. From your financial institution’s website, search for 'New Westminster City' and select payee with “property taxes”. Use the 8-digit folio number on the front of your tax notice as the account number.
      Ensure your payment is received on time, allowing for at least 3 business days prior to the due date.
    • In person at your financial institution
      Ensure your payment is received by the due date. 
    • Cheques and bank drafts payable to the City of New Westminster
      Cheques and bank drafts may be postdated to the tax due date. An administration fee will be charged for returned or dishonoured payments per municipal bylaw.
    • In-person at City Hall
      Available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

    Sign up for e-billing at newwestcity.ca/mycity.

    For electronic payments, allow at least three business days prior to the due date.

  • 2021 Property Taxes are due July 2, 2021.  Penalty applies after July 2, 2021.

    Utility bills (water, sewer, solid waste services) are due on May 7, 2021.

     

     

  • You can use the links below to pay through your financial institution's website. If you have questions regarding how to set up this option, please contact your bank.
     

    Bank of Montreal
    1-877-225-5266
    CIBC
    1-800-465-2422
    Coast Capital Savings
    1-888-517-7000
    G&F Financial
    1-800-567-8111
    HSBC
    1-877-621-8811
    RBC Royal Bank
    1-800-769-2511
    Scotia Bank
    1-800-267-1234
    TD Canada Trust
    1-866-222-3456
    Vancity
    1-800-310-8777
    Westminster Savings
    1-877-506-0100
       


    Credit cards for taxes and water/sewer utilities are accepted online with a convenience fee.

  • 2021 Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Rates

    Single Family Dwelling Gross Discount 5% 2021 Net 2020 (net) 2019 (net) % Change
    Water $680.25 $34.01 $646.24 $603.96 $564.45 7%
    Sewer $959.79 $47.99 $911.80 $852.15 $796.40 7%
    Solid Waste - 120L $292.80 $14.64 $278.16 $248.36 $221.75

    12%

    Subtotal $1932.84 $96.64 $1836.20 $1704.47 $1582.60  
    Single Family Dwelling - Senior Waivers (25%) Gross Senior Discount 25% 2021 Net 2020 (net) 2019 (net)  
    Water $680.25 $170.06 $510.19 $25.51 $484.68  
    Sewer $959.79 $239.95 $719.84 $35.99 $683.85  
    Solid Waste - 120 L $292.80 73.20 $219.60 $10.98 $208.62  
    Subtotal $1932.84 $483.21 $1449.63 $72.48 $1377.15  
    Single Family Dwelling - Secondary Suite Gross Discount 5% 2021 Net 2020 (net)    
    Water - Single Family $680.25 34.01 $646.24 603.96    
    Water - Secondary Suite $340.10 $17.00 $323.10 $301.96    
    Sewer- Single Family $959.79 $47.99 $911.80 852.15    
    Sewer - Secondary Suite $479.90 $24.00 $455.90 $426.07    
    Solid Waste - 240L $4052.38 $22.62 $429.76 $383.71    
    Subtotal $2912.42 $145.61 $2766.79 2567.85    
    Multi-Family Per Living Unit Gross Discount 5% 2021 Net 2020 (net)    
    Water - Metered - Cubic Feet            
    Min Charge $56.15   $56.15 $52.48    
    1-10,000 $5.62   $5.62 $5.25    
    Next 20,000 $4.08   $4.08 $3.81    
    Next 20,000 $3.22   $3.22 $3.01    
    over 50,000 $2.43   $2.43 $2.27    
                 
    Sewer - Apartment Unit $539.78 $26.99 $512.79 $479.25 447.90  
    Townhouse Unit $749.79 $37.49 $712.30 $665.70 622.15  
                 
    Solid Waste Commercial Rate      
    Food Scraps/Apartment $28.54 - $28.54      
    Tag-a-Bag/Bag $4.00 - $4.00      
    Replacement of lost or damaged 120 L container     $75.00      
    Replacement of lost or damaged 240 L container     $100.00      
    To upsize from a 120 L to 240 L container     $25.00      
    To recover a missed collection for a late set out, wrong collection container or incorrectly placed collection container     $25.00      

     

  • Taxes are due July 2, 2021. A 5% penalty is added to the outstanding taxes after July 2, 2021. A second penalty of 5% will be applied to any unpaid balance after September 3, 2021. These penalties are a requirement of the Community Charter. The City has no authority to either waive or modify these penalty amounts. A payment that is one day late is subject to the full amount of the penalty.
  • The Home Owner Grant Program is a Provincial Government program designed to help homeowners with their Property Taxes. The Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of Property Taxes home owners pay on their principal residence. 

    Starting January 1, 2021 municipalities will no longer accept retroactive or current year Home Owner Grant applications. For more information please visit the Provincial Government Home Owner Grant Administration website, or contact their office at 1-888-355-2700. 

  • Starting January 1, 2021 municipalities will no longer accept retroactive or current year Home Owner Grant applications. For more information please visit the Provincial Government Home Owner Grant Administration website, or contact their office at 1-888-355-2700.  

  • Deferment applications are no longer submitted through your municipal office. The Province has developed a new online application process. All applications will now be submitted directly to the Province.  For full details, and to ensure you qualify, please refer to the Province's website, or contact their office at 1-888-355-2700.
  • Any property with delinquent taxes will be sold at the City's annual tax sale unless the delinquent taxes, with interest, are sooner paid. The City is obliged to hold the annual tax sale each year on the last Monday of September (or if this is a holiday, on the next Monday which is not a holiday). It is held at 10:00 am at City Hall located at 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. Taxes become delinquent on January 1st of the second year following the year in which the taxes were billed.

    The list of properties that may be available for sale will be published in the local newspapers on two separate dates, the last publication being not less than three days or more than ten days before the date of the tax sale. A final list of the properties still available for sale will be distributed at the time of the tax sale.

    The sale is a public auction with the successful bid being the highest bid above the upset price. The upset price is the total of all outstanding taxes plus penalties, interest and costs.

    We will require payment of the full amount of the successful bid price by certified cheque, cash or money order at the time of sale.

    The owner of the property, or any registered charge holder, will be notified of the sale of the property for taxes. They have a period of 12 months to redeem the property by paying the outstanding taxes. Only at the end of the redemption period, if the property has not been redeemed will title pass to the successful bidder. If the property is redeemed, all of the amounts paid to the City by the successful bidder will be returned with interest at the rate prescribed under section 11(3) of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act.

    The successful bidder has only limited legal rights to the property during the redemption period. The registered owner continues to have use and enjoyment of the property.

    The successful purchaser of tax sale property that results in transfer of title at the end of the redemption period will be required to pay any property purchase taxes and goods and services taxes which may apply to the sale. The effect of the tax sale is to also act as a quit claim in favour of the purchaser of all mortgages registered against the property.

  • By mail or in person at:
    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, B.C.
    V3L 1H9

    Phone: 604-527-4550
    Email: 


    City Hall hours of operation:

    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (excluding holidays)