PLEASE NOTE: In 2021, Municipalities will no longer be managing Home Owner Grant applications on behalf of the Provincial Government. The Province will be entirely responsible for the home owner grant program. Starting January 1, the City of Kamloops can no longer accept retroactive or new applications for the grant. All home owners will apply directly to the Province through a process launching soon. Complete and submit your Home Owner Grant application (if eligible) by the due date to the Province to avoid a penalty. For more information on the new process and to sign up for an alert to notify you when you can apply, visit the BC Government's website.
You can pay your property taxes at most financial institutions. Attend your bank in person with your original tax notice. Ensure you retain your receipt for proof of date paid.
Note: Financial Institutions are unable to accept Home Owner Grant (HOG) applications.
Most financial institutions offer pay-by-phone or online banking services. Your bank account needs to be set up to conduct online transactions. Contact your bank for details.
How to Pay Using Online Banking
On your bank's website, log into your bank account and go to “PAY BILLS”. Select “ADD A PAYEE”. In the search bar, enter “Kamloops”. Click “search” to view the full list of available payees. The payee name for the City of Kamloops property taxes varies from bank to bank. Select the payee name that relates to the City of Kamloops property taxes. You will then be able to enter an account number.
- For online banking purposes, your payee account number is your 10-digit folio number—without the dashes—which is located in the top right hand side of your notice.
- Always verify that the account number set up for your City of Kamloops property tax payee matches the folio found on your current property tax notice before making a payment. If the account number for that payee does not match your folio, update the payee account number with the folio found on your property tax notice, as described above.
- Folio numbers are attached to the property, NOT the owner. Please ensure that you are not paying for a property you no longer own, and update your bank records accordingly.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City encourages those who can to seek an alternative to in-person payment.
You may deposit payments in the following drop boxes:
- City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West (drop box is located beside the front entrance and is accessible 24 hours)
- North Shore Community Policing Office, 915 7th Street (drop box is located inside the front entrance and is accessible Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm)
Submit payments to:
City of Kamloops Revenue Division
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2
The following methods of payment are accepted:
- Cheque—payable to the City of Kamloops
- Money order
- Bank draft
Money orders, bank drafts, and cheques should be made payable to the City of Kamloops. Post dated cheques are accepted.
*It is highly recommended that you do not place cash in the dropbox or mail cash.
Important: Mail early to avoid a penalty! You are responsible for ensuring that the City receives your payment by the due date.
If you have arranged to have a mortgage company or financial institution pay your property taxes on your behalf, communicate with your mortgage company each year to confirm your grant amount (if eligible) and the correct amount of property taxes paid to avoid payment errors and penalties.
If you are currently enrolled in the TIPS plan, be sure to pay the balance owing as shown in the "amount due box" at the bottom of your tax notice every year.
Remember: There is no June withdrawal. A payment will need to be made on any balance owing before the due date. The plan will begin again July 15 for the next year’s taxes. Your new monthly amount is shown on your tax notice.
If you would like to sign up for TIPS, fill out this application.
The City of Kamloops does NOT accept credit card payments for payment of property taxes; however, you may be able to use a third-party payment service provider who offers a credit card payment service.
Important Notes Regarding Third-party Payment Service Providers:
- Third-party payment service providers charge a percentage fee for their services.
- You must create an account with the third-party payment service provider and agree to their terms and conditions to use the service—make sure you clearly understand them before using the service.
- The transaction is not instantaneous. The transfer will typically take place within seven days, but there may be additional delays. You are responsible for ensuring that the City receives your payment by the due date; otherwise, a penalty will be incurred.
- Additional fees may be incurred by your credit card provider for using this service. Please contact your credit card provider if you have any questions or concerns before using any third party payment provider.
The only third-party payment service provider who offers an independent credit card payment service at this time is Plastiq. Plastiq is only available online. For more details, Plastiq.com.
For your convenience, and if you wish to pay by credit card, visit Plastiq to Pay Property Taxes.
The City of Kamloops does not endorse this service.
The Province of British Columbia Property Tax Deferment Program allows homeowners to defer the payment of their annual municipal property taxes.
To qualify for the Property Tax Deferment Program, you must:
- Be 55 years of age or older OR a surviving spouse OR a person with disabilities as defined in the Regulations to the Land Tax Deferment Act
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident under the Immigration Act (Canada)
- Have lived in British Columbia for at least one year prior to applying
- Apply on the home in which you live
- Have a minimum equity of 25% in your home based on assessed values as determined by BC Assessment