Payment Options

From Internet banking and claiming your home owner grant online to mailing post dated cheques, automated withdrawals, paying in person, or using our drop box after hours, there are several options to choose from.

Tax Installment Plan Services (TIPS)

If you are currently enrolled in the TIPS plan, complete and submit your home owner grant (if eligible) and pay the balance owing as shown in the "amount due box" at the bottom of your tax notice.

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 15th 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.

At Most Financial Institutions

You can pay your property taxes at most financial institutions. Attend your bank in person with the original tax notice. Ensure you retain your receipt for proof of date paid. Some financial institutions do not accept Home Owner Grants, or do not forward them to the City. If this is the case, submit your application to City Hall or apply online.

Have your Tax Notice nearby (for Folio Number and Access Code) before claiming your grant online. For help understanding your property tax statement view our Sample Tax Notice with Descriptions.

Internet and Telephone Banking

Most financial institutions offer pay by phone or online banking services. Your bank account requires a set up to conduct online transactions. Contact your bank for details.

How to pay by Internet Banking

From your bank 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 internet 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 you are not paying for a property you no longer own and update your bank records accordingly.
By Mortgage Company

If you have arranged to have a mortgage company or financial institution pay your property taxes on your behalf, complete and submit your home owner grant application (if eligible) by the due date to avoid penalty.

Communicate with your mortgage company each year confirming your grant amount (if eligible) and the correct amount of property taxes paid to avoid payment errors and penalties.

Drop Boxes

You may deposit payments and completed home owner grant applications to the City of Kamloops 24 Hour DROP BOX, located beside the main entrance to City Hall (7 Victoria St W, Kamloops, BC).

By Mail

Complete your home owner grant application (if eligible) and submit it with payment to:

City of Kamloops Property Tax Department 
7 Victoria St W 
Kamloops BC V2C 1A2

The following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Cash*
  • Cheques – 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 mail cash.

Important: Mail early to avoid a penalty! You are responsible to ensure that the City receives your payment by the due date.

In Person at City Hall

Summer Hours of Operation (May-Sept): 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fall/Winter Hours of Operation (Sept-May): 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(We are open during the lunch hour)

You may attend in person to pay your property taxes and/or apply for your home owner grant. The following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Cash
  • Cheques – payable to the City of Kamloops
  • Money Order
  • Bank draft
  • Direct Debit – Prior to attending, please ensure your debit card transaction will not exceed your daily withdrawal limit.

Please Note: Credit card payments are not accepted at City Hall.

By Credit Card

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.

Be sure to apply for your Provincial Home Owner Grant too - you may do so online or you may submit your application to City Hall.

Important Notes Re: 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 and agree to the third party’s 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 7 days but there may be additional delays. You are responsible to ensure 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 service provider who offers an independent credit card payment service at this time is Plastiq. Plastiq is only available online. For more details visit www.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.

BC Property Tax Deferment Program

The Province of British Columbia Property Tax Deferment Program allows home owners to defer the payment of 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; and
  • Have a minimum equity of 25% in your home based on assessed values as determined by BC Assessment.

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