On May 5, 2020, Council authorize an amendment to Fees Setting Bylaw No. 44-1 to allow for the removal of the following fees related to collection of property tax and utility fee revenue retroactive to March 31, 2020, and until December 31, 2020:
- non-sufficient funds (NSF) charges
- account transfer and refund charges
- additional tax notice or utility bill
In addition to the above, interest will be waived on overdue utility bills until December 31, 2020.
Water, sewer and garbage statements are mailed semi-annually for all flat rate utility accounts. Semi-annual payments are due in full by the last working day of March and September.
For all utility clients with water meters, statements are mailed quarterly. Quarterly payments are due in full on or before the applicable due dates in order for the customer to avoid interest charges.
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Payment is not available online through the City. Payments may be made at most financial institutions in Canada (in person; by telephone banking; or online banking), credit unions, by mail, or in person at City Hall located at 7 Victoria Street West.
Payments made through your financial institution may take 3-5 business days to reach the City. Please allow sufficient processing time before the tax due date. Penalties will be applied to payments not reaching the City of Kamloops by the due date.
Please make cheques payable to the City of Kamloops. If you are mailing a cheque, please allow sufficient time for it to reach City Hall:
City of Kamloops Revenue Division
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2
We do not accept the postmark as a received date. The City of Kamloops must receive payment by the due date to avoid interest charges.
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.
The City offers a monthly direct debit payment option for customers on utility accounts. If you choose to participate in the plan, your utility bill will be adjusted accordingly and automatically taken out of your bank account on the last day of each month.
Learn more about the Pre-Authorized Withdrawl System.
You will have to read your quarterly statements to see if your payments are changing as the bills are recalculated each quarter. If there is no change to your payment, there will be no message on your statement.
The December 31st payment will be the payment that will reconcile your account to zero, so the amount may be more than your regular PAWS. Please ensure that you have the funds in your bank account on December 31, if there is a balance owing.
If your payment is not paid by the due date, there will be a 1% penalty added to the outstanding amount for a total of 12% per annum. Payments must be received by the City on or before the applicable due dates in order to avoid interest charges.
Any outstanding balance on your utility account as of December 31st is transferred to your property taxes as arrears, Sec 245(1) of the Community Charter.