Kamloops, BC—The City of Kamloops has calculated the 2023 taxes for property owners following Council’s approval of the tax rates on May 9, 2023. Kamloops homeowners will start receiving their 2023 property tax notices this week. Those who have opted to receive e-bills should have received those emails last week. Property taxes and Home Owner Grant applications are due on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, and a 10% penalty for late payments or late grant applications will apply as of July 5.
Starting today, City Hall will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the Tournament Capital Centre will be open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, for in-person tax payment. Residents can also deposit a cheque at any of the following four dropbox locations:
- City Hall - 7 Victoria Street West
- Tournament Capital Centre - 910 McGill Road
- North Shore Community Policing Office - 915 7th Street
- Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre - 859 Bebek Road
The City Hall dropbox is accessible from the exterior and is available 24/7. The other dropboxes are located inside and are accessible during facility hours.
New this year, the City will be extending City Hall hours to 6:00 pm June 26–June 30 and on July 4 in order to accommodate taxpayers. Please note, City Hall is closed Monday, July 3, for the Canada Day holiday.
“We continue to listen to the taxpaying public and are working to make tax payment as easy as possible,” said Cara Dawson, the City’s Revenue and Taxation Manager. “Now, for individuals who feel more comfortable with in-person transactions, there will be opportunities available outside standard business hours.”
The City introduced the option for residents to pay property taxes online or in person with Visa or Mastercard in 2021 with a non-refundable 1.75% service fee. To pay property taxes online, residents can visit Kamloops.ca/Payment. Residents may also choose to pay property taxes from home through online banking.
Residents should also remember that they must apply for their Home Owner Grants through the Province. As of 2021, municipalities can no longer accept applications. Home Owner Grant applications are still due at the same time as property taxes, so the City strongly encourages residents to apply for their 2023 Home Owner Grants before July 4 to avoid a penalty. For more information and to apply, visit Gov.BC.ca/HomeOwnerGrant or call 1-888-355-2700.
Residents who are experiencing financial difficulties should note that Home Owner Grants can be applied for without making a tax payment, which will reduce the tax balance owing. Partial payments before the due date will also reduce the penalty incurred. Look into the BC Property Tax Deferment Program for additional support.
To sign up for e-billing for 2024 property taxes, residents can register and add their property tax account at Kamloops.ca/MyCity. Residents can also sign up for the Tax Installment Plan Service, which allows taxpayers to make monthly payments towards their 2024 property taxes. With the Tax Installment Plan Service, payments are automatically withdrawn from residents’ bank accounts. Application forms and more information are available online at Kamloops.ca/TIPS.
For more details on property taxes and Home Owner Grants, visit Kamloops.ca/PropertyTax.