Kamloops homeowners will start receiving their 2019 Property Tax Notices today. Those signed up to receive e-bills can expect to get an email on May 24, while those who receive paper notices will receive them in their mailboxes early the week of May 27.
Since the City began offering e-billing three years ago, the number of citizens registered to receive their property tax notices digitally continues to rise each year.
In 2016, 515 people received e-bills. In 2017 that number rose to 1,340, and by 2018, it was up to 1,643. This year, 1,996 citizens are taking advantage of the convenient electronic option.
To sign up for e-billing for 2020 property taxes, residents need to register with MyCity and add their property tax account at Kamloops.ca/MyCity.
Residents can claim their Home Owner Grant at Kamloops.ca/eHOG, and can use online banking through their financial institution’s online bill payments option to pay their property taxes.
To pay using online bill payments, sign into online banking and search payees for the word “Kamloops”. Then, select the Kamloops property tax option as the payee and use the 10-digit folio number on the notice as the account number.
Residents may also pay in person at their bank, or use telephone banking; however, it is important to note that financial institutions do not accept Home Owner Grant applications.
This year, due to road work happening near City Hall as part of the Victoria Street West Improvements Project, residents who want to pay their taxes and claim their HOG in person can visit the City’s temporary property tax/HOG kiosk at the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) at 910 McGill Road.
The kiosk is located upstairs in the Parks and Rec Office and will be open Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm, May 27—July 5, 2019. There will be five temporary reserved parking stalls adjacent to the TCC roundabout during this time.
Drop boxes are available at City Hall (24 hours), the TCC (5:30 am–11:00 pm), and the North Shore Community Policing Office, which is located at 915 7th Street (8:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00 pm–4:00 pm, Monday–Friday).
2019 Property taxes and Home Owner Grant applications are due July 2. A 10% penalty will be levied on July 3, 2019 for any outstanding taxes.
Visit Kamloops.ca for more details on property taxes and Home Owner Grants.