Property taxes are mailed to property owners in late May, and taxes are due in early July. In North Cowichan, utilities are included in your annual property tax bill. Utilities include sewer, water, and curbside collection services. In some municipalities, utilities are billed separately at a different time of the year, which makes their property tax bills seem lower.
How to pay your Property Tax
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage residents to pay property taxes using online or telephone banking. Alternatively, you can mail us a cheque or securely drop off a cheque, in person, in the drop-box at the main entrance to Municipal Hall. Municipal Hall is open to the public for those who prefer to pay in-person, but the number of people allowed inside at one time is limited. Please call 250.746.3100 or visit www.northcowichan.ca/COVID19 for more information.
2021 Property Tax payments are due July 2, 2021
Avoid a 10% penalty by paying your taxes by September 1, 2021
Although revenues are generated from additional sources, the primary source of revenue for municipalities comes from property taxes.
- 2021 Tax Breakdown - learn where your property taxes go
- Alternative Municipal Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw
Home Owner Grants
Starting January 1, 2021, municipalities can no longer accept retroactive or current year Home Owner Grant applications. The Home Owner Grant Program is now completely administered by the Province.
To claim your grant:
- ONLINE: visit www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
- PHONE: call 1.888.355.2700
North Cowichan property tax notices are mailed out the last week of May every year. If you have not received your tax notice by the second week of June, please contact the Financial Services department. Property taxes are due on Friday, July 2, 2021, by 4:30pm. Make your property tax payment by the close of business on September 1, 2021, to avoid a 10% penalty on any unpaid current taxes, including unclaimed homeowner grants.
North Cowichan offers a Pre-Payment Plan [PDF - 95 KB] for property owners to pre-pay their next years' property taxes (call for details.)
Properties whose taxes have not been paid for 3 years are subject to the Tax Sale.
Visit our Payment Location page for payment options.
Property Tax Deferment Program
Property Tax Deferment forms are no longer accepted by North Cowichan. The program is now completely administered by the Province, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment or call 1.888.355.2700 for information.
You can securely access all of your North Cowichan accounts online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.northcowichan.ca/MyMuni. View tax account information, water consumption, utility history, dog licences, and business licences. All you need is a copy of your bill for the account number you want to register and then create a profile to register your accounts.
The Municipality of North Cowichan provides refuse collection, water and sewer to its residents. Visit Utilities and Residential Services to find out more information.
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