Property Taxes

2020 Property Tax payments are due July 2, 2020.

Although revenues are generated from additional sources, the primary source of revenue for municipalities comes from property taxes.

Property Tax Notices

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 a tax clerk in the Financial Services department. Property taxes are due the first working day after the July long weekend. Please check the actual penalty date each year; you’ll find it clearly printed on your tax notice. Make your property tax payment by the close of business on the tax due date to avoid a 10% penalty on any unpaid current taxes, including unclaimed home owner 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.

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Property Tax Deferment

Property Tax Deferment is a low interest loan program administered by the Province of BC that assists qualifying BC homeowners in paying annual property taxes on their home. Certain conditions must be met in order for a tax deferment application to be approved. For an application form or more information on eligibility, access the Property Tax Deferment website.


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