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Richmond’s property taxes due July 2

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:42 PDT, Fri June 18, 2021

Last Updated: 10:48 PDT, Fri June 18, 2021

Richmond property owners are reminded that property taxes are due on July 2. 

Tax notices were mailed out at the end of May but if you have not received your statement, please call the city tax department immediately at 604-276-4145.

The city hall cashier area has been reopened for tax and utility payments only. Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. (city hall is closed on Canada Day, July 1). Physical distancing measures must be followed and face masks must be worn.

Cash will NOT be accepted. Cheque, debit and credit card (service fees apply) only.

Alternatively, payments can be made:

• online or in person through your financial institution

• online by credit card (service fees apply) through the city’s website

• by mailing a cheque (Do not send cash in the mail. Postmarks will not be accepted as the payment date.)

• by cheque in the city hall drop box (Do not deposit cash, as cash will not be processed.)

The B.C. government is now responsible for all home owner grants claimed in B.C.

• If eligible, residential property owners must apply for their home owner grant online at www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

• If unable to apply online, call Home Owner Grant Administration at 1-888-355-2700 for assistance.

• If you missed claiming last year’s grant, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

If taxes are not paid and/or grants not claimed by July 2, a five per cent penalty will be charged on all current taxes outstanding. A further five per cent penalty will be charged on all outstanding tax amounts after Sept. 2.

All property owners are responsible for property tax payments and applicable penalties, regardless of whether or not a tax notice is received.

For more information, please visit www.richmond.ca/tax, email TaxDept@richmond.ca or call 604-276-4145.

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