Home Owner Grant
2017 Property Tax payments are due July 4, 2017
Although revenues are generated from additional sources, the primary source of revenue for municipalities comes from property taxes. The home owner grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence.
City of Duncan property tax notices are mailed out mid-May every year. If you have not received your tax notice by the end of May, please contact City Hall at 250-746-6126. Property taxes are due the first working day after the July long weekend. Make your property tax payment by the close of business on the tax due date to avoid a 5% penalty on any unpaid taxes, including unclaimed home owner grants, after July 4th and a further 5% penalty after September 1st. The City of Duncan offers a Pre-Payment Plan 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.
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.
City of Duncan Property Tax Information
You may qualify for the homeowner grant if you are:
- Under 65 years of age
- A senior
- A veteran
- A person with disabilities
- Living with a spouse or relative with disabilities
- A spouse or relative of a deceased owner.