The Finance Department is responsible for the overall management of the financial affairs for the Municipality.
Budget Process 2020
The public process for deciding on the budget starts in December every year, with Council adopting the full bylaw by early May. Public input is encouraged and welcomed throughout the process.
- Budget meeting schedule
- Budget meeting 2020 agendas & 2019 agendas
- Budget meeting 2020 minutes & 2019 minutes
- Watch budget meetings on YouTube
General Enquiries - Finance Department
Telephone: 250 726-7744
Fax: 250 726-7335
Assessment Authority Information
BC Assessment produces uniform property assessments that form the basis for local and provincial taxation while providing information to assist people when making real estate decisions. For contact information and related links, please visit the website for the Central Vancouver Island Area Office or call the Assessment Authority office in Victoria (#400 – 3450 Uptown Blvd, Victoria BC V8Z 0B9) Toll Free at 1-(866)-825-8322.
Property Tax Information
The value of your property, as assessed by the BC Assessment Authority, is multiplied by the tax rates as set out by each of the taxing jurisdictions to determine your property taxes. For questions relating to your District property taxes, please call the District Office at (250)-726-7744.
For questions regarding the property assessment portion of your taxes, please contact the Assessment Authority office in Nanaimo Victoria (#400 – 3450 Uptown Blvd, Victoria BC V8Z 0B9) Toll Free at 1-(866)-825-8322.
Home Owner Grant (HOG)
The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence. By applying for the grant your property taxes can be reduced up to $770. You may qualify for a higher grant amount if you are:
- a senior
- a veteran
- a person with a disability living with a person with a disability
Tax Certificates Online
TaxCertificates Online (TCOL) is now available through myLTSA using your deposit account or through Access Point Information Canada for purchase by credit card. Effective April 1, 2017, TCOL is no longer available through BC OnLine.
The myLTSA portal is the official point of access to the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA) electronic Search and Filing services. myLTSA has been a distribution channel for TCOL since July 2015, simplifying the overall conveyance process into a single portal for key search and filing services.
If you already have a myLTSA account, you can begin your TCOL searches today using your existing deposit account (same as your Land Title searches). The TCOL service can be found in the myLTSA ‘Service Providers’ navigation menu at the top of the page. If you don’t have a myLTSA account please visit https://apps.ltsa.ca/iam/login and register, or contact the myLTSA support line at 1-877-577-5872 for assistance.