FAQ - Property TaxWhat period does my property tax notice cover? July to June, or calendar year?
- Property taxes cover the calendar year from January 1st to December 31st.
- Property taxes are due on the first business day in July. Typically, that is July 2nd.
- Payments after the due date are subject to penalty.
- Notices are usually mailed out near the end of May. If you have not received the notice by June, please contact the Finance Department.
- Yes. Follow these 3 simple steps to sign up:
1. Register for a MySidney profile.
2. Add your tax and/or utility account to that profile.
3. Select the eBilling option for the account.
- Yes. You can access your property tax account information through our online service MySidney.
- Registration is Easy – First, create a MySidney profile using your email. Then, add any of your Town of Sidney accounts (e.g. property tax, utility bill, dog licence, business licence) to your profile.
- All information is protected by private access codes.
- Credit card companies charge the merchant a fee based on the dollar value of transactions. These fees can become significant when processing transaction with higher dollar values.
- While the Town recognizes the convenience of credit card payments – and offer it as a payment option for many other transactions (e.g. utility bills, business licences, dog licences, etc.) – we are not accepting credit cards for property tax payments in order to minimize operational costs.
- There are many other convenient options for property tax payments, please refer to this page for more details.
- You still need to apply for the Home Owner Grant, if eligible. Apply before the due date to avoid penalty on the outstanding grant amount.
- It is your responsibility to communicate your Home Owner Grant eligibility to your mortgage company. This helps to ensure your mortgage company pays the correct amount for your property taxes.
- No. Property taxes cannot be appealed. However, you can appeal the assessed value of your property, which has an impact on your property taxes.
- BC Assessment sends out assessment notices on December 31st. If you wish to appeal, you must do so by January 31st.
- The easiest way to access your property tax information while away is through our online service MySidney.
- You can check your property tax account to find out the total balance owing and apply for the Home Owner Grant, if eligible.
- Any balance due after deducting the Home Owner Grant can be paid online using your bank’s online bill payment service.
- You should discuss this with the lawyer acting on your behalf in the property sale transaction.
- Lawyers for the buyer and seller normally adjust the sale/purchase price to account for property taxes.
- In some situations, there may be a benefit for one party to apply for the Home Owner Grant over the other. Your lawyer can advise if this applies in your situation.