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Property Tax Payment Options

Access to Sidney Town Hall continues to be limited to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Physical distancing measures will be in place until lifted by the Provincial Health Officer. You are strongly encouraged to use of the following methods for paying taxes and avoid coming to Town Hall in person.

If you have any questions regarding your property taxes, please contact us at 250-656-1184 or propertytax@sidney.ca. We are confident that your needs can be met over the phone or by email, eliminating the need to come in to the office.

Property Tax Payment Options

  • Online - Use your bank's online bill payment service. Add the Town of Sidney Property Tax as a payee. Use the online banking account number, which can be found on your property tax notice.

    Financial Institution
    Property Tax Payee Name
    Bank of Montreal
    Sidney, Town Of, Taxes
    CIBC
    Sidney Tax (B.C)
    Coast Capital
    Sidney Town
    Royal Bank
    Sidney (Town) Tax
    Scotiabank
    Sidney (Town) Taxes
    TD Canada Trust
    Sidney (Town Of) Property Tax
  • By Mail - Cheques and bank drafts are accepted by mail. Please send to:
    Town of Sidney
    2440 Sidney Ave
    Sidney BC V8L 1Y7
    To avoid penalty, mail must have a legible post-mark dated prior to the penalty date. 

  • Drop Box at Town Hall - Available 24 hours a day for cheque payments. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box.

  • At Your Bank - Property taxes are payable in person at most financial institutions. Please check with your bank to confirm whether branches are open and if any restrictions are in place.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact us by phone at 250-656-1184 or by email at propertytax@sidney.ca.

Regardless of how your taxes are paid, eligible residents must apply for the Home Owner Grant by the due date. You are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as you receive your tax notice. Effective 2021, the Province has centralized the administration of the Home Owner Grant program. The Town of Sidney can no longer accept Home Owner Grant applications. For more information, please visit: gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

 

TAX INSTALLMENT PAYMENT SERVICES

Monthly property tax payments can be easily made through the Town's Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. This program allows property owners to make automatic monthly payments towards the following year's taxes. To subscribe to this service, please complete the form below and submit it to the finance office with a cheque marked "void".

 

INTEREST ON PREPAID TAX INSTALLMENTS

Regardless of the payment method, interest is credited to your account in the same way. Beginning in August each year, the Town will begin paying monthly interest on your pre-payment account balance. The rate used is 2.5% below prime. This interest is considered a tax discount by the Canada Revenue Agency and is tax-free to you.