City of Richmond property tax payments are due July 4
17 June 2016
Richmond property owners are reminded that property taxes are due on Monday, July 4, 2016. Tax notices were mailed out at the beginning of June. Property owners who have not yet received their statement should call the Tax Department immediately at 604-276-4145.
Due to a potential mail service disruption, taxpayers planning to mail in their payments should do so as soon as possible or choose an alternative method, such as paying online through financial institutions or in person, in order to avoid incurring any late penalties.
Home owners who are eligible for the Provincial Home Owner Grant must claim by the due date. Grants may be completed securely online at www.richmond.ca/homeownergrant. Enter the folio number and access code found on the property tax bill, complete the grant and submit. A confirmation number will be provided instantly. Alternatively, the grant application on the bottom of the tax notice may be completed in full and returned to the Tax Department by the due date. The Home Owner Grant must be completed every year, if you are eligible, and may be claimed even if no tax payment is made.
If taxes are not paid by July 4, 2016, a five per cent penalty is charged on all current taxes outstanding. The penalty will also be applied to the amount of any eligible Home Owner Grant unclaimed. A further five per cent penalty will be charged on all outstanding tax amounts after September 2, 2016.
Payments can be:
- Made online or in person through your financial institution.
- Made in person at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, during business hours (8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Only cash, cheque or debit payments are accepted at City Hall. Due to the volume of tax payers, wait times may be longer than anticipated.
- Placed in the drop box at the north entrance to City Hall.
- Mailed to the City of Richmond, PO Box 94351, Richmond BC, V6X 8A8. Postmarks are not accepted as the payment date. Penalties will be assessed on late payments received by mail will be assessed regardless of any disruptions to mail service.
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.