May 13, 2022
If you are eligible for the Provincial Home Owner Grant, please ensure that the online application is completed prior to July 2, 2022 to avoid a penalty of 10% on the grant portion. Please note that the Home Owner Grant application must be completed each and every year in which you are eligible for the grant.
A penalty will be applied on the amount of the Home Owner Grant for any unclaimed, unsigned or incomplete applications, as this will be considered equivalent to unpaid taxes. To avoid the penalty on the Grant portion of your taxes, the Home Owner Grant must be claimed even if a payment on outstanding taxes is not made.
Credit cards are now accepted by the Village. All credit card transactions are subject a 3% handling fee.
The Village is required to include on property tax statements amounts levied by other taxing authorities over whom the Village has no control. The Village’s percentage of your total tax payable was only 36% in 2016. School taxes collected on behalf of the Provincial government by the Village account for 27% of the tax bill. The remainder of the charges were levied by Regional District of Central Kootenay, Police Levy, Central Kootenay Regional Hospital District, West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the B.C. Assessment Authority (BC Assessment) and the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA-BC).
For information and inquiries regarding amounts levied by other taxing authorities, please contact them directly at: