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Osoyoos Property Taxes

Paying your Taxes | Home Owner Grant *NEW* | Deferments |  BC Assessment 

DUE JULY 2, 2021

The Town of Osoyoos's Finance department is responsible for administering and processing the collection of property taxes within town limits.  Property taxation is the single most important source of municipal revenue.  Collected taxes fund operations, recreation facilities, development, road construction, and many other services.  The collection of property taxes also includes revenues the Town collects on behalf of other agencies.  For example, a portion of property tax collections is distributed to the Province for School Tax, Police Tax, BC Assessment, Municipal Finance Authority, Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen, and the Regional Hospital.  The Town of Osoyoos Property Taxes also includes municipal utilities water, sewer, and garbage. 
View your tax account online at https://osoyoos.icompasscms.com/content/view-tax-account.

Property tax statements are mailed annually by the end of May.  If you do not receive the tax statement by mid-June, please contact 250-495-6515 or info@osoyoos.ca.  Property taxes are due the first business day in July.  This year, they are due July 2, 2021 by 4:30 pm

Penalties are charged on unpaid amounts at 5% on July 3 and 5% on September 1.  Properties whose taxes have not been paid for 3 years are subject to tax sale.

Important updates
Home Owner Grant Administration
Starting May 2021, you will apply directly to the province for your home owner grant, online at www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or call 1-888-355-2700.  Municipalities no longer accept the applications, however, eligibility is unchanged.

Deferment
Property Tax Deferment forms are no longer accepted by the Town of Osoyoos.  The provincial program is now completely administered by the Province, please visit www.gov.bc.ca or call 1-888-355-2700 for info.

Paying your taxes
A variety of payment methods are available:

  • Mail a Cheque - Box 3010, Osoyoos BC   V0H 1V0
  • Drop off your payment in the mail slot (left hand side of door) at Town Office located at 8707 Main Street
  • E-Transfer - CLICK HERE to request instructions
  • NEW Credit Card Online (fees apply) - CLICK HERE 
  • Local Financial Institution
  • Telephone/Internet Banking - * the account number is the folio/roll number located at the top right of your tax notice.  Enter with no spaces and no decimals, ie. 55600987000.

Register Online
Our online services provide residents the convenience of viewing and receiving their property tax account details online.  Visit our Online Services to register.  If you have any questions please contact the Finance Department at 250-495-6515 or email info@osoyoos.ca.

Pre-authorized Payments
Sign up for the Town's "Property Tax Pre-Authorized (Monthly) Payment Plan". Current taxes must be paid in full in order to participate in the Payment Plan. 
Contact the Finance department or click here for the "Property Tax Pre-Authorized (Monthly) Payment Plan" form.  Please ensure you read and understand the terms and conditions before submitting an application.
 
Homeowner Grants
Municipalities no longer accept HOG applications. You must apply directly with the province. Claim HOG
Click here to learn more about the province’s home owner grant program.
Click here to Claim your homeowner grant online with the province.

For more information on Home Owner Grants and eligibility contact:
Home Owner Grant Administration
Ministry of Finance
(TF)  1-888-355-2700
www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant

Deferments 
Tax deferment is a low interest Provincial loan that helps BC homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence.  To defer your Property Taxes you must do the following:

The same applies to annual renewal Property Tax Deferment forms.  A 5% late penalty will apply if the application is not approved or if you withdraw your application before it is approved.
Click here for more information and to complete the Property Tax Deferment form. 

BC Assessment

BC Assessment Webpages
Property Assessments and Property Taxes: A not-so complicated relationship 
The Property Tax Equation 
How BC Assessment works 
 
BC Assessment Videos 
Your property value change and property taxes
Understanding Property Assessments & Property Taxes
How are property taxes calculated?
How are taxes calculated if assessment values change?

For more information or questions please contact:

Jim Zakall
Director of Financial Services
(T)  250.495.6515
(E)  jzakall@osoyoos.ca
Kahlua Gordin
Senior Accounting Clerk
(T)  250.495.4614
(E)  kgordin@osoyoos.ca
Tammy Derbyshire
Accounting Clerk
(T)  250.495.4612
(E)  tderbyshire@osoyoos.ca 
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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