High Streamflow Advisory: Fraser River

Updated May 22, 2018 at 10:25 AM

The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River due to increased snow melt runoff. River levels and flows are expected to remain elevated this week and into the weekend.

City staff are monitoring water levels, conducting daily patrols of areas adjacent to the Fraser River, and are prepared for possible minor flooding as part of our Flood Response Plan »

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Property Taxes & Utilities

2018 Due Dates

Utilities Charges and Garbage Disposal Fees Thursday, March 15
Property Tax  Wednesday, July 4 

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The Tax Office (Tax and Revenue Services) is responsible for the billing and collection of utilities, garbage disposal fees, and property taxes. We also collect taxes for other authorities including Provincial Schools, Translink, Metro Vancouver, Municipal Finance Authority and BC Assessment. The office also provides central revenue receipting services for the City. The Tax Office is part of Finance, and reports to the Assistant Director Finance - Revenue Services.

Contact us with regards to property tax, false alarm fees, utility charges for water, sewer, refuse, commercial refuse, and metered water.


Statements for utilities (water and sewer charges) and garbage disposal fees are mailed out in February and are due in mid-March. Property Tax notices are mailed out at the end of May and are due on the second business day of July. 


As directed through bylaw legislation, a 5% penalty will be added to taxes unpaid or home owner grant unclaimed by the end of July 4, 2018. A further 5% penalty will be added to taxes unpaid or home owner grant unclaimed by the end of September 5, 2018.

Important Date

Important Dates

Check out all the important dates for the current year.

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BC Assessment

BC Assessment

Check out how your assessment values affects your property taxes.
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Utility Payments

Utility and Garbage Disposal Fee Payments

Pay utilities and garbage disposal fees before the March due date to be eligible for the 5% discount.
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Property Tax Payments

Property Tax Payments

Pay Property Taxes before the July due date to avoid penalties.
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Home Owner Grant

Online Home Owner Grant 

Avoid line ups and delay, claim your Home Owner Grant online.
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Tax Sale

Tax Sale

Properties with unpaid taxes for three years will be auctioned at the Tax Sale.
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Check out and download our brochures for more information.

  • Pay Your Taxes Online

    Online PaymentMorePay your utilities and property taxes using online banking.
  • Home Owner Grant Online

    Claim Home Owner Grant OnlineAvoid line ups and delay, claim your Home Owner Grant online.
  • Garbage Disposal Fee

    Garbage Disposal FeeMoreFind out about Burnaby's Garbage Disposal Fee.
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