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Property Tax

Important Dates for 2021

July 5

If payment is not received by the July due date, a 5% penalty is added to the balance owing.

August 1

Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) plan deductions start for next year's taxes 

September 2

Last day for payment to avoid a second 5% penalty on current year's outstanding balance 

September 27

Annual property Tax Sale

My Property Portal

My Property Portal

View your balances, payments, receive notices and bills via email and more!

Home Owner Grant

Home Owner Grant

Starting January 1, 2021 municipalities will no longer accept retroactive (2020) or current year (2021) Home Owner Grant applications. For more information please visit www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

How To Pay

How To Pay

Several options are available for paying your property tax by the due date.

Understanding Your Property Tax Notice

Taxes set by Burnaby City Council include general city taxes, Local Area Service Levy, sewer parcel and Business Improvement Area Bylaw.

Provincial legislation requires Burnaby to collect taxes for services provided by other taxing authorities, such as the Province of BC, Translink, Metro Vancouver, BC Assessment Authority and Municipal Finance Authority.

BC Assessments and Business Property Tax

Many businesses are facing very high property tax bills because BC Assessment is basing their property’s value on the “highest and best use”– not on what the land is currently used for but on its future redevelopment potential. City of Burnaby Council is working with other municipalities and levels of government to press the Province of British Columbia government to amend how such assessments are carried out, so as to reduce the burden on small business. The Burnaby Board of Trade as well provides information for property owners to understand the assessment process for small businesses. Learn more »

How Your Taxes are Calculated

Change of Address

If the mailing address on your Property Tax bill is incorrect, please complete and submit the Change of Address Area 10, Jurisdiction 301 form directly to BC Assessment.

It is important to keep your address current for property assessment and taxation purposes.

Contact the Tax Office

Phone 604-294-7350
Email tax@burnaby.ca
Fax 604-294-7153
Address
Tax Office, Revenue Services
First floor of City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC  V5G 1M2
Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:45 PM