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Permissive Tax Exemptions

Section 224 of the Community Charter, gives Council the authority to exempt certain land and/or improvements from municipal property taxes. Council considers Permissive Tax Exemptions for non-profit organizations that contribute to the well being of City residents, that make improvements to the quality of life for residents, and/or are an extension of City services.

The Permissive Tax Exemption Policy is intended to provide consistent and equal treatment and consideration for all applicants.

An application must be completed every year and must be accompanied by the most recent financial documentation required. The deadline for applications to be received by the Tax Office is June 30 of each year. To be eligible for a permissive tax exemption an organization must comply with the guidelines and be approved by Council.

Application Form for 2022 Permissive Tax Exemption » 

Please submit the completed application and supporting documentation to The deadline to submit the application is June 30, 2021.  If you have questions regarding this form, please email and put “PTE application inquiry” in the subject line. 

Property Information Inquiry

The Property Information Inquiry System provides the ability to view and print a Property Information Report for properties located in Burnaby. You may search for a property based on the civic address or by the folio reference number or PID. The Property Information Report will display property assessment and tax levy information as well as legal descriptions.

Access the Property Information Inquiry System »

Tax Certificates

Our Tax Certificates are conveniently available online through:

  • APIC: If you prefer to pay for the tax certificate by credit card, please visit to open an account and order your Tax Certificate.

  • Mail in your written request along with your cheque or pay in person at City Hall Tax Office. The fee is $50 per tax certificate.

Taxing Authorities


School Taxes (Provincial)




Metro Vancouver (GVRD)

 BC Assessment 1

B.C. Assessment
1-866 valueBC (1-866-825-8322)


Municipal Finance Authority

Contact the Tax Office

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