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Fees, Charges and Penalties


False Alarms

New! You can now pay your False Alarm Fees online with your credit card. Please note: Credit card payments are only accepted online (not in person) and a non-refundable 1.75% convenience fee will be added to the total amount.

False Alarm Fees are charged according to bylaws. Fees below are effective as of July 1, 2010. These fees will be updated when changes are in place.

Unpaid current year’s false alarm charges by December 31 will be transferred to property taxes as arrears, and will be subject to daily interest.

Number of FAL incident

(charge per incident)
1st-3rd false alarms No Charge
4th false alarm $100.00
5th false alarm  $150.00
6th & each subsequent false alarm  $300.00
Tax Penalty 

Utilities Discounted Amounts

Utility Notices are payable by the March due date in order to be eligible for the discounted amount. Partial payments do not receive a discount. 


Tax Penalties

A 10% penalty will apply to outstanding current taxes unpaid after September 30, 2020. 

The City has no authority to either waive or modify these penalty amounts. A payment that is one day late is subject to the full amount of the penalty.

Tax Certificate 

Tax Certificates

$45 plus processing fee per tax cert (from API)
$50 per tax cert (from Tax Office)

Historical Tax Information Fee 

Dishonoured Cheque Processing Fee

$35 per cheque

Historical Tax Information Fee 

Mortgage Processing Fee

$20 per folio requested

Historical Tax Information Fee 

Refund Processing Fee

$25 per refund

Historical Tax Information Fee 

Apportionments Fee

$35 per parcel 

Historical Tax Information Fee 

Historical Tax Information Fee

$35 per hour 

NOTE: Must be requested by the owner.

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