Your assessed value is multiplied by the tax rate for your assessment class and divided by 1,000. The tax rate (or mill rate) is comprised of the rates levied by each taxing authority.
|Taxing Authority||Residential Mill Rate|
|School – Province||0.98440|
|Metro Vancouver (GVRD)||0.0503|
|Municipal Finance Authority||0.0002|
|Assessed Value||X||Mill Rate||/ 1000 =||Gross taxes before Local Area Service, sewer parcel and Business Improvement Area charges|
Burnaby keeps 54 cents of each property tax dollar
The City passes on 46 cents of each dollar to the Province and other authorities. Only 54 cents of each dollar collected is used for City services.
How the City’s portion of taxes is spent
The City’s portion of property taxes collected funds public services–the majority going toward protective services; parks, recreation and cultural services; and engineering services–including maintenance of roads and infrastructure.
The current year's Annual Financial Plan is available in March each year.
Table shows per $1,000 of assessed value:
|Property Class||City Council||School - Prov||Industrial Tax Credit - Prov||School (net of Industrial Tax Credit)||Translink||Metro Vancouver||BC Assessment||Municipal Finance Authority||Total|
|Managed Forest Land||0.00000||1.90000||0.00000||1.90000||0.00000||0.1509||0.2354||0.0006||2.2869|
View Historical Tax Rates section in additional information.
Change of address
It's important to keep your address current for property assessment and taxation purposes.
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. Please note, this information will only update your property tax and your annual utility notice information.
Please note: It may take a couple of weeks for the City to receive your updated information from BC Assessment.
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby BC Canada
Closed on statutory holidays
About the Tax Office
The Tax Office 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 the Revenue Services division in the Finance department.