Additional Information

Learn more about the factors that affect your property tax

Our tax certificates are conveniently available online through:

  • APIC: If you prefer to pay for the tax certificate by credit card, please visit www.apicanada.com 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.

The BC government is making it easier to apply for the property tax deferment program. Here's how:

BC residential property owners can now apply online for property tax deferment on their principal residence quickly and easily. And for the first time, owners can choose to auto renew their application.

The City of Burnaby will no longer be responsible for accepting deferment applications.

If eligible, claim the provincial home owner grant by the property tax due date to avoid penalty.

Find contact information for school taxes (provincial), TransLink, Metro Vancouver (GVRD), BC Assessment and the Municipal Finance Authority.

School taxes (provincial)
Phone: 1-250-356-0907
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/home

TransLink
Phone: 604-453-4507
Website: www.translink.ca

Metro Vancouver (GVRD)
Phone: 604-432-6200
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

BC Assessment
Phone: 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322)
Website: www.bcassessment.ca

Municipal Finance Authority
Phone: 1-250-383-1181
Website: mfa.bc.ca

By virtue of Section 224 of the Community Charter, council has the authority to exempt certain land and/or improvements from municipal property taxes.

Learn more about eligibility, the policy and the application form required for the permissive tax exemption:

Council considers permissive tax exemptions for non-profit organizations that contribute to the well being of Burnaby residents; 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: [email protected].
  • Deadline to submit 2022 Permissive Tax Exemption form: June 30, 2021.
  • If you have questions about this form, please email [email protected] . Add “PTE application inquiry” in the subject line.

The Local Area Service Program (LASP) allows neighbourhoods to improve their residential street or lane. Infrastructure improvement costs are shared between the City and the benefiting property owners. The annual levy (charge) for Local Area Services completed on your street by May 31 will appear on Line 10 of your tax notice. This includes construction of sidewalks, streetlights, speed humps and road paving.

You may pay your portion of these improvements in one of three ways:

  1. Pay the annual local area service levy charge each year over the repayment term of the improvement (5, 10 or 15 years)
  2. Pay the local area service levy charge in full the first year the annual charge appears on your tax notice to realize the greatest interest saving
  3. Pay the local area service levy charge outstanding in any subsequent year and realize an interest saving that is reduced with each succeeding year.

Property Information Inquiry

View and print a property information report for properties located in Burnaby, based on the property's civic address, the folio reference number or PID. The report will display the property assessment, tax levy information and legal description.

Access the Property Information Inquiry System

Historical tax rates

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
Residential  1.7039 1.1328 0.0000 1.1328 0.2517 0.0492 0.0426 0.0002 3.1804
Utilities  18.3376 13.0300 0.0000 13.0300 2.3385 0.1722 0.4788 0.0007 34.3578
Supportive Housing  1.7039 0.1000 0.0000 0.1000 0.0000 0.0492 0.0000 0.0002 1.8533
Major Industry 24.1554  0.0001 -0.0001 0.0000 1.5016 0.1673 0.4788 0.0007 26.3038
Light Industry  5.0624 1.0561 0.0000 1.0561 0.9585 0.1673 0.1099 0.0007 7.3549
Business Other  5.2995 1.1070 0.0000 1.1070 0.8518 0.1205 0.1099 0.0005 7.4892
Managed Forest Land  0.0000 0.0001 0.0000 0.0001 0.0000 0.1476 0.2242 0.0006 0.3725
Recreation Non-Profit  0.6342 0.7844 0.0000 0.7844 0.1819 0.0492 0.0426 0.0002 1.6925
Farm  5.4510 7.0500 -3.5250 3.5250 0.3494 0.0492 0.0426 0.0002 9.4174

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
Residential  1.5119 1.0283 0.0000 1.0283 0.2216 0.0402 0.0389 0.0002 2.8411
Utilities  18.0184 13.2000 0.0000 13.2000 2.3093 0.1407 0.4830 0.0007 34.1521
Supportive Housing  1.5119 0.1000 0.0000 0.1000 0.0000 0.0402 0.0000 0.0002 1.6523
Major Industry 24.6537  3.7000 -2.2200 1.4800 1.5613 0.1367 0.4830 0.0007 28.3154
Light Industry  5.3525 3.7000 0.0000 3.7000 1.0248 0.1367 0.1082 0.0007 10.3229
Business Other  5.3525 3.7000 0.0000 3.7000 0.8390 0.0985 0.1082 0.0005 10.0987
Managed Forest Land  0.0000 1.9000 0.0000 1.9000 0.0000 0.1206 0.2262 0.0006 2.2474
Recreation Non-Profit  0.6340 2.3000 0.0000 2.3000 0.1734 0.0402 0.0389 0.0002 3.1867
Farm  5.3525 7.1000 -3.5500 3.5500 0.3510 0.0402 0.0389 0.0002 9.3328

Table shows per $1,000 of assessed value.

Property Class City Council School - Prov Industrial Tax Credit - Prov Translink Metro Vancouver BC Assessment Municipal Finance Authority Total
Residential  1.5063 1.0395 0.0000 0.2115 0.0417 0.0403 0.0002 2.8395
Utilities  25.1773 13.4000 0.0000 2.4557 0.1460 0.5037 0.0007 41.6834
Supportive Housing  1.5063 0.1000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0417 0.0000 0.0002 1.6482
Major Industry 31.9027  4.2000 -2.5200 1.6993 0.1418 0.5037 0.0007 35.9282
Light Industry  6.3109 4.2000 0.0000 1.1620 0.1418 0.1241 0.0007 11.9395
Business Other  6.3109 4.2000 0.0000 0.9396 0.1022 0.1241 0.0005 11.6773
Recreation Non-Profit  0.7489 2.5000 0.0000 0.1858 0.0417 0.0403 0.0002 3.5169
Farm  6.3109 7.0000 -3.5000 0.3458 0.0417 0.0403 0.0002 10.2389

Table shows per $1,000 of assessed value.

Property Class City Council  School - Prov Industrial Tax Credit - Prov Translink Metro Vancouver BC Assessment Municipal Finance Authority Total
Residential 1.5874  1.1028 0.0000 0.2193 0.0406 0.0432 0.0002 2.9935
Utilities  29.2136 13.4000 0.0000 2.4992 0.1421 0.4981 0.0007 45.7537
Supportive Housing 1.5874  0.1000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0406 0.0000 0.0002 1.7282
Major Industry 38.5939  4.8000 -2.8800 1.8756 0.1380 0.4981 0.0007 43.0263
Light Industry 7.4900  4.8000 0.0000 1.3442 0.1380 0.1393 0.0007 13.9122
Business Other 7.4900  4.8000 0.0000 1.0772 0.0995 0.1393 0.0005 13.6065
Recreation Non-Profit  0.9474 2.7000 0.0000 0.2105 0.0406 0.0432 0.0002 3.9419
Farm 7.4900  6.9000 -3.4500 0.3531 0.0406 0.0432 0.0002 11.3771

Table shows per $1,000 of assessed value.

Property Class  City Council School - Prov Industrial Tax Credit - Prov Translink Metro Vancouver BC Assessment Municipal Finance Authority Total
Residential 2.0119  1.3918 0.0000 0.2834 0.0498 0.0543 0.0002 3.7914
Utilities 33.1548  13.5000 0.0000 2.5743 0.1743 0.4995 0.0007 49.9036
Supportive Housing 2.0119  0.1000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0498 0.0000 0.0002 2.1619
Major Industry 44.9480  5.4000 -3.2400 1.9235 0.1693 0.4995 0.0007 49.7010
Light Industry 8.4653  5.4000 0.0000 1.5211 0.1693 0.1575 0.0007 15.7139
Business Other 8.4653  5.4000 0.0000 1.2420 0.1220 0.1575 0.0005 15.3873
Recreation Non-Profit 1.3088  3.1000 0.0000 0.2582 0.0498 0.0543 0.0002 4.7713
Farm  8.4653 6.9000 -3.4500 0.3629 0.0498 0.0543 0.0002 12.3825

Legislation

As dictated by provincial legislation, late payment penalties will be added to taxes unpaid or home owner grant not claimed at the end of the following dates:

  • 5% after the July tax due date
  • Additional 5% after the September due date

Get more details on each of the following legislations:

The Community Charter is the first local government legislation in Canada to establish a full set of principles for municipal-provincial relations. View the complete Community Charter.

Public notice and access to records:

Property value taxes:

Parcel taxes:

Local services taxes:

Statutory exemptions:

Permissive exemptions:

Tax liability of occupiers:

General revenue collection authority:

Property tax due dates and tax notices:

Adjustments to taxes:

Payment of taxes:

Recovery of taxes:

Recovery of special fees:

City of Burnaby bylaws are public regulatory laws that apply in the city of Burnaby. A municipal bylaw is no different than any other law. It can be enforced with penalties, challenged in court and must comply with all other laws of BC and Canada. View the complete City of Burnaby Bylaws.

The purposes of this Act are:

(a) To provide a legal framework and foundation for the establishment and continuation of local governments to represent the interests and respond to the needs of their communities,

(b) To provide local governments with the powers, duties and functions necessary for fulfilling their purposes, and

(c) To provide local governments with the flexibility to respond to the different needs and changing circumstances of their communities.

View the complete Local Government Act.

Annual municipal tax sale:

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Tax Office

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Phone
604-294-7350
Fax
604-294-7153
Email
[email protected]

Address:

4949 Canada Way
Burnaby BC Canada
V5G 1M2

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Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:45 pm

Holiday Hours:

Closed Labour Day (September 6, 2021)

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.

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