In accordance with the Local Government Act, Regional District property taxes are requisitioned from the Province and member municipalities. The Province and municipalities are the ones who collect property taxes from property owners within a Regional District.
Where is my tax notice?
- Owners of property in unincorporated rural areas (Electoral Area A, B, C, or D) should receive their Property Tax Notice from the Provincial Surveyor of Taxes in May of each year.
The SRD does not send tax notices to property owners, nor can it collect or remit payments to the Province on their behalf.
- Owners of property in the incorporated areas (City of Campbell River, Village of Gold River, Village of Sayward, Village of Tahsis and Village of Zeballos) should contact their respective city or village office. Typically, these are mailed out in May of each year.
How do I pay my taxes?
- Owners of property in unincorporated rural areas (Electoral Area A, B, C, or D) should refer to their property tax notice for payment information.
For missing tax notices contact the Surveyor of Taxes at:
Surveyor of Taxes 250-387-0555
Toll Free 1-888-355-2700
Please note: The SRD does not send tax notices, nor collect/remit tax payments on behalf of any property owner.
- Owners of property in the incorporated areas (City of Campbell River, Village of Gold River, Village of Sayward, Village of Tahsis and Village of Zeballos) should contact their respective city or village office for instruction or payment information. Typically, detailed instructions are printed on the back side of your tax notice.
How do I claim my Home Owner Grant?
For rural areas, Home owner grants are administered by the Province of British Columbia. See information available on their website at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
For member municipalities, contact the local government directly per information below.
What if I have questions about my property assessment?
The SRD does not assess or otherwise estimate any property values. Any questions should be directed to BC Assessment Authority using their online customer form or by calling 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322).
How are property taxes levied?
Property taxes are a means of raising revenue to support services offered to the general public by local government and can take many different forms including parcel taxes, frontage taxes and assessment based (ad valorem) taxes. The method of taxation selected depends on the type of service being provided and whether the benefit to properties is uniform or varies according to size, value or other characteristics.
The cost of Regional District services may be shared between several municipalities and electoral areas according to an agreed upon formula contained in the service establishment bylaw. Following adoption of the annual financial plan each municipality is provided with a requisition invoice which includes that municipality’s share of all Regional District services. The service participation costs for electoral areas are sent to the Province of British Columbia for inclusion in the rural tax notices provided annually to property owners in unincorporated areas.
Where can I get more information?:
- By going to the Province of BC website: www.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax
- By calling Enquiry BC at 1-800-663-7867.
- By referring to the back side of your tax notice.
- By referring to the Property Tax Advisory Guides posted below.
2020 SRD Property Tax Advisory Guides:
- City of Campbell River | www.campbellriver.ca
- Village of Gold River | www.goldriver.ca
- Village of Sayward | www.sayward.ca
- Village of Tahsis | www.villageoftahsis.com
- Village of Zeballos | www.zeballos.com
- Electoral Area A – Kyuquot – Nootka / Sayward
- Electoral Area B – Cortes Island
- Electoral Area C – Discovery Islands -Mainland Inlets
- Electoral Area D – Oyster Bay – Buttle Lake
Area D Water: The water service in Area D is funded through both user fees and taxation. User fees are primarily aimed at recouping annual operational costs whereas the tax portion is primarily aimed at recouping costs for long-term capital planning and replacement. Use of taxation as a method of funding allows for a portion of the overall costs to be eligible for the BC Property Tax Deferment program.
Area D Garbage: The SRD does not administer the solid waste program in Area D. Residents should contact Waste Management (1-877-670-1917) regarding any curb-side recycling and garbage pick-up service.