Property Tax Rate
The property tax rates is the sum of each taxing authority’s levy.
School Tax Rate
School tax rates applicable to residential properties are set by the provincial government.
Residential school taxes are based in part on the number of residences, as well as the total assessed value of residential property in the province, creating a different tax rate in each school district.
School tax rates applicable to non-residential properties are also set by the provincial government. The rates vary by property classification, but are uniform throughout the province within each non-residential property class.
Frequently Asked School Tax Questions
BC Ministry of Finance
1-800-663-7867 or 250 356-0907
Municipal Tax Rate
Municipal property tax rate is set by the City of Kelowna.
The revenue from these taxes is used for public services such as police and fire protection, street lighting, road and drainage maintenance, as well as operating regional parks and recreational facilities.
Municipal tax rate is set in correspondence to the tax year’s municipal budget.
Regional Library Tax Rate
Library tax rate is set by the Okanagan Regional Library.
Okanagan Regional Library is funded through a variety of sources, with the greatest amount (89% in 2011) coming from local taxation in the form of property taxes from municipalities and regional districts in the ORL region.
View Okanagan Regional Library’s taxation information by area
Okanagan Regional Library
Regional District Tax Rate
Regional District tax rate is set by the Regional District of the Central Okanagan to raise revenue for budget needs. Tax revenues are used to fund a wide range of regional services of benefit to everyone within the boundaries of the region, such as dog control, regional parks, 911 services and recycling.
Regional District of the Central Okanagan
BC Assessment Authority Rate
BC Assessment property tax rate is set by BC Assessment Authority who is an independent, provincial Crown corporation, governed by a Board of Directors.
The revenue from these taxes is used to produce independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis to:
- tax authorities
- property owners
- municipal, provincial and federal government agencies
- realtors, appraisers, lawyers, bankers, title search companies
- other private and public agencies
BC Assessment Office
Hospital Tax Rate
The Hospital tax rate is set by the Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District (CORHD). The Hospital tax rate raises revenue to repay the costs of major capital expenditures such as hospital construction and acquisition of medical equipment.
Ratepayers contribute 40% (2010) of the funds for approved Interior Health Authority Capital projects and equipment. 2010 funding includes debt payments and financing for the construction of the new Ambulatory Care Building and the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital.
Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District
Sterile Insect Release Program (SIR) Tax Rate
The SIR tax rate is a bylaw pursuant to section 200 of the Community Charter to impose and levy upon the owners of land or real property within the City of Kelowna being served by the Sterile Insect Release Program. For more information, see Bylaw 10824 (effective 2013).
The program consists of two separate levies:
- The first levy is based on the assessed value of the land and a tax rate for each class of property. This rate is provided by the Central Okanagan Regional District and applied to all property tax rolls within the City of Kelowna.
- The second levy is a parcel tax applicable to all properties that are 0.30 acres or more and contain 20 or more coding moth host trees (apple, pear, crab apple, and quince). The 2013 charge is $139.26 per assessed acre.
Sterile Insect Release Program