Property tax deadline approaching: July 4

June 23, 2022

News Release

The City of Kelowna reminds property owners that property tax payments are due July 4, and to apply for the provincially administered Home Owner Grant (HOG) early to ensure it is processed in time. There are several ways for taxpayers to make their payments:   

  • Through online or telephone banking with your financial institution 
  • By cheque using the drop box outside the main doors at City Hall 
  • By mailing cheques to City Hall at 1435 Water St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4 (post-dated cheques are accepted but the postmark date is not considered as date of payment and mailing at least five business days ahead of due date is recommended) 
  • In person at your financial institution  
  • Third party credit card payment companies (visit kelowna.ca/propertytax for more information) 

Financial institutions may take up to three business days to process payments and Friday, July 1 is the Canada Day statutory holiday. Residents participating in the pre-authorized withdrawal system (PAWS) are responsible for making their final payment through any of the options listed above. 

Eligible property owners must apply for the Home Owner Grant (HOG) through the Province of B.C.at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant. Once the application has been approved, the grant will be applied to the property owners’ City property tax account within a few business days. The HOG is a form of payment and until a property owner claims their grant, it is considered outstanding taxes and is subject to the provincially legislated, non-discretionary 10 per cent late payment penalty.  

Property owners are encouraged to register for the City’s free Property Account to easily access and manage their City tax, utility, and business licence accounts in a single online location, including if they own multiple properties. Once registered, property owners can view their assessment, balance and financial transaction information—including whether the HOG has been applied—and historical bills. Taxpayers will need their folio number and access code provided on tax notices to register at billing.kelowna.ca.  

Some residents may qualify for the provincial tax deferment program, a low-interest loan to pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence. For information on this program visit gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment or email taxdeferment@gov.bc.ca. If property owners are deferring 2022 property taxes through the provincial deferment program, they must still remit payment to the City for the utility service charges (if applicable) noted on the tax notice, as they are not deferrable. If there is any current balance on the tax notice that is outstanding after July 4, the legislated non-discretionary 10 per late payment penalty will be applied.   

For more information about property taxes, payment options, the provincial Home Owner Grant and deferment program, and to register for a Property Account, visit kelowna.ca/propertytax, sign up for e-updates, email revenue@kelowna.ca or call 250-469-8757 (option 3).