Vernon property tax notices will be mailed out next week – Vernon Morning Star

Vernon homeowners will soon receive their 2022 property tax notices in the mail.

Property taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4 and notices will be mailed Thursday, May 26.

Owners will also be required to submit an owner grant, if applicable. The provincial homeowner grant program changed last year and all applications must be submitted online or by phone through the provincial government.

“The BC Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay on your principal residence. Starting in May 2021, property owners must apply directly to the province rather than through their municipal office,” read a press release from the City of Vernon.

Although the application process has changed, the program details and eligibility requirements have not changed. Homeowner grants must be applied every year, even if your mortgage company or bank pays your taxes. There is no need to make a tax payment for eligible homeowners to apply for the grant.

You can find more information about the grant application process at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant, or call 1-888-355-2700 to speak with a live agent.

To avoid waiting in a potentially long line to pay your taxes, there are several payment options that don’t involve going to the town hall cashier:

• Online via your financial institution;

• By check by post; Where

• By using the 24 hour drop box at the main entrance of City Hall.

Postmarks on mailed installments will not be considered the date of payment, notes the city.

For more information, visit vernon.ca/propertytaxes.


Brendan Shykora

Property taxes

Penny D. Jackson