The City of Pitt Meadows takes pride in running an efficient and effective organization while keeping the burden to taxpayers to a minimum. The City historically has one of the lowest combined tax and utility burdens in the Lower Mainland.
Property Taxes are due on the first regular work day after Canada Day - July 4, 2016.
Property Taxes and the Provincial Home Owner grants must be claimed by this date (a grant application must be completed each year), in order to avoid penalty charges. Please note that if you mail your property taxes, payment is due July 4 regardless of any postal disruption due to a potential postal strike, and late penalties will apply. Find out about other ways to pay here.
See the 2016 Tax Newsletter that is mailed with your tax notice. It includes lots of information about how to pay, where your tax dollars go, and more.
MyPittMeadows.com - NEW for 2016
You can access online City services at mypittmeadows.com! View your property tax and utility accounts, sign up for e-billing, and soon you can register and license your dog, apply for permits and business licenses, schedule inspections, pay for tickets, and other services right from your own home.
Use the Access Code provided on your tax notice to register for your online account at mypittmeadows.com, and sign up for e-billing for 2017!
Services on MyPittMeadows will roll out in phases over the next year. Check back as more are added!
May 2016 -- View property tax and utility accounts
Fall 2016 – Register for business licenses and dog licenses, report an issue/call for service
Spring 2017 – Apply for permits, schedule inspections
Penalty Amount & Dates
A 5% penalty will be added to the outstanding current taxes at midnight on the due date (including the value of the Provincial Home Owner grant, whether ultimately claimed or not). A further penalty of 5% will be applied at midnight on August 2, 2016. If you mail in your tax payment and/or grant claim the date of payment/claim will be deemed to be the date of the postmark.
These penalties are a requirement of the Province (via Local Government Act). The City of Pitt Meadows has no authority to either waive or modify these penalty amounts. No exceptions will be made as it is important that all taxpayers are treated equally.
REMEMBER... If you are eligible, you must forward your completed Home Owner Grant application ON OR BEFORE July 4, 2016 even if taxes are paid by prepayment (PAP), PC/Telebanking or your mortgage company to avoid penalty.
Permissive Tax Exemptions
A permissive tax exemption is a means for Council to support organizations within the community which further Council's objectives of enhancing quality of life (economic, social, cultural) and delivering services economically. This policy guides identification of organizations meeting Council's objectives.
See the Permissive Tax Exemptions Policy (scroll down under Section 5). The application form can be found at the end of the Policy document.