Property Taxes

Property Taxes

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, 2017. 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 or late penalties will apply. Find out about other ways to pay here.

See the 2017 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
You can access online City services at mypittmeadows.com! View your property tax and utility accounts, sign up for e-billing, and pay for tickets, business licenses, and dog licenses online. Soon you can register and license your dog, apply for permits and business licenses, schedule inspections, 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 2018!

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 1, 2017. 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, 2017 even if taxes are paid by prepayment (PAP), PC/Telebanking or your mortgage company to avoid penalty.

2017 Tax Rates

LEVY PER $1000 TAXABLE VALUE

CLASS

 

GENERAL

DRAINAGE

REG DIST

SCHOOL

SCHOOL

REBATE

GVTA

MFA

BCAA

TOTALS

1

RESIDENTIAL

2.9108

0.1177

0.0469

1.4701

 

0.2193

0.0002

0.0432

4.8082

2

UTILITY

34.8800

1.4100

0.1642

13.40

 

2.4992

0.0007

0.4981

52.8522

4

MAJ. INDUS.

33.5804

1.3583

0.1595

4.80

(2.88)

1.8756

0.0007

0.4981

39.3926

5

LT. INDUS.

13.4750

0.5450

0.1595

4.80

 

1.3442

0.0007

0.1393

20.4637

6

BUSINESS

9.8554

0.3990

0.1149

4.80

 

1.0772

0.0005

0.1393

16.3863

8

REC/SEASONAL

9.4557

0.3825

0.0469

2.70

 

0.2105

0.0002

0.0432

12.8390

9

FARM

30.0361

1.2147

0.0469

6.90

(3.45)

0.3531

0.0002

0.0432

35.1442

 

Taxation Revenue

The distribution of general property tax revenue across different property classes is:

  Class

Assessment

%

Revenue

%

Residential 1 84.90% 59.43%
Utilities 2 0.16% 1.30%
Major Industry 4 0.09% 0.72%
Light Industry 5 2.46% 7.95%

Business & Other

6 11.47% 26.63%
Recreation / Non-Profit 8 0.54% 1.28%
Farm 9 0.38% 2.69%
Total   100.00% 100.00%

 

The City remains heavily reliant on residential property taxation at 59.43% of total general property tax revenue. For 2017, approximately 40.57% is budgeted to come from non-residential assessment classes which make up only 15.10% of the total assessments.

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.