2023 property taxes are due on July 4, 2023
2023 Property Tax Notices will be going out in the mail on May 24-25/23. The 2023 Property Tax Notices are on the online portal for those that have registered.
Understanding Municipal Property Tax (Does not reflect other agencies that the Muncipality collects on behalf of):
Property Tax Penalties
The due date to pay your property taxes is July 4, 2023. After the first working day in July, a penalty equal to 10% will be applied to the portion that remains unpaid. Penalties apply to unpaid amounts, even unclaimed Home Owner Grants.
Delivery Options for Property Tax Notice New for 2023
Online Property Tax Services
- Access property tax account information and sign up for eBilling - Online Services Login.
- Purchase tax certificates through myLTSA or APIC.
Sign up for eBilling
Sign up to receive your Property Tax Notice by email.
- Login or register an account at Online Services.
- Register your property tax account. If you own multiple properties, you can sign up each property for eBilling. Use your eight digit folio number and your six digit access code from your Property Tax Notice. Questions on setup?
- Then select to receive your Property Tax Notice by email.
Property Tax Estimator
Welcome to the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Property Tax Estimator.
Select either 'Residential' (R) or 'Business' (B) and enter your property's assessed value for a break down of your property tax amounts this year. You can find your property's assessed value at the top of the tax notice or property assessment notice you received in the mail.
Please note these are estimates only. For detailed information about your property taxes, please email email@example.com.
*Note that tax rates are per $1,000 of assessment. Properties may be subject to other taxes and levies.
Additional School Tax – Residential properties valued above $3 million may be subject to additional School Tax. For details
Provincial Home Owner Grant
All eligible property owners apply for their Home Owner Grant online with the province each year.
Municipalities are no longer accepting applications. Program eligibility remains unchanged for 2023.
To avoid penalties and interest, apply prior to the property tax date due.
How to pay for your Property Taxes:
The payment date is the date that we actually receive the payment in our bank account not the transaction date.
From your financial institution’s website, search for Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes
Most banks will allow you to enter the Folio/Roll with Jurisdiction from your tax
Notice. If your bank does not allow for it, please do not include the 544.
TD Bank Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes 544XXXXXXXX
Royal Bank Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes XXXXXXXX (does not allow for the 544)
Bank of Montreal Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes 544XXXXXXXX
CIBC Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes 544XXXXXXXX
HSBC Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes 544XXXXXXXX
Credit Union Sun Peaks Municipality - Taxes XXXXXXXX (does not allow for the 544)
Must be received by the due date. Mail lost, stolen, or delayed by the post office will be subject to penalty and postmarks will NOT be accepted as proof of payment by the date of payment. Your canceled cheque is your receipt.
In Person at Municipal Hall
Payments can be made in person at the Sun Peaks Municipal office on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., excluding statutory holidays. Masks are optional. Should you require assistance after hours please call the office during business hours to make arrangements. We do use a third party payment processor for Visa Debit, Visa & Mastercard that does charge a fee.
Cheques and Bank Drafts Payable to: Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality
May be postdated to the tax due date. Incomplete items will not be processed. Returned cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to applicable penalties and a $25.00 service charge.
If your mortgage company will be remitting payment to the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality on your behalf, the current tax levy information is sent by SPMRM to the mortgage company. Please notify your bank know if you are eligible for the Home Owner Grant and the amount of the grant. Property owners eligible for the Home Owner Grant must complete the grant application each year.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (e-transfer message must include Roll number). Please use your online pin as your password otherwise we cannot process the payment (top right corner of the Tax Notice above the due date)
Online Card Payment (fees apply)
After taking into consideration numerous requests to accept credit card payments we have collaborated with a third party payment processor that processes card payments for a fee. To pay your Property Tax Levy by Visa Debit, Visa or Mastercard.
Tax Installment Payment Service (TIPS) (Pre-Authorized payments)
Thinking ahead to next year's taxes, you may wish to enroll in the monthly, automatic pre-payment program. This program allows you to pay on a monthly basis instead of one lump sum - making budgeting easier and helping you avoid the risk of penalties. For 11 months, on the 10th of each month, a fixed amount is automatically debited from your bank account. Once taxes have been determined the remaining balance will be debited on the last business day in June of the current tax year. .
Credit balance: Any credit balance will remain on your account and be applied to next year’s pre-authorized payment plan.
TIPS Application Changes to the payment plan
Property Tax - Not Able to Pay in Time?
If you are not able to pay your property taxes on time, please consider the options below:
- Claim Your Home Owner Grant to Reduce Your Taxes
All home owner grant applications are now submitted directly to the province. Residents will no longer apply through the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality. Learn more.
- Property Tax Deferment (Provincial Program)
Eligible property owners in Sun Peaks who are struggling financially are encouraged to apply online to the Provincial Property Tax Deferment Program
New Deferment Applications and Deferment Renewal
Applications must now be submitted directly to the Province through their website before the property tax due date to avoid penalty charges. Learn more and apply.
Property Tax Information
Each year, BC Assessment produces independent property assessments for all property owners in the province. Property owners receive a Property Assessment notice each year in December from BC Assessment and have until January 31 to appeal that assessment. BC Assessment provides assessed values to the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality and other government agencies as the basis for calculating property taxes each year.
Tax Certificate Service
Tax Certificates are conveniently available for purchase through:
- myLTSA: If you have an account, log in and from the main menu, select Service Providers and Order Tax Certificates. More information about myLTSA and how to become a customer is available on the LTSA website.
- APIC: If you prefer to pay for the tax certificate by credit card, please go to APIC Canada's website to open an account and order your Tax Certificate.
The Municipality cannot provide tax certificate information over the phone.
Property taxation is the most important single source of municipal revenue. The amount of money that is to be raised through property taxes, and a portion of the tax rate, is set by Council each year. The tax rate together with the assessed value of the property determines the amount of property tax payable each year. Tax rates are expressed in "dollars per thousand". A rate of $10 per thousand means that the property owner would pay $10 for every $1,000 of assessed value. NOTE: The 2023 Tax Bylaw and Schedule and the 2023 Property Tax Mill Rate will be available in May.
The value of a property for tax purposes is determined by BC Assessment, independent of the municipality.
School & Rural Policy Taxes
The municipality acts as the collection agency for school taxes. School taxes are paid to the Provincial Government.
Other Agencies on Your Tax Notice
Several public agencies affect the property tax rate and the amount of property tax collected by the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality each year. The municipality does not have control over the tax rates set by other agencies for which we collect taxes on behalf of. More information on these agencies is available through their websites
- Rural Police Tax
- Thompson-Nicola Regional District
- Thompson Regional Hospital District
- BC Assessment
- Municipal Finance Authority
Ownership and address changes
If ownership has changed, please forward this notice to the new owner, or return it to the Municipal Office. If your mailing address has changed, please notify BC Assessment. https://info.bcassessment.ca/Services-products/update-your-property-information
Property tax Inquiries
If you have any inquiries about your property taxes please send your request to either of the following:
- Email email@example.com or call 250.578.2020
Tax Sale for Delinquent Property Tax
Interest on arrears (prior year) and delinquent (2 years prior) taxes will be applied until paid. The Province of BC sets the rate on a quarterly basis.
Properties with delinquent taxes (three years of taxes owing) will go to public auction if the delinquent taxes remain unpaid. The Tax Sale is held on the last Monday of every September at 10am. The Tax Sale date for 2023 will be September 25, 2023
What is a Tax Sale?
- The tax sale is a public auction of properties within a municipality which have outstanding property taxes from two years prior to the current year.
- The tax sale is held annually on the last Monday of September at 10 a.m. in the municipal hall of each municipality in BC.
- Notice of the time and place of the tax sale, the legal description, and street address of each property subject to tax sale are published in at least two issues of a local newspaper just prior to the sale in September.
- The municipality makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties offered for sale.
- The lowest amount for which a property may be sold at tax sale is the upset price. The upset price is the sum of all the property taxes outstanding at the date of the tax sale, plus all applicable penalties and interest, plus an additional 5% of all taxes, penalties and interest, plus all applicable Land Title Act Fees. The highest bidder above the upset price must be declared the purchaser.
- A municipal council may designate a bidder on behalf of the municipality. If there is no bid the municipality must be declared the purchaser. The purchaser must pay the amount of the purchase price by the designated time on the tax sale date to the collector.
- During the period allowed for redemption, a tax sale property must continue to be assessed and taxed in the owner's name.
- A tax sale property may be redeemed from tax sale within one year of the date of the tax sale. During the period of redemption, the owner retains the right to possession of the tax sale property.
- On redemption of the tax sale property, the successful bidder in entitled to receive all amounts paid together with prescribed interest.
- Upon receipt of a notice of non-redemption by the land title office, the property is conveyed to the purchaser.
- The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property at the time of the conveyance.
Property Tax Exemption
Under the Community Charter, Section 224, Council may choose to grant property tax exemption to non-profit organizations. Learn more about Property Tax Exemptions, also known as Permissive Tax Exemptions.