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Property Taxes

How to Pay Your Property Taxes

The 2016 Property Tax Notices have been mailed out. Please be advised that NEW OWNERS are responsible for unpaid taxes.

The DUE DATE for paying the 2017 taxes is 4:00pm Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

After that date, a 10% penalty will be added to all unpaid taxes INCLUDING unclaimed Homeowner Grants. Postmarks are not accepted as date of payment. If you are unable to pay your 2017 taxes prior to the due date, if eligible, you should apply for the Homeowner Grant to avoid penalty on that portion of the taxes.

Property owners who have not received their tax notice by the second week of June should contact the City Hall in order to avoid late payment penalties. New property owners are responsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the due date to avoid penalty, whether or not they receive a Property Tax Notice.

Contact Us:
Rossland City Hall
1899 Columbia Avenue
PO Box 1179
Rossland, BC
V0G 1Y0

Phone: (250)362-7396
Fax: (250)362-5451

Email the Finance Department

2016 Property Tax Information

2016 Property Tax, Assessment Values, and Land Use information can be publicly viewed with the City's interactive Parcel Viewer App:

Homeowner’s Grant

General information and eligibility criteria for the Homeowner’s Grant are available on the back of your Property Tax Notice. Please note that you cannot claim a Homeowner’s Grant at your Financial Institution.

If you are unable to pay your property taxes prior to the due date, if eligible, you should apply for the Homeowner Grant to avoid penalty on that portion of the taxes.

How to Claim the Homeowner’s Grant:

  • Online: Claim your Home Owner's Grant (coming soon!)

    You will need the last 8 digits of the Roll Number including the decimal and Access Code (both numbers are located on the front of your Tax Statement in the top right corner) to access your account and submit your home owner grant online. If you claim your homeowner grant online, it is not necessary to submit the paper copy of the application form to the City office.

    Please print and keep a copy of the confirmation page for your records.

    Note: This service is only available from late May to December 31st each year. Grants claimed after the July due date are subject to a 10% penalty.

  • In Person:

    Your Homeowner Grant claim form is found at the bottom of your Property Tax Notice. If you have not received your Tax Notice, there are claim forms available at City Hall or print this form.

  • Drop Box:

    The slot is located at the Columbia Avenue entrance to City Hall.

  • By Mail:

    Please allow for sufficient time for delivery.

Any applications received after 4:00pm on the deadline will incur a 10% penalty.

Payment Options

Avoid last minute line-ups and bring your Home Owner’s Grant Application and post-dated cheque to City Hall as soon as possible.

Any Payments received after 4:00pm on the payment deadline will incur a 10% penalty applied to all unpaid taxes including unclaimed Homeowner Grants.

There are several ways you can make your property tax payment:

  • In Person:

    Payments can be made at City Hall. Methods of payment include: cash, cheque or debit. Credit card payments are NOT accepted.

  • Drop Box:

    The slot is located at the Columbia Avenue entrance to City Hall. Please write your tax roll number on your cheque and make the cheque payable to the City of Rossland.

  • By Mail:

    Cheques should be made payable to the City of Rossland. Please include the roll number on the cheque. Post-dated cheques are accepted, however returned or NSF cheques will be treated as non-payment and subject to all applicable penalties and a $20 service charge.Please allow for sufficient time for delivery. Post-marks will not be accepted as date of payment.

  • Financial Institutions / Mortgage Company:

    Property taxes can be paid through most financial institutions in person or online. If your Financial Institution/Mortgage company pays your property taxes, it is your responsibility to claim the Homeowner’s grant prior the due date. The City of Rossland is not responsible for errors made by mortgage providers. Please ensure that your mortgage provider is aware you are claiming the Home Owner’s Grant (if applicable).

    Please note that you cannot claim the Homeowner’s Grant at your Financial Institution.

    Please ensure your online payment details are correct!

    Bill Payee: Rossland, City - Property Tax (NOT Utilities)

    Account #: 11 Digit Roll Number (without spaces or punctuation) that appears at the top right corner of your Property Tax Notice and begins with 229.

    Payment must be received in the City of Rossland bank account BEFORE the deadline. Online payments can take up to 5 business days to be processed by your financial institution.

  • Pre-Payment Plan:

    The City of Rossland provides a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAP). Sign up to pay your taxes in 11 equal monthly payments commencing in July and ending in May.

General Information:

  1. For general information on a property including the current year tax amount, choose the property tax button and then search.
  2. For utility information you will need your 14 digit account number and 5 digit access code that appears on your invoice.
  3. For property tax information you will need your 11 digit roll number and 5 digit access code that appears on your tax notice.

Property Owners:

Please note that the average utility amount shown is not correct and the average monthly utility invoice for water-sewer-garbage for a single family dwelling is approximately $50.00 per month.

Additional Information

Additional information on the Homeowner’s Grant, how your property taxes are calculated, tax deferment and property transfer tax can be found here.