Understanding Your Tax Bill

Annual Tax notices are sent to property owners in the last week of May. If you do not receive your tax notice by mid June, please contact the Tax department at 604-276-4145.

How to read your Property Tax Bill

See bill example to know How to Read Your Property Tax Bill .

Collection of Taxes for Other Taxing Authorities

Your annual property taxes collected by the City of Richmond funds municipal services and other taxing agencies such as the Province of BC (School Tax), TransLink, BC Assessment Authority, Metro Vancouver and the Municipal Finance Authority. These agencies provide their required tax rates and the City collects the taxes on their behalf.

For information and inquiries regarding amounts levied by other taxing authorities, please contact them directly at:

  • School Taxes 1-888-355-2700
  • Metro Vancouver 604-432-6200
  • Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) 604-953-3333
  • B.C. Assessment Authority 1-866-825-8322
  • Municipal Finance Authority 250-383-1181 (Victoria)

Property Assessments

Property taxes are calculated based on the assessment values set by BC Assessment. The following video provides a simplified explanation of the relationship between your assessment value and your property taxes.

Property Taxes 101

BC Assessment sends assessment notices to all BC property owners every January. To avoid surprises at tax time, please review your assessment notice carefully and make sure the assessment value is correct. You can search e-ValueBC to compare your assessment with neighbouring properties to get a sense of the values in your area.

If you feel your assessment is incorrect, contact your BC Assessment appraiser immediately at 1-866-825-8322.

If you still disagree with your property's assessment value after your discussion with your appraiser, you have until the end of January to appeal the assessment.

Appeal process details are available on the BC Assessment website.

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