Due dates approaching for Richmond’s flat rate utility bills and property taxes
29 June 2020
Richmond property owners are reminded of two important deadlines that are quickly approaching.
The Flat Rate Utility Bill is due on Tuesday, June 30:
All payments made on or before that date will still be eligible for the 10 per cent early payment discount.
Property taxes are due on Thursday, July 2:
Tax notices have been issued and the City encourages everyone to pay on or before July 2. Payment by the deadline enables the City to keep vital services in place to support community needs during these challenging times.
If you have not received your tax notice, please contact the City Tax department at 604-276-4145.
Eligible property owners:
- must claim the home owner grant by the due date. This can be done online at www.richmond.ca/homeownergrant.
- can defer their taxes under the BC Property Tax Deferment Program. To learn more and apply, go to www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment.
Anyone who has not paid their property taxes, claimed their home owner grant (if eligible) or successfully applied to the BC Property Tax Deferment Program by September 30 will be subject to a 10 per cent penalty after that date.
City Hall is open for tax and utility payments only. Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 5pm. (City Hall is closed on Canada Day, July 1). Physical distancing measures must be followed.
Cash will NOT be accepted. Cheque, debit and credit card (service fees apply) only.
Alternatively, payments can be made:
- online or in person through your financial institution
- online by credit card (service fees apply) through the City’s website
- by mailing a cheque (Do not send cash in the mail. Postmarks will not be accepted as date of payment.)
- by cheque in the City Hall drop box