Property Tax Notices are sent in May of each year via Canada Post. The deadline to pay taxes and claim your home owner grant without penalty is the first business day after July 1st . A 10% penalty will be assessed on all (including unclaimed home owner grants) outstanding current amounts after the due date. View the insert that was included with all notices for important City information.
The Province of BC has introduced a new application process for 2021 home owner grants and 2020 Retroactive home owner grants. The City of Armstrong will no longer accept any home owner grants applications directly.
How to apply?
Home Owner Grant Application
- Apply online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
- Apply 24/7 using a voice recognition self-serve application: Toll-free at 1-888-355-2700
- Or speak with an agent, call toll-free at 1-888-355-2700, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays
- You will need your Social Insurance Number and Tax Notice
Property Tax Deferment
Apply online at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment
COVID-19 Related Updates:
City Council understands the residents of Armstrong may be experiencing tough times financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to offer some assistance, the 2020 budget was reviewed and certain expenses will be delayed in order to keep the tax increase to a minimum. The new Infrastructure levy was reduced from 2.5% down to 1.28% to help reduce the tax burden. Council also introduced a one time COVID-19 Rebate in 2020 for all residential properties of $45.
If you will still struggle to pay your 2020 Property Taxes, the Province of BC offers two different deferment programs. To defer your taxes means the Province will pay the City on your behalf, and a loan will be applied to your property to be paid at a later date. Visit their website for more information www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment.
City Hall will be open during our regular office hours; Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed Weekends and Statutory Holidays.
Special COVID-19 Safety Procedure will be in place. View City Hall Entry Procedures here.
Payments can be made multiple ways:
- Mail cheque and/or home owner grant application form to the City of Armstrong, PO Box 40, Armstrong BC, V0E 1B0
- In person at your financial institution – check with them directly for hours of operation
- Online through your financial institution – be aware of processing times and submit your payment prior to the due date to avoid penalties
- Drop off cheque in mail slot or drop box at City Hall after hours
- Cash, cheque, or Interac at City Hall, 3570 Bridge Street, Armstrong. COVID-19 Procedures will be in place; be prepared for extra wait times. View Entry Procedures here.
Please remember to claim your home owner grant annually even if your mortgage company pays the taxes on your behalf.
Further information about payments:
- Post dated cheques are accepted; however, to avoid penalty do not make it later than the due date. Post marks are not accepted as proof of receipt
- Partial payments are accepted any time throughout the year at City Hall, or online
- Cheques are to be made payable to City of Armstrong – please ensure the cheque is completed in full, including signature and date
- Credit cards are NOT accepted
- E-Transfers are NOT accepted
The office is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; however we do have a mail slot in the door for after hours.
We will be closed Saturdays, Sundays, and for all Statutory Holidays.
Pre-pay 2022 Taxes with our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. Complete the form and return to City Hall by July 2, 2020.
Home Owner Grants
Contact the Province of BC for information on grant eligibility and the application form.
Tax Due Date & Penalty Information
View the Provincial Government’s website for regulations on how the City is required to process the property tax penalty.
Property Tax Deferment Program Information from the BC Government on Tax Deferment Programs. There are currently 2 separate programs for deferment of property taxes: Regular (55 and older, or disability), or Family with Children. Application forms are available at City Hall.
Permissive Tax Exemptions (click on title for Policy 2-200-3)
Eligible non-profit organizations may apply to Council for a permissive tax exemption. The application form is available here on Page 4.
Property Tax Certificate
Tax certificates will show the tax information for a property including home owner grant and utility information. It will also show if there are any outstanding charges to the property. We provide this certificate to City of Armstrong residents free of charge. The certificate can be emailed or picked up at the office. Any non-property owner (i.e. lawyer, notary public, real estate agent) will need to go through an online option (see below) and will be charged for a tax certificate.
Our Tax Certificates are conveniently available online through:
- myLTSA Enterprise: If you have an account, log in and from the main menu, select Service Providers and Order Tax Certificates. For more information about myLTSA or to become a customer, visit myLTSA.
- APIC: If you prefer to pay for the tax certificate by credit card, please visit www.apicanada.com to open an account and order your Tax Certificate.
Is your mailing address incorrect?
Please click on the link below to update the mailing address for your property tax notice and utility invoice.