Property Tax Deferment

Changes Announced to the Tax Deferment Program

Updated December 19, 2019

  • The B.C. government is making it easier to apply for the Property Tax Deferment program
  • B.C. residential property owners can now apply for property tax deferment on their principal residence on-line, quickly and easily. For the first time, owners can choose to auto renew their application.
  • Municipalities will no longer be responsible for accepting applications.
  • More information will be updated on-line at: www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment soon

General Information



  • A loan program that allows eligible home owners to defer all, or part, of their annual property taxes
  • A Service BC program
  • You will still need to:
  1. Pay Previous years taxes, penalties, and Utility User Fees (sewer, wanter and Blue Box fees)
  2. Claim Home Owner Grant
  3. Complete the on-line application available, after May 1, 2020
  • Complete applications must be submitted on or before the Property Tax Due Date to avoid penalties
  • 2 types of programs: Families with Children and Regular Deferment
  • More information:  Service BC Deferment Information