Penalties(Late Payments)

The City of Maple Ridge is mandated to follow the British Columbia Community Charter - Municipal Tax Regulation. The 10% penalty is set by this charter.  Below is a link to the charter. 

http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/426_2003#section3

There is no appeal against the penalty without extraordinary circumstances such as, City Hall strikes or disruptions to normal municipal operation, or natural disasters. Penalty relief must be approved by city council.

Penalties for Current Taxes

  • 2 penalties are charged of 5% of outstanding taxes to total 10%
  • First 5% penalty is at midnight after the property tax due date in July
  • Second 5% penalty is at midnight after the first Monday in September
  • No other charges/interest is applied for current taxes
  • After December 31 current taxes become arrears

Penalties for Arrears and Delinquent Taxes (taxes outstanding for 1 & 2 years behind respectively)

For more information:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/finance/requisition-taxation/local-government-taxation/property-value-taxes/municipal-taxes