Tax Notice Explained
2023 Property Tax Notice - Back Page
Updated May 17, 2023
The back page of the 2023 Property Tax Notice has a lot of important information, but we know the small font can make it hard to read. This is the same information in a size that is easier on the eyes.
Features of the Property Tax Notice
In order from top to bottom:
Title - Includes the year the Tax Notice is applicable.
MORTGAGE CO. Message - This is present if a mortgage company has requested to have a copy of the Tax Notice when it is available in order to pay the taxes on the owners behalf. Please note: If there is recent sale of the property and/or changes to your mortgage, the information may be inaccurate.
Owner Name/s and Mailing Address - Each person on title will get the same copy of the property notice. It is up to the owners to decide who will pay, or how much each person will pay. If 2 owners have the same mailing address, only one Tax Notice will be printed with both their names on it. There can only be a maximum of 2 owners listed on one property tax notice. If there are more than 2 owners at the same mailing address, multiple copies will be printed and mailed to the same address. If any name/s are incorrect, please contact Land Titles. If the mailing address needs to be corrected or changed, please visit the BC Assessment Website to update it.
Legal Description - This is a description of the property set by Land Titles.
Assessment Values - These values are calculated by BC Assessment. For more information or to dispute this figure, contact BC Assessment.
Folio / Roll - These numbers are assigned by the municipality and there is a unique number set to each property. This is the account number to use when making any payments. It is also required to claim a Home Owner Grant or link the property to a MyCity account.
Access - This is the access code used to link a property to a MyCity account.
Property Address - The address of the property used by post offices.
PID - (Parcel Identifier Number) This number is assigned to the property by Land Titles and used by Service BC.
Rates - This titles the column. Each of the values underneath "Rates" is the multiplier (divided by 1000) times the assessment value resulting in each charge beside in Columns A, B & C.
Column A (No Grant) - This column is the sum to pay if none of the owners on title are eligible for a Home Owner Grant.
Column B (Basic Grant) - This column is the sum to pay if at least one of the owners on title are eligible for the Basic Grant. The grant must be claimed on or before the due date in order to pay this amount.
Column C (Additional Grant) - This column is the sum to pay if at least one owner on title is eligible for the Additional (Senior or Disability) Grant. The grant must be claimed on or before the due date in order to pay this amount.
Total Collected for Other Govt's & Agencies - These charges are collected by the municipality but have to be directly paid to The Province of BC and other agencies.
Total Municipal Taxes - These funds go to the City of Maple Ridge.
The sum of the rates of Total Collected for Other Govt's & Agencies and Total Municipal Taxes equal the mill rate.
Total Utility Services - These are flat rate fees collected for water, blue box (recycling) and sewer service for the year. These may or may not be charged depending on the property and the services provided. This subtotal is the amount that needs to be paid to the City (as well as any penalties or previous year/s taxes) in order to defer your current taxes.
Total Current Taxes - This is the sum charged in total for the property for the year.
Prepayments & Adjustments - This is the total sum of any credits brought forward from last year and / or any prepayments made throughout the year plus any applicable earned interest up until approximately 2 weeks before the tax notice is created.
Total Taxes Due - This is the amount to pay by the due date, less any prepayments and interest earned or plus any arrears or delinquent taxes.
PAWS Annual Recalculation - If you are on our PAWS prepayment program and you have signed up for annual recalculation, there will be a similar statement on your tax notice:
"Prepayments for your property taxes will change from $XXX.XX to $XXX.XX effective (date). Please contact us at 604-467-7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel or change this amount.
PAWS Due Date - If you are on our PAWS prepayment due date plan, there will be a similar statement:
"The final payment for your (year) taxes is $XXX.XX and will be withdrawn from your bank account on (due date). This payment is based on your ineligibility for the Home Owner Grant. Please notify us immediately if your home owner grant eligibility has changed."
Colored Strip Final Totals (above the perforation) - This supplies the website address to claim the Home Owner Grant, if eligible, and for more information. It also shows the final totals for each of the columns due on the due date, same as the Total Taxes Due amount but in larger print.