FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2016
Property Owners Reminded of Tax Due Date
Tax notices were sent at the end of May to more than 13,000 property owners within the City of West Kelowna and payments are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016.
With the possibility of mail service disruption, residents are asked to consider alternate methods of payment to ensure that property tax payments are received by the City before the deadline. Postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment. To avoid possible penalties, residents who have not yet paid their property taxes are encouraged to pay via one of the following options:
- In person, online or by telephone banking through most Canadian financial institutions; or
- Via courier or in person directly to West Kelowna City Hall at 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
Those who are unable to visit Municipal Hall during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, may use the exterior payment drop box located on the wall to the right of the main entrance. Please ensure drop box payments do not include cash, are placed in an envelope and attached to accompanying paperwork and that submitted forms are completed in full.
Avoid line ups by claiming your Home Owner Grant online through the City’s website at www.westkelownacity.ca/onlineservices. Once you have claimed your grant, you can also pay your taxes online by selecting the link to your financial institution and selecting “West Kelowna-Taxes” as the bill payee.
Please note, not all banks will accept the Home Owner Grant. Follow up with your financial institution to find out more.
Any current taxes not paid by the close of business on July 4 are subject to a 10% penalty. Those who are unable to pay their full taxes can reduce their penalty by paying as much as possible and claiming their Home Owner Grant by the due date.