General Tax Information
The City of Langford sends annual property tax notices to all property owners. Property taxes cover the calendar year, are sent to homeowners in mid-May, and are due the first business day after July 1st.
Each year, the BC Assessment Authority produces independent and uniform property assessments for all property owners in the province. BC Assessment provides market value information on properties within the City of Langford to the municipality as the basis for calculating annual property taxes. Municipal Council uses this information to determine the annual tax rate.
Langford collects $43,047,000 approxiamtely, each year from over 12,240 properties. Of this total amount, a portion is collected for other taxing authorities including the Provincial Government (School Taxes), Capital Regional District, Capital Regional Hospital District, Regional Transit Commission, BC Assessment Authority, and the Municipal Finance Authority. The municipality has no control over the rates for these agencies. These taxes are paid to the specific agency, even if property owners do not pay their annual property taxes.
Langford properties are levied property taxes, the most important single source of municipal revenue, that pay for municipal services including recreation facilities, parks and trails, and police and fire services. These taxes are the Municipal General Tax portion of your tax notice.
If your payment is received after the due date a ten percent (10%) late payment penalty is added to unpaid current year taxes, including unclaimed Home Owner Grants.
If you have not received your property tax notice by June 15 of the current year, please contact the Property Tax Department at 250-391-3410. It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay property taxes by the due date to avoid penalty, regardless of whether a notice was received.
Regardless of how you pay your property taxes please remember:
- TO AVOID PENALTY, YOUR PAYMENT AND HOME OWNER GRANT APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE PENALTY DATE
- THE HOME OWNER GRANT MUST BE APPLIED FOR EACH YEAR.
- IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE A PAYMENT IN ORDER TO CLAIM THE GRANT
- MAIL LOST OR DELAYED BY THE POST OFFICE WILL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTY.
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