Property Taxes

Tax Due Date:
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by 4p.m.

Property Tax Payments and Home Owner Grants must be received on or before TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 at 4:00p.m.

A 10% penalty will be applied to all unpaid taxes including unclaimed Home Owner Grants. The penalty is a provincially legislated requirement and cannot be reversed for any reason, including not receiving your Tax Notice.

Payment Options

City Hall Methods of payment include: CASH, CHEQUE or DEBIT. Credit card payments are accepted at City Hall via self-serve kiosk or online at rossland.ca. Your Home Owner Grant claim form is at the bottom of your Property Tax Notice if you choose not to claim online.
Drop Box The mail slot is located at the entrance to City Hall at 2196 LeRoi Ave. Please write your tax roll number on your cheque payable to City of Rossland, and/or include your Home Owner Grant slip (filled in if claiming the Home Owner Grant). Cheques can be postdated for July 2, 2019.
By Mail Please make cheques payable to the City of Rossland. Remember to include the roll number with your cheque payment. Post-dated cheques are accepted, however, returned or NSF cheques will be treated as non-payment and subject to all applicable penalties and a $25 service charge. Please allow for sufficient time for delivery. Post-marks will not be accepted as date of payment.
Online Banking Property taxes can be paid through most financial institutions. Your account number is your 11 digit Roll # (do not include the period, dot or spaces) and do not use your Utility account. A $5.00 fee is charged for transfers between accounts. Please note that you CANNOT claim the Homeowner Grant at your Financial Institution.
Mortage Company If your mortgage company pays your property taxes, it is your responsibility to claim the Home Owner grant by TUESDAY, July 2, 2019. Please ensure that your mortgage provider is aware you are claiming the Home Owner Grant (if applicable). The City of Rossland is not responsible for errors made by mortgage providers.
Pre-Payment Plan If you are already on the Pre-Payment Plan, it is your responsibility to pay any remaining balance. Your Prepayment Plan will continue with the same amount in July 2019, unless you notify the City. Not on the Plan? Sign up to pay your 2020 taxes in 11 equal monthly payments commencing in July 2019 and ending in May 2020 for the amount that you choose. Your account must be paid in full for the current year to qualify. The balance due or credit will show on your Tax Notice in the following year.
Credit Card Now available online and at City Hall's self-serve kiosk. There will be a 1.75% fee on the amount you pay which goes directly to the service provider. Click on the link through our website at rossland.ca

Online Services

CLAIM your Home Owner Grant (HOG) and Check Property Tax Account Details

ONLINE PORTAL: You can check your Property Tax balance, receive future tax notices by email and be delivered into your account by clicking on the Manage My Accounts button at rossland.ca and following the property tax links. Link your Utility and Property Tax accounts and never have to ask for a reprint of your tax or utility bill again.

Claim Home Owner Grant

We recommend using the Chrome web browser to apply for your Home Owner Grant online. This service does not work with Internet Explorer. You will need to enter the last 8 digits of your 11 digit roll number and your property tax access code. Both numbers can be found on the front of your Property Tax Notice in the top right corner.

For example: Roll number as it appears on your property tax notice 229 XXXXX.XXX
Eight-digit Roll number to be entered to apply for the HOG XXXXX.XXX
Five-digit access code on the front of the notice XXXXX

Mailing Address Updates

If ownership has changed, please forward this notice to the new owner or return it to the City of Rossland. You must notify BC Assessment and Land Titles of address changes to ensure your address updates at City Hall because all changes are handled electronically.

Property Tax Deferment

You may qualify if you are 55 years of age or older, a surviving spouse or a disabled person as defined by regulation or, financially supporting a dependent child under the age of 18. For details see the Provincial Government website.

Please use the website to use the eligibility calculators to pre-qualify and get access to the application. Applications are not available until late May.

DEFERMENT RENEWALS:
If renewing, please sign renewal form, claim your grant, and return to City Hall ASAP.

Online Payments through your Bank

Please ensure your online payment details are correct!

Bill Payee: "Rossland, City - Property Tax" (NOT Utilities)

Account #: 11 digit roll number (without spaces or punctuation) that appears at the top right corner of your Property Tax Notice and begins with 229.

Payment must be received in the City of Rossland bank account BEFORE the deadline. Online payments can take up to 5 business days to be processed by your financial institution.

Parcel Viewer Map

2018 Property Tax, Assessment Values, and Land Use information can be publicly viewed with the City's interactive Parcel Viewer App. (This map will be updated with 2019 assessment data ASAP)

Additional Information

Additional information on the Home Owner Grant, how your property taxes are calculated, tax deferment and property transfer tax can be found here.