FAQs

Taxes

Can I pay taxes online?
Yes. You may pay through online banking services through the Bulkley Valley Credit Union, RBC, CIBC, and Scotiabank.

What are delinquent taxes?
On December 31st of each year - taxes, interest and penalties unpaid for the current year are transferred to arrears taxes. The previous years' taxes plus interest and penalties are transferred to delinquent taxes. Taxes accrued and to accrue on land and its improvements, are a special charge on the land and improvements, and have priority over any claim, lien, privilege or encumbrance of any person except the Crown, and do not require registration to preserve it.

What interest rate is charged on arrears and delinquent taxes?
Arrears and delinquent taxes bear interest as prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (Province of British Columbia) pursuant to Section 11(3) of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act until paid or recovered.

How will I be advised if my property is subject to Tax Sale?
Property owners and registered charge holders will be advised by registered mail in August of each year that their property is subject to the tax sale proceedings. The registered letter will outline the outstanding taxes and interest to date and amount required to avoid tax sale. This amount must be paid in full prior to the last Monday of September in each year. Any payment made within fifteen (15) days of the tax sale date must be either cash, money order, bank draft or by debit card.

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Public Notice - Bulkley Valley Emergency Support Services Reception Centre

posted 16 Aug 2018

Wildfire Evacuees – Please register at an Emergency Support Services Reception Centre ASAP

Recreational Cannabis Smithers

posted 15 Aug 2018

The Town of Smithers is asking the community to help guide the development of a regulatory approach and framework. We Would Like Your Thoughts!

Public Safety Announcement - Open Fire Ban within the Town of Smithers

posted 03 Aug 2018

Effective as of 12:00pm, Friday, August 3, 2018, camp fires and other types of open fires within the Town of Smithers municipal boundaries are hereby prohibited. 

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