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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posted 05 Feb 2019

Director of Finance
 

Smithers Active Transportation Plan

posted 31 Jan 2019

The Town of Smithers is looking to get community input in 2019 on the development of the first Active Transportation Plan (ATP) to better support active mobility options in our community.

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