Property Taxes

Important dates 

  • Property taxes are mailed out Mid-May

  • Property Taxes are due the first working day after the July 1st Canada Day Statutory Holiday

  • Property owners who do not receive their tax notice by June 10th should contact the Village of Fruitvale Office by email or phone 250-367-7551.  

  • Property owners are resonsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the due date to avoid penalties, whether or not they receive a property tax notice.  

Provincial Home Owner’s Grant

The home owner grant is available to eligible homeowners who pay property taxes.  Effective 2021, homeowners in municipalities no longer apply for the home owner grant through their municipal officeEveryone now applies directly to the province using a new online system that’s easy to use. Although the application process has changed, program details and eligibility requirements have not changed.  The new system helps ensure homeowners receive their full grant entitlement, including the additional grant for seniors or persons with a disability. It also helps process applications faster and reduce fraudulent applications.


Payment options:

Cheque/money order, bank draft:

After Office Hours:  Attach your cheque, money order or bank draft to the Home Owner Grant portion of your tax notice (found on the bottom of the tax notice) and place in our mail slot to the lower left of the front door of the Village Office. If eligible, be sure to apply online for your Provincial Home Owner’s grant.  

We happily accept post-dated cheques. 

Internet banking:

Make payment to your property tax folio number (depending on the requirements of your financial institution, use at least the last 6 digits of your folio number without the 521 and the decimal point. For example Folio No. 521 00123.456 would be 123456. If more digits are required, use more zeros. For example Folio No. 521 00123.456 would be 00000123456.)


Send an E-transfer to

No password is required. It is imperative that the property tax roll number and what the payment covers is mentioned in the memo when paying by E-transfer, for example:  Taxes for Roll No. 00123.456.  This ensures that your payment is applied to the correct account.

Monthly pre-authorized payment plan:

This is a prepayment plan for property taxes for the following year, not for the current year.  Contact the Village to set up monthly pre-authorized payment plan for your property taxes. The application form can be found here. If you are on the prepayment plan and wish to cancel it, the cancellation form can be found here. Complete the form and return to the Village Office at least 14 days prior to the next prepayment withdrawal (withdrawals happen on the 4th of every month).

Pay by Mail:

Send payment to the Village of Fruitvale, PO Box 370, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0 or by courier to 1947 Beaver Street, Fruitvale, BC VoG 1L0. Please ensure your roll number is written on the memo line of your cheque or money order and you include the bottom portion of your tax notice.

Allow sufficient time for your payment to reach the Village of Fruitvale BEFORE to the due date.  

Interact Debit Payments

When paying with interact/debit, please ensure that the “per transaction limit”, which is set by your financial institution, will cover your tax payment BEFORE coming to the Office to make your payment.  

If you are unsure of  your “per transaction limit”, please contact your financial institution prior to coming to the office to make payment.

By Mortgage Company:

Must be set up through mortgage company. The home owner grant, if applicable, must be applied for online by the due date to avoid penalty. Many property owners will have their mortgage payments include an allowance for property taxes. A portion of the mortgage payment is allocated for property taxes, and is forwarded to the Village of Fruitvale, taking into consideration your home owner grant if eligible. The Village of Fruitvale is not responsible for errors made by mortgage providers. Please ensure that your mortgage provider is aware whether you are claiming the grant or not each year.

*Pay in Person at your Financial Institution:

Currently, you are unable to pay in person at any financial institutions, however if your Financial Institution lists the Village of Fruitvale as a payee, you are able to pay through internet banking.

Change of address notification

To update your mailing address or other property changes, please contact the BC Assessment Authority at 1-866-825-8322 Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm or use their online form at BC Assessment Property Changes.


10% late payment penalty for taxes outstanding on the day after the due date. Penalty dates are clearly printed on the Property Tax Notice. Taxes that remain outstanding after these dates (including any unclaimed Provincial Home Owner Grant amount) are subject to penalty.

Property Tax Deferment

B.C. residential property owners can now apply for property tax deferments on their principal residence online, quickly, and easily. And for the first time, owners can choose to auto renew their application. Look for more information and apply online at Municipalities will no longer be responsible for accepting deferment applications. Property owners deferring their taxes will still apply for their Home Owner Grant and make outstanding utility payments to the municipality.

Changing and managing land titles

Changing and managing land titles through the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC can done via their website. The following commonly used applications can be filled out online and then submitted using the BC Services Card app, by mail or in person by appointment

Change mailing address on title

Change of name

Transmission to Surviving Joint Tenant

If clients don’t have a BC Services Card, they can still fill out the form online, download and print it, and then submit a hardcopy (paper) form by mail or in person. If clients do not have access to a printer, they can contact LTSA Customer Support at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872), press 1, for assistance.

Village Office: Mon – Thurs
8:30am – 4:30 pm
Public Works: Mon – Fri
7:00 am – 3:30 pm

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