Property Taxes and Assessments

The 2017 Property Tax bills are due July 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Property Tax Notices will be mailed by mid May.  A 10% penalty will be applied to any current year outstanding balances (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) after July 4th. 

Payment Options:

  • electronically at participating financial institutions;
  • in person at City Hall (cash, cheque or Interac);
  • at most financial institutions in Canada up to the due date or;
  • by mail.  Please Note: Postmarks are NOT accepted as date of payment.

Home Owner Grants not claimed by July 4, 2017  will be levied a 10% penalty applied to the outstanding balance.         

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Click here or on the icon to the left to claim the Home Owner Grant online.
 You will need the folio / roll number and access code located on the top right hand side of your 2017 Property Tax Notice.                             

If you missed claiming the 2016 Home Owner Grant, you can apply for it by filling out the Retro-Active Home Owner Grant and bringing it to City Hall before December 31, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding your Tax Notice, or have not received it by mid June, please contact Camelia at or 250.245.6414 ext. 6206.

Property Tax Prepayment Plan

Property owners may prepay their property taxes for the following year by making monthly payments, in accordance with the provisions of Town of Ladysmith Property Tax Prepayment Plan Bylaw 2014, No. 1851.  For more information and/or to sign up, download the Property Tax Prepayment Plan Agreement.  If your banking information changes or you would like to change the amount of your monthly payments please fill out the Pre-Authorized Debit- Change of Information.

Property taxation is the most important single source of municipal revenue. The value of your property, as assessed by the B.C. Assessment Authority, is multiplied by the tax rates as set out by each of the taxing jurisdictions to determine your property taxes.

You may pay: 
  • electronically at participating financial institutions
  • in person at City Hall (cash, cheque or Interac)
  • at most financial institutions in Canada up to the due date
  • by mail * please note post marks are NOT accepted as date of payment

If you have questions regarding property taxes, please contact the Financial Services Department at 250.245.6414, ext 6206 or email  For Home Owner Grant information please click here.

Click here for Current Tax Rates.


The value of your property, is assessed by the B.C. Assessment Authority yearly.  Questions relating to your property assessment should be referred to the B.C. Assessment Authority in Nanaimo (#300 - 125 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B2) at 1.800.977.2775 or 250.753.6621.  For more information on the B.C. Assessment Authority, visit the BC Assessment  website.

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If you are moving to a different location or have your mailing address changed, please email with your new information.  Please include the following information:
  • Date new address is effective
  • Owners name(s)
  • Property address(es)
  • New mailing address
  • Contact phone number(s)
  • Email address
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