Property Tax Deferment
The British Columbia Property Tax Deferment Program allows owners who meet certain eligibility criteria to defer payment of annual property taxes.
If you are 55 or over, a widow or widower, or handicapped as defined in the eligibility criteria and residing in your home, you may apply to have your taxes deferred. This allows you to defer payment of the current taxes on your home until the property is sold or otherwise disposed of.
The Property Tax Deferment Program for Families with Children is a loan program that allows you to defer your annual property taxes on your home if you meet certain eligibility criteria.
You may defer all or a portion of the unpaid current year residential (Class 01) or residential & farm (Class 01 & 09) taxes after deduction of the Home Owner Grant.
If you are a new applicant, applications are available at the Municipal Hall, or are available for download on the Provincial deferment website. Note that you must first complete the “Tax Deferment Eligibility Calculator” to access the application form.
Owners who are on the deferment program must apply each year. To avoid penalties, tax deferment applications and completed Home Owner Grant applications must be received by the North Saanich Tax Office by the July tax due date.
All completed applications should be returned to:
District of North Saanich
1620 Mills Rd
North Saanich, BC V8L 5S9
Please wait until you have received your annual Property Tax Notice to bring your deferment application in to the Municipal Hall, so that it can be processed along with your Home Owner Grant application.
New and renewal applications received at the North Saanich Tax Office are being forwarded to the Province of BC Deferment office for approval. You will be contacted by the Deferment office to advise if your application or renewal is accepted or denied.
View more information on Property Tax Deferment from the B.C. Government.