Property Tax Pre-Payment

  • 10 month program
  • August to May (10 payments)
  • No regular withdrawals in June or July
  • Optional July withdrawal - Due Date feature for any remaining balance
  • Withdrawal is on the 5th day of each month 
  • Sign up anytime of the year but keep in mind you may have less monthly payments going towards the next tax year
  • Withdrawal amount is up to you (we can help with an estimate if needed)
  • Interest is earned on any credits on the account. 
    •  Itemized as "Interest Earned" and will be subtracted from the final total outstanding on the Tax Notice
  • Total prepayments itemized as "Prepayments/Adjustments" and subtracted from the final total outstanding on the Tax Notice
  • No monthly receipts will be sent to you
  • Any outstanding balance left, you are responsible to pay on or before the due date (if not signed up for Tax Due Date Withdrawal) 
  • Over-payments are non-refundable 
    • Will be applied to next year's taxes
  • Program will automatically continue until cancellation is requested in writing
  • Home Owner Grants still need to be claimed every year (if eligible)
  • Taxpayers selling their homes and enrolled in PAWS are responsible for canceling PAWS. 
    • All payments made prior to cancellation must be included in the property transfer document "Statement of Adjustments". 
  • Returned payments are subject to a $25 service fee
  • 3 returned payments will result in the PAWS program to be cancelled

Extra Features (Opt in or Decline) 

  1. Automatic RecalculationYour monthly payments will automatically change for the next tax year based on the taxes for the current year plus a 4% increase minus the Home Owner Grant (if eligible). 
    • For example, your Tax Notice will state:  Your payments are changing from $150.00 to $165.00 effective Aug 5, 2021. 
  2. Tax Due Date Withdrawal: On the day taxes are due, we will withdraw the amount owing in the column you have designated for us to pay. 
    • For example, your Tax Notice will state:  The final payment of $1250.00 will be withdrawn from your account on July 2, 2021.

Sign Up

  • Tax Pre-Authorized Withdrawal Application  & include void cheque or Pre-Authorized Debit Form from your bank
  • Applications must be received at least 10 business days prior to the next withdrawal date (see our PAWS Withdrawal Cut Off Schedule below)
  • Submit application with your banking information by:
    • Email autodebit@mapleridge.ca - Note: When you send an email to this address, you will receive an automatic reply email. We will also send another email to confirm we received it. If you do not hear back from us after a couple business days or if it's near a cut off date, please call (604-467-7316) or email to confirm that we have received your application and that it will be processed.
    • Mail or In Person - 11995 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 6A9
    • Drop Box - outside City Hall (available 24/7)
    • Fax - 604-467-7331

Cancel/Change

  • Tax Pre-Authorized Withdrawal Cancellation Form
  • Tax Pre-Authorized Withdrawal Change Form
  • Cancel or change requests must be received at least 10 business days prior to the next withdrawal date (see our PAWS Withdrawal Cut Off Schedule below) 
  • If you are selling your property and it is past 10 business days, call us immediately (604-467-7316)
  • Submit:
    • Email autodebit@mapleridge.ca - Note: When you send an email to this address, you will receive an automatic reply email. We will also send another email to confirm we received the request. If you do not hear back from us after a couple business days or if it's near a cut off date, please call (604-467-7316) or email to confirm that we have received your request and that it will be processed.
    • Mail or In Person - 11995 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 6A9
    • Drop Box - outside City Hall (available 24/7) 
    • Fax - 604-467-7331

2021 PAWS Withdrawal Cut Off Schedule (Last Day to Submit PAWS Applications/Changes/Cancellations)

 Cut Off Date (Last Day) Withdrawal Date
December 21, 2020January 5, 2021
January 22, 2021February 5, 2021
February 22, 2021March 5, 2021
March 22, 2021April 5, 2021
April 21, 2021May 5, 2021                                                               
 June 15, 2021 (Tax Due Date Feature)  July 2, 2021 (optional withdrawal) 
 July 19, 2021 August 5, 2021
 August 23, 2021 September 5, 2021
 September 21, 2021 October 5, 2021
 October 22, 2021 November 5, 2021
 November 22, 2021 December 5, 2021

*Please note: we have also taken holidays and our busier times into consideration when deciding on our Cut off Dates.