City Reminds Residents of Payment Options for Property Tax Bills - Due July 2

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Property Taxes Due July 2, 2024. City Hall Finance Counter Open LATE til 8pm on Thursdays! In the background an individual works on their taxes.

Maple Ridge, B.C., June 18, 2024 – The City of Maple Ridge reminds property owners that property taxes are due July 2.

Property taxes collected by the City pay for essential services such as fire and emergency response, snow removal, policing, road maintenance, recreation programs and events, parks and trails, infrastructure renewal, and more. The City includes flat-rate utilities on a single property notice for convenience to the property owner and cost savings to the City. 

The City also collects levies on behalf of other taxation authorities outside the City's budget control to fund regional services. These include the Province of B.C., TransLink, Metro Vancouver Regional District, B.C. Assessment, and Municipal Finance Authority. 

The City’s $160-million operating budget for 2024 is framed around maintaining core municipal services and making key infrastructure and public safety improvements (see budget highlights here). While the City faces various costs beyond its control in 2024, the City took steps to reduce the impact on taxpayers, including deferring projects, spreading out some costs over multiple years, and actively seeking grant funding. 

"The City recognizes these are tough financial times for many in our community, especially for seniors and those on fixed incomes," said Mayor Ruimy. "We worked hard to find the right balance of affordability with meeting the needs of our fast-growing community and addressing the requirements of new provincial legislation to support housing creation in our community. I encourage people to make use of some of the programs available."  

Programs to Help with Paying Taxes

  • Provincial Homeowner Grant: Eligible residents are encouraged to apply for this grant, which reduces taxes for primary residents before the July 2 deadline directly through the Province of B.C. Up to $845 is available. To learn more and to claim your grant, visit www.gov.bc.ca/HomeOwnerGrant or call 1-888-355-2700.
  • Pre-Payment Plans To assist residents in managing their payments, the City offers pre-authorized payment plans that allow taxpayers to spread their tax payments over the year and avoid a large lump payment.  Visit MapleRidge.ca/PaymentOptions
  • Property Tax Deferment Program: This Province of BC offers a low-interest loan program to eligible homeowners, including seniors and families with children, to defer their current year property taxes. Further information is available at the Provincial Deferment Website 
  • Low-Income Homeowner Grant Supplement for Seniors Administered by the Province. Seniors must apply separately for the Homeowner Grant and the Low-Income Grant. For more information, visit Low income grant supplement for seniors.

Payment Options

  • Banking online or by phone – Available through your financial institution using the eight-digit folio/roll number from your tax notice
  • At our 24-hour Dropbox Secure Dropbox located at the west entrance of City Hall (11995 Haney Place) 
  • By mail – Cheques can be mailed to 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X. Attention: Revenue Services. Canada Post must postmarked payment on or before July 2 to avoid penalty. Cheques postdated to July 2 are accepted; do not mail cash.
  • At City Hall: City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and until 8:00 p.m. every Thursday. 

Pay Your Taxes by July 2

Property owners are advised to pay on time their taxes by July 2 to avoid the following late fees:  
July 3, 2024 - 5% penalty applied to outstanding 2024 taxes and unclaimed Homeowner Grants 
Sep 4, 2024 - Additional 5% penalty applied to outstanding 2024 taxes and unclaimed grants 

For questions regarding your 2024 Property Tax Notice, please contact the Revenue Services Division at Revenue@mapleridge.ca. More information about property taxes is available at MapleRidge.ca/PropertyTaxes.

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For additional information, contact 
Phoebe Cheng, Manager of Revenue Services 
T 604 467 4307 
E pcheng@mapleridge.ca