Tax Sale

The annual Tax Sale is an auction of Maple Ridge properties with delinquent property tax balances that are unpaid at the start of the auction.

2024 Property Tax Sale

The Local Government Act permits the City to auction off properties with three years of outstanding taxes to the highest bidder at the annual Tax Sale. The list of properties being auctioned will be advertised in local print media in September. It may also be posted to City social media channels.

Important Dates

The 2024 Tax Sale is scheduled for Monday, October 7, 2024. Property owners have up until 10 am that day to remove the property from the Tax Sale by paying all delinquent taxes.

Contact Us

If your property has delinquent taxes owing, contact us immediately at or call 604-467-7336.

General Information

Properties potentially being offered for sale are not available for inspection prior to this sale. Please respect the privacy of the property owners.

Prospective bidders are responsible for conducting a title search of the property in advance to determine if there are any charges registered against the property.

Tax Sale Process

The opening bid (lowest amount) for which a property may be sold at the Tax Sale is the upset price equal to the total outstanding taxes owed to the City. The highest bidder above the upset price will be declared the purchaser of the property.

Please note that the City of Maple Ridge will be an active bidder at the Tax Sale. If there is no bid, the City will be declared the purchaser.

Payment of Tax Sale purchases must be by cash or certified funds and must be paid within two hours following the completion of the Tax Sale.

After the Tax Sale, property owners retain rights during the redemption period including the right to possess the property—the property owners have the right to remain living on the property.

Property owners have a redemption period of one year from the date of the auction to redeem the property from Tax Sale. In order to redeem the property, the property owner must pay all three years of taxes, fees, penalties, and interest. 

Purchasers of the properties at the Tax Sale are subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act. This tax will be calculated on the market value of the property at the time title is transferred to the purchaser. The administrator of the Property Transfer Tax Act will bill the purchaser directly for this tax.