The Finance Department is responsible for the overall management of the financial affairs for the Municipality.
TAXATION - TAXES ARE DUE JULY 2, 2020
How to Pay Your Taxes
Property tax notices have been mailed out. In our efforts to promote physical distancing, the preferred methods of payment are through online banking, by mailing a cheque, or by putting a cheque in our drop box at the District’s office, located at 200 Main Street during regular business hours.
The 10% penalty date is October 1, 2020.
Assessment Authority Information
BC Assessment produces uniform property assessments that form the basis for local and provincial taxation while providing information to assist people when making real estate decisions. For contact information and related links, please visit the website for the Central Vancouver Island Area Office or call the Assessment Authority office in Victoria (#400 – 3450 Uptown Blvd, Victoria BC V8Z 0B9) Toll Free at 1-(866)-825-8322.
Property Tax Information
The value of your property, as assessed by the BC Assessment Authority, is multiplied by the tax rates as set out by each of the taxing jurisdictions to determine your property taxes. For questions relating to your District property taxes, please call the District Office at 250-726-7744.
For questions regarding the property assessment portion of your taxes, please contact the Assessment Authority office in Nanaimo Victoria (#400 – 3450 Uptown Blvd, Victoria BC V8Z 0B9) Toll Free at 1-866-825-8322.
Home Owner Grant (HOG)
The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence. By applying for the grant your property taxes can be reduced up to $770. You may qualify for a higher grant amount if you are:
- a senior
- a veteran
- a person with a disability living with a person with a disability
To receive the grant you, or an authorized person, need to apply each year.
Steps to Claim your Home Owner Grant Online (EHOG)
The 2020 Home Owner Grants will be available to claim online at the end of May. Smartphone and tablet users please turn-off the auto correct feature when applying for your Home Owner Grant online using your phones or tablets as invalid applications could be submitted.
1. Locate your roll number and e-Hog password on the front of your tax notice
2. CLICK HERE to begin the home owner grant process
3. Enter your roll number and password – click on “Login Now”
4. Choose “Apply Now”
5. Select “Basic” or “Additional” home owner grant – Not both
6. Enter requested information and then select “Apply Now”
7. Print confirmation before exiting the program
Eligible home owners must complete a grant application each year. To avoid penalties on the grant amount, submit the grant online, or deliver to the District of Ucluelet by July 2, 2020.
The 10% penalty date is October 1, 2020.
Retroactive Home Owner Grant Application for the Prior Year
If you did not claim the Home Owner Grant for the prior year, please contact the District Office and request an application for Retroactive Home Owner Grant or Click here
to complete the form online. Print and submit the completed form to the District of Ucluelet Office.
Property Tax Deferment
Provincial property tax deferment applications are no longer submitted through your municipal office.
The Province has developed a new online application process. All applications will now be submitted directly to the Province. Information on the new program will become available at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax once the system launches in May 2020.
Permissive Tax Exemption
Under the provisions of Section 224 of the Community Charter, Council may, on or before October 31, exempt eligible land and/or improvements from municipal property taxes for a specific period of time. To be eligible for a Permissive Tax Exemption, an organization must meet the requirements under the Community Charter and comply with the District of Ucluelet policy.
Tax Certificates Online
TaxCertificates Online (TCOL) is now available through myLTSA using your deposit account or through Access Point Information Canada for purchase by credit card. Effective April 1, 2017, TCOL is no longer available through BC OnLine.
The myLTSA portal is the official point of access to the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA) electronic Search and Filing services. myLTSA has been a distribution channel for TCOL since July 2015, simplifying the overall conveyance process into a single portal for key search and filing services.
If you already have a myLTSA account, you can begin your TCOL searches today using your existing deposit account (same as your Land Title searches). The TCOL service can be found in the myLTSA ‘Service Providers’ navigation menu at the top of the page. If you don’t have a myLTSA account please visit https://apps.ltsa.ca/iam/login and register, or contact the myLTSA support line at 1-877-577-5872 for assistance.
Public Input on the 2020 Budget
Public Input on the 2020 Budget is being accepted until May 7, 2020 at 12 noon. You can view the 2020 Proposed Budget Online Open House slides below for more details about the proposed Budget.
Budget Process 2020
The public process for deciding on the budget starts in December every year, with Council adopting the full bylaw by early May.
Public input is encouraged and welcomed throughout the process.
- Budget meeting schedule
- Budget meeting 2020 agendas & 2019 agendas
- Budget meeting 2020 minutes & 2019 minutes
- Watch budget meetings on YouTube
The slideshow presentations given at the meetings are provided below.
General Enquiries - Finance Department