Property owners in Vernon are reminded that Wednesday, Sept. 30 is the deadline to pay property taxes without penalty.
City of Vernon property taxes would normally have been due July 2, but in April council extended the penalty deadline to the end of Spetember due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 10 per cent penalty will be applied to unpaid current taxes as of Oct. 1.
“In addition to payment, homeowners will need to submit a properly completed Home Owner Grant (eHOG) by September 30, if it’s applicable,” said Terry Martens, manager of financial operations. “These grant forms can be completed on the City’s website, or through our free, secure, self-serve portal called MyCity.”
A MyCity account provides users with anytime access to a digital copy of their property tax notices, utility bills, business licence accounts and more.
To help ensure physical distancing, there are several ways to pay property taxes without having to attend the City Hall cashier station, including:
- Online through your financial institution
- By cheque through the mail
- By using the drop box at the front entrance to City Hall
The city notes that postmarks on mailed remittances will not be considered as date of payment.