The City of Vernon is issuing property tax notices to homeowners on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Taxes are due July 4. (File photo)

The City of Vernon is issuing property tax notices to homeowners on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Taxes are due July 4. (File photo)

Vernon property tax notices to be mailed out next week

Homeowners have until 4:30 p.m. on July 4 to pay their property taxes, apply for Home Owner Grant

Vernon homeowners will soon be getting their 2022 property tax notices in the mail.

Property taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, and notices will be mailed on Thursday, May 26.

Homeowners will also need to submit a Home Owner Grant, if applicable. The provincial Home Owner Grant program changed last year, and all applications must be submitted online or by phone through the provincial government.

“The B.C. Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence. As of May 2021, homeowners must apply directly to the Province instead of through their municipal office,” reads a City of Vernon press release.

While the application process has changed, the program details and eligibility requirements have not. Home Owner Grants must be applied for each year, even if your mortgage company or bank pays your taxes. It is not necessary to make a tax payment in order for eligible owners to claim the grant.

More information on the grant application process can be found at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant, or call 1-888-355-2700 to speak with a live agent.

To avoid waiting in a potentially long lineup to pay your taxes, there are several payment options that don’t involve visiting the City Hall cashier:

• Online through your financial institution;

• By cheque through the mail; or

• By using the 24-hour drop box at the front entrance to City Hall.

Postmarks on mailed remittances will not be considered as date of payment, the city notes.

For more information, visit vernon.ca/propertytaxes.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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