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FAQ

Can I determine what I owe on my property tax from the website?

Can I estimate what my property tax bill will be from the website?

What am I paying for with my property tax payment?

Why are Sicamous residents paying for some Regional District taxes?

Why do I pay a School Tax?

What is the tax rate for each class of property?

Can I determine what I owe on my property tax from the website?

To view your property tax account online log on to Online Services.

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Can I estimate what my property tax bill will be from the website?

To estimate your Property Tax Bill view our Property Tax Calculator.

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What am I paying for with my property tax payment?

Property taxation is the most important single source of municipal revenue. For more information on where your property tax money is spent, view the District of Sicamous Financial Plan.

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Why are Sicamous residents paying for some Regional District taxes?

The District of Sicamous and some of the neighbouring local governments share the costs of some "region wide" services. Examples of region-wide services are: police and fire protection, street lighting, road and drainage maintenance, operations of regional parks, and recreational facilities. 

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Why do I pay a School Tax?

All property owners in the province are required to pay school taxes, unless the property is used for an exempt purpose and is exempt from this taxation. The school tax is not based on the property owner's use of the school system.  It is a suitable way to pay for part of public education costs given everyone benefits from a good school system.

For more information you can view the School Tax Website

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What is the tax rate for each class of property?

For a detailed breakdown of the different tax types in Sicamous (e.g. residential, industrial, business), check out the Property class Tax Rates.

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