Property Tax Deferment - How to Apply

Before you apply, it's important to make sure:

  • you qualify for tax deferment
  • all changes to your property title have been completed. If your application is approved, a restrictive lien will be registered against your property and will remain until you repay the loan in full.

All penalties, interest, previous year property taxes, and local services taxes (or utility user fees) must be paid to the municipal tax collector as these are not eligible for deferment.

Choose and fill out the application for the program that applies to you:

1. Apply for Regular Program

  • You must include supporting documentation with your application if you are:
    • applying on behalf of the registered owner
    • applying as a surviving spouse
    • applying as a person with disabilities

2. Apply for Families with Children Program

  • You must include supporting documentation with your application if you are:
    • applying on behalf of the registered owner
    • applying as a parent or stepparent of a person with disabilities

Learn more about the property tax deferment program, including eligibility and how to apply: www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment or send an email to taxdeferment@gov.bc.ca.

  • On the deferment website, there is an “Apply Now” button at the top right of the main page.
  • On the first page of the online application “Roll number” is the same as “Folio number” found on the top right hand corner of your tax notice
  • Enter the numbers after the 348 (include the decimal point).

If you need support to complete an application, you can phone 1-888-2700 (toll-free within Canada) or 250-387-0555 (outside Canada)