Property Taxes (July 2, 2020)

The Township of Langley is providing the following important news and updates on 2020 Property Taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 property tax statements have been mailed. Full details can be read below and on other pages of this website (see menu on the right). All Township recreation centres and the civic facility are presently closed due to COVID-19. See below for in-person payment information.

Important Updates

  • Relief: Council is providing relief to property owners by reducing the 2020 Property Tax increase by more than half. Council is also providing relief to property owners by modifying and staggering late payment penalty dates and rates. Read below for more details.
  • Deferral Program: Consider the Province’s property tax deferral program for eligible residential homeowners as added relief this year.
  • Online Tools: Did you know that you can do everything related to property taxes online? Claim your homeowner grant, defer your taxes (if eligible), and pay from the comfort and safety of your home.
  • Online Payments: Use online payments, pay at your bank, or other payment options instead of onsite and cash payments - for your convenience and safety, and the safety of Township employees, we encourage you to use online options.
  • In-person Payments: All Township recreation centres and the civic facility are closed due to COVID-19. Onsite payments will be accepted only at the Civic facility on June 29th, June 30th and July 2nd, but following strict safety protocols, physical distancing, and controlled access. This will create long lines and processing delays so you may wish to perform your property tax activities online this year.
  • Tax Statements: Township of Langley 2020 Property Tax Statements have been mailed and payment is due by July 2, 2020. If you have not received the 2020 Property Tax Statement, contact the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at 604.533.6005 or tax@tol.ca.

Relief Initiatives

  • For 2020, Council initially considered a 4.02% increase in property tax revenue and sent it to the public for input. Subsequently, when considering final adoption of the 2020 budget bylaw, and in light of COVID-19 impacts, Council adopted a reduced increase of 2% by deferring capital works and temporarily borrowing from reserves.
  • In addition, Council voted to revise the regular 10% late payment penalty levied on July 3 (Due Date July 2) using a staggered approach with a lower penalty of 1.75% on July 3 and the remainder, 8.25%, coming much later in the year on November 17th (first business day after November 15). The Province followed up with some relief for industry, business, recreation and non-profit (Classes 4,5,6 and 8) by pushing out the first penalty date as outlined below.

Modified Late Penalty Rates and Dates

Residential Late Payment Penalty Dates - Residential, Utilities, Farm (Classes 1, 2, and 9)

1st Penalty Date is July 3 at 1.75%

2nd Penalty Date is November 17 at 8.25%

Commercial Late Payment Penalty Dates - Industry, Business, Recreation, Non-Profit (Classes 4, 5, 6, and 8)

1st Penalty Date is October 1 at 1.75%

2nd Penalty Date is November 17 at 8.25%

Provincial Deferral Program

Consider the Province’s property tax deferral program for eligible residential homeowners as added relief this year.

 


Township of Langley’s Revenue and Tax Collection Department is responsible for administering and processing the collection of property taxes within the Township. They also administer the Home Owner Grant and the Property Tax Deferment programs on behalf of the Provincial Government. Property taxation is the single most important source of municipal revenue. Collected taxes fund Township of Langley operations, including the fire and police departments, recreation facilities, road construction and other services.

Property Tax Due – July 2, 2020

Find out about your property tax and homeowner grant information below. 2020 Property Tax Brochure 

Property Tax Statement

Property Tax Statements are mailed to residents by the end of May annually. If you do not receive the property tax statement by mid June, contact the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at 604-533-6005 or email us at tax@tol.ca.

Property owners are responsible for payment of property taxes whether or not a Property Tax Statement is received.

The property tax rates, along with the property classification and assessed value of your property, are used to determine the amount of your property taxes. Property taxes cannot be appealed

Visit the Tax payment methods for more information.

To view last year's property tax statement information, access the Property Inquiry System.

Late Payment Penalty

Any outstanding tax balance after July 2, 2020, including the unclaimed Home Owner Grant, is subject to a penalty. The penalty on the Home Owner Grant portion is reversed if the Home Owner Grant application is received by the Director of Finance by August 31.

Related Pages

Important Dates

January

  • BC Assessment notices mailed out

  • If you disagree with your assessed value, register your appeal with BC Assessment by January 31. Visit BC Assessment to learn more about the appeal process

May

  • Property tax notices are mailed to property owners at the end of May
  • Tax Deferment statement of account and renewal notices mailed by Province
  • Tax Deferment Applications  – to be completed online

June 15

  • Permissive Tax Exemptions applications due

July 2

Tax Due Date

Last day for tax payments and Home Owner Grant application to avoid a penalty.

July 3

  • 1.75% penalty applied to properties with Classes 1, 2 and 9

August 1

  • Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) plan deductions start for the next year's taxes

August 31

  • Last day for delinquent (2018) tax payments to avoid property being advertised in the paper

September 28

  • Annual Property Tax Sale – 10:00am

September 30

  • Commercial Properties taxes due. Properties with (classes 4, 5, 6, and 8)

October 1

  • Penalty of 1.75% applied to Commercial Properties with unpaid balances

November 16

  • Last day to pay property taxes with the penalty of 1.75%

November 17

  • 8.25% penalty is added to all properties with an outstanding balance

December 31

  • Deadline to pay 2020 outstanding taxes to avoid per diem interest charges
  • Deadline to apply for current year Home Owner Grant