Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Property Tax Statements are mailed to all property owners at the end of May each year.

Property taxes are due on the first business day after Canada Day each year. As such, the date can vary from one year to the next. In 2018, taxes are due July 3.

Taxes run on a calendar year, January 1 to December 31, they are paid in July.

To qualify for the grant, you must be the registered owner of the residence, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, live in BC, and occupy the residence as your principal residence. In addition, your assessed value must not exceed the grant threshold.

To change your address on your Property Tax Statement, please visit bcassessment.ca  or call 1-866-825-8322. To change the address on your Dog Licence account, please contact the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at 604-533-6005. To change your Metered Utility mailing address, please contact metered@tol.ca.

The answer depends on who owns the property on Tax Due date. The owner on Tax Due date is responsible for the entire year’s taxes. Your lawyer or notary will provide you with a Statement of Adjustments. If you sell your home before Tax Due date, there will be a line item on your Statement where you will be paying the new owner for the portion of the year you lived in the home. If you sell after Tax Due date, then the new owner will be paying you for the portion of the year they will be living in the home.

Deferment is not available until the current year’s tax notices are received. You will then need to determine if you qualify using the Eligibility Calculator . If you qualify, complete the Deferment Application Form. Submit that form along with your Home Owner Grant Application and payment for your utilities to the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at the Township of Langley. The tax office will submit your application form to the Province of BC on your behalf.

No, credit cards are not accepted for property tax payments. The acceptable forms of payment include cash, cheque, debit or online/telebanking.

The annual tax sale is held in the form of a public auction on the last Monday in September. It is a collection tool that enables municipalities to recover outstanding property taxes. Properties with three years of outstanding taxes are auctioned to the highest bidder.

Unless you pay your property taxes in person at one of our Recreation Centres, you will not receive a receipt for payment. As proof of payment, please contact the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at 604-533-6005 for a Tax Certificate.

The previous year’s tax levy can be viewed on our Property Inquiry System 

Property taxation is the single most important source of municipal revenue. Collected taxes fund operations, fire/police departments, recreation facilities, road construction, to name a few. Each property owner is responsible for their share each year. New property owners are responsible for payment of their annual property taxes by the due date to avoid penalty, whether or not they receive a property tax notice.

See Payment Methods to access the Pre Authorized Debit Application form. Submit the completed form along with a voided cheque to start your monthly payments.

Changes in property value do not change the overall tax levy. Instead, the Township adjusts the tax rate to offset the average increase in assessed values to only generate the amount of money needed to run the Township’s operations. More information 

Unfortunately, we do not offer any financial information online at this time. You can view the levy on any property through our Property Inquiry System 

The Township of Langley does not separate the utilities from the Property Tax Statement. As such, if you are a residence, your flat rate charges are included in your yearly tax bill.

Section 19(8) of the Assessment Act allows certain residential land to be assessed at less than market value where the owner qualifies and provided the property has potential for development for a more valuable use than its current use. More information