Taxes are Due July 4th by 4 pm. YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED YOUR 2016 PROPERTY TAX NOTICE BY MAIL. If not, please contact the municipal office at 250-474-1773. Remember Friday, July 1 is Canada Day, a statutory holiday, and our office will be closed.
NOTE: Canada Post Strike - Possible Service Interruption
A Contract dispute between Canada Post and their Union could result in service disruption as early as July 2, 2016. You are still responsible for paying your taxes and claiming your Home Owner Grant (HOG) by the due date. For alternate methods of payment and claiming a HOG electronically, please see the Online Services button on our website's main page.
Home Owner Grant Options: Banks no longer accept HOG claims at the counter, therefore, the District of Highlands provides new online options below. We also accept Home Owner Grant claims at our counter, secure drop box or mailed. Please remember to claim every year.
Visit the District’s website www.highlands.ca and click the ONLINE SERVICES button, you will find the following options and instructions:
•CLAIMING YOUR E-HOG electronically
•VIEWING YOUR TAX ACCOUNT (you must register to safeguard your personal information)
•PAYING YOUR TAXES (information on how to pay through your Financial Institution’s website)
•PRE-AUTHORIZED PAYMENT PLAN (PAPP) - how to apply
•VIEWING PROPERTY INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC
•Mail us a cheque or post-dated cheque to avoid a line up (please include roll # on cheque for reference).
•After hours: secure drop box at front door
•We accept cash, cheque, debit/interact
•We DO NOT accept credit cards
•You may also pay via internet banking through YOUR financial institution’s website as: “Highlands, Dist-Taxes” is now set up as a Payee at major banks and credit unions.
UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS
If you have moved or bought your property this year, please give the District Office a quick call at 250-474-1773 before mid-May to ensure that the District has your current mailing address. The District Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.