Property Taxes

Taxes and Home Owner Grants Are Now Late

  • Taxes are always due on the next business day following July 1, Canada Day - in 2016 that date was July 4 @ 4.00pm
  • Outstanding current (2016) property tax amounts are subject to a 5% penalty, including unclaimed Home Owner Grants (HOG)
  • An addition 5% penalty will be applied to outstanding current property taxes on September 1 @ 4.00pm
  • Outstanding arrears (2015) and delinquent (2014) taxes accrue daily interest at a percent (%) set by the Province
  • TAX SALE - see this webpage for information.  Any property with outstanding delinquent (2014) taxes will be offered to the public at a tax sale set annually on the last Monday in September (September 26, 2016).

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 mail.  Please remember to claim every year.

On the homepage you will find an ONLINE SERVICES button which will provide you with the following options and instructions to:

  • 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 

Payment Options


  • Mail us a cheque or post-dated cheque to avoid a line up (please include roll # on cheque for reference). 
  • In person 
  • 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.