Property Taxes


For the year 2019, the tax due date was July 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  On July 3, a 5% penalty was added to all outstanding amounts including Home Owner Grants (HOG).  Reminder notices will be mailed out at the end of July to those property owners who have 2019 outstanding taxes.

Please note that as of 4:00 pm September 1, 2019, an additional 5% penalty will be added to outstanding current (2019)

To ensure your payment is applied to your account by 4:00 pm on September 1, please send your payment several days prior to that date.  If dropping off, the District Office is located at 1980 Millstream Road.  We accept cash, cheque or debit.  After hours, cheques can be dropped in our secure mailbox located at the front door (no cash please).  You can also add "HIGHLANDS, DIST - TAXES" to your online banking as a bill payment with your account number being your 11-digit roll number (ie.  36215999000).  Do not include spaces or decimal in your account number.

For access to your account balance 24/7, you can REGISTER through our ONLINE SERVICES button on the homepage of our website.  Should you require assistance, the District Office phone number is 250-474-1773



(Office Closed Monday, July 1st in lieu of Canada Day)

Regular Office Hours 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Tax notices have been mailed out.
  • Unpaid 2019 Property Taxes, including the unclaimed Home Owner Grant portion, are subject to penalties as follows:  5% penalty after July 2, 2019 and an additional 5% after September 1, 2019.  Unpaid Arrears & Delinquent taxes are subject to daily interest set by the Province.
  • TAX SALE - see this webpage for information.  Any property with outstanding delinquent (2017) taxes will be offered to the public at a tax sale set annually on the last Monday in September (September 30, 2019).

HOME OWNER GRANT must be claimed every year
Banks no longer accept HOG claims, therefore, the District of Highlands provides the following options:

  • ONLINE SERVICES on the District's website
  • At the District Office 1980 Millstream Road (off Hanington) during office hours
  • In secure drop box in front door of the District Office (no CASH please)
  • Mailed to the full mailing address on the front of your tax notice

When visiting the District's website, click the ONLINE SERVICES button, you will find the following options and instructions:

  • CLAIMING YOUR HOG ONLINE (through District's website) 
  • VIEWING YOUR TAX ACCOUNT (you must register to safeguard your personal information) 
  • PAYING YOUR TAXES (what you will need to know to pay through YOUR Financial Institution’s website) 
  • PRE-AUTHORIZED PAYMENT PLAN  (program runs Aug 10 to May 10) 

Payment Options


  • Mail us a cheque or post-dated cheque to avoid a line up (please include roll # on cheque for reference). 
  • In person 1980 Millstream Road (off Hanington) Office Hours:  8:30am to 4:00pm
  • After hours:  secure drop box at front door (no cash please)
  • We DO accept cash, cheque, debit/interact  (know your transaction limit)
  • We DO NOT accept credit cards 
  • You may also pay your taxes via internet banking through YOUR Financial Institution’s website: “Highlands, Dist (BC)-Taxes” is now set up as a Payee at chartered banks and most credit unions.