Property tax notices should now be arriving in mailboxes.
The City of Nanaimo issued a press release last week advising that the notices have been sent out and payment is due July 4.
City property taxes are going up six per cent this year, and the city said that means an average household will pay an additional $204 in city taxes and user fees. The city also collects levies for the Regional District of Nanaimo, the hospital, schools and libraries, and for B.C. Assessment and the Municipal Finance Authority.
Property owners can pay their taxes in person at the city’s service and resource centre on Dunsmuir Street, drop off a cheque in a drop box at the same location, mail a cheque to the city, pay online through their financial institutions or set up a pre-authorized withdrawal plan with the city at www.nanaimo.ca/goto/paws.
A late-payment penalty of two per cent will be applied after July 4 and a penalty of 10 per cent will be applied after Aug. 31.