Property Taxes are the City of Prince George's main revenue source with which to provide valuable services to residents. Tax bills are mailed out at the end of May and due on the first Friday in July unless July 1 falls on a Friday, in which case taxes will be due the following Friday.
Property tax collection also includes revenue the City collects on behalf of other agencies. For example, a portion of property tax collections are distributed to the Province for School Tax, BC Assessment, the Municipal Finance Authority, and the Regional District of Fraser Fort George.
Home owners may also apply for the Provincial Home Owner Grant that helps reduce the amount of residential property taxes they pay on their primary residence.
Learn more about property taxes and how to claim a home owner grant
The City provides water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. These utilities charges are billed separately from property taxes. Flat rate bills are billed twice a year and are typically due at the end of March and at the end of September. Metered accounts are billed quarterly. These fees support operating costs as well as the replacement of aging infrastructure.
Learn more about Utilities Billing
A pre-payment plan is available for both property taxes and utilities accounts. Residents may complete an application form and submit it in person at City Hall's Service Centre:
City Hall Service Centre
1100 Patricia Boulevard
Prince George, BC V2L 3V9
Remember to provide a void cheque, direct deposit form, or a counter cheque.
Download the Pre-Authorised Monthly Payment Plan form [PDF]
Change Banking Information or Cancel a Pre-Payment Plan
To change banking information or to cancel a pre-payment plan, fill out the pre-payment plan change form (either as a downloadable PDF or through a web form), print the document, and submit it in person at the City Hall Service Centre.
Change in Mailing Address
For mailing address changes to property taxes or utilities accounts, complete the mailing address change online form (either as a downloadable PDF or through a web form)or mailing address change editable PDF and submit it in person at the City Hall Service Centre.
How it Works
Monthly pre-payments will be withdrawn from the provided account on the 30th day of each month starting in July and ending in May (February withdrawals will be on the 28th day). An annual tax notice is mailed to residents at the end of May each year and will show the current year’s taxes, less the total pre-payments and interest earned.
The balance owing will automatically be withdrawn on June 30. Residents who are eligible for the provincial home owner grant will need to apply for the grant by the tax due date to avoid penalties. All outstanding property taxes must be paid in full prior to joining the pre-payment plan.
Monthly Payment Calculation
The payment amount is calculated using estimated taxes based on the previous year’s net tax payable for the property, divided into 11 equal payments (July 30 to May 30). Residents who join the pre-payment plan after July 30 will have their the estimated taxes divided by the remaining number of months up to and including the May 30 payment. Once on the pre-payment plan, monthly payment amounts towards the next year’s taxes will be stated on the annual tax notice and will commence July 30.
Interest is earned on payments applied to property taxes each month until May 30. Simple interest at three (3) per cent below the lending prime rate is calculated monthly and applied to the tax pre-payment folio for the property. Any pre-payment that is withdrawn for any purpose other than the payment of City of Prince George property taxes shall not earn interest.