Each year Port Moody homeowners must pay property taxes and this year's due date is July 2, 2020. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: To ease the financial burden faced by taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Port Moody has moved the penalty for late payment of property taxes from July 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020 and reduced the penalty from 10 per cent to 5 per cent. Penalties apply to all outstanding amounts, even unclaimed home owner grants.

Eligible residents should apply for a home owner grant by July 2, 2020, even if they are not paying their property taxes by the due date. Save time and claim your home owner grant.

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Access your tax information online

Register with MyPortMoody to receive paperless tax notices as soon as they're available, review your property tax information, and apply for the home owner grant online. Make sure you have your email address, account information number, and access code ready, which you can find on any of your past bills.

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Pay your property taxes

You can pay in the following ways:

By mail

Make your cheque payable to the City of Port moody and mail it to:

 

City Hall

100 Newport Drive

Port Moody, B.C. V3H 5C3

 

Make sure to send your payment well in advance. All payments must be received by the due date. Mail received after the due date will be subject to late penalties.

At your bank

You can pay your property taxes at your bank. Banks will not accept your Home Owner Grant. Please remember to submit your grant application annually.

Credit card

You can pay online using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Credit card transactions are subject to a non-refundable convenience fee of 1.95 per cent that is added to the total amount.

Telephone and internet banking

You can pay your taxes using your financial institution's telephone or internet banking services. To pay you will need to:

  • set the City of Port Moody as the payee. Search for "Port Moody Tax" when paying online.
  • enter the property folio number (without the dash) as your account number when making payments

The property folio number is located on the left side of your tax notice.

24-hour Finance Drop Box

You can drop off your cheque and grant in our secure “Finance” drop box located at the back of City Hall, 100 Newport Drive. 

In person at City Hall *limited hours*

Bring your bill and payment to Financial Services located on the main floor of City Hall at 100 Newport Drive. You can pay with cash, cheque, credit (with a 1.95% fee), or debit. We're open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and 1:30pm to 4:30pm, excluding holidays. 

 

Alternatively, you can drop off your payment outside of our regular hours by placing your payment in the “Finance” drop box located at the rear of City Hall.

Pre-paying your taxes

Ease the financial strain of paying your property taxes in one lump sum. By using our prepayment option, you can pay your taxes and utilities in nine equal installments throughout the year. There are three ways to pre-pay your property taxes:

Pre-authorized payment plan

You can set up pre-authorized payments by:

Monthly payments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 5th of the month from September to May.

Post-dated cheques

Drop off your post-dated cheques in the Finance drop box at the back of City Hall, 100 Newport Drive. By paying with post-dated cheques, you have the ability to:

  • select the date for each payment
  • determine the amount for each payment

You can vary the dates and amounts each month to better fit your personal budget.

Telephone or internet banking

Contact your bank or financial institution to schedule automated bill payments to your tax account. To set up telephone or internet banking, you will need to set your folio number (without the dash) as your account number. Your folio number is located on your tax bill.

If you are on the pre-payment plan and sell your property, it is your responsibility to contact us and cancel the pre-authorized payment plan. If you would like to make changes to your existing plan, please fill out and submit the Pre-payment plan change form

Home owner grant

The Government of British Columbia gives a home owner grant to eligible homeowners. For more information on eligibility and how to apply for the grant, visit the Government of British Columbia.

Claim your home owner grant

Home owner grants are available online from May 15 to December 31 for the current year.

When you buy a property, you become liable for all outstanding taxes. You can't claim the home owner grant on the property in the year you buy it if:

  • the seller paid the taxes in full and did not claim the grant; or
  • if you already claimed a grant on another property.

Property tax deferment program

Tax deferment is a low interest loan program that helps B.C. homeowners pay their property taxes. Applications for the property tax deferment program are now submitted online through eTaxBC. The City cannot accept paper applications. Learn more about the online application process at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment

Tax bill information

To understand your property value assessment and how your taxes are calculated, watch our video:

 View the 2020 mill rates.