Property taxes are due on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Property tax notices will be mailed to all property owners the last week of May or the first week of June. As of July 5, 2016, a 10% penalty will be applied to all outstanding current year property taxes.
To claim your Homeowners Grant online CLICK HERE.
The District of Sooke office is open Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Cash, cheque and interact payments are accepted.
After Hours Drop-off:
A drop box is available for non-cash payments. It is conveniently located at the entrance to the municipal hall.
Payment by cheque:
Please make your cheque payable to the DISTRICT OF SOOKE. Cheques may be postdated to July 4, 2016. Dishonoured cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to penalty, interest and a $35.00 service charge.
Payment by mail:
You may mail your cheque to 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2. Payments by mail must be received by 4:30 pm on July 4, 2016.
Payment at Financial Institution:
Pay in person at most chartered banks and credit unions in BC. You may pay by phone or use online banking if your financial institution offers these services. Should you choose to use these options of payment, your Home Owner Grant application must be received by July 4, 2016 or prior to avoid penalty. Home Owner Grant applications can be completed online or delivered to the Municipal Hall before July 4, 2016 to avoid penalty.
Payment by Mortgage Company:
Your mortgage company will show on your tax notice and they will receive your tax information directly from the District of Sooke. If you are eligible for the home owner grant you are still required to submit your application directly to the District of Sooke on or before July 4, 2016 to avoid penalty.
Taxes in Arrears:
Taxes in arrears (balance from last calendar year) are subject to interest under Provincial legislation. Properties with taxes in arrears will be sold on September 25, 2017 unless the taxes in arrear with interest are paid.
Taxes that are delinquent are subject to interest under Provincial Legislation. Properties with delinquent taxes will be sold on September 26, 2016 unless the delinquent taxes with interest are paid.
Interest on arrears and delinquent taxes is charged from January 1, 2016 to the date of payment. Please call the Municipal Hall at 250-642-1634 for the actual amount of interest owing.