Property taxes are due on Thursday July 2, 2020.
Property tax notices will be mailed to all property owners the last week of May or the first week of June. As of Thursday July 2, 2020, a 10% penalty will be applied to all outstanding current year property taxes.
To claim your Homeowners Grant online CLICK HERE.
Social Distancing & Patience
The District will be establishing tax payment services that respect the safety of residents and staff – social distancing parameters will be adhered to. The number of residents in the reception area will be limited, so you may be asked to wait outside until permitted in. In consideration of this, please dress accordingly and allow some extra time for tax payment processing. As updates continue to unfold, the information noted here is subject to change.
Preferred Ways To Pay
While several different payment options are available, the District encourages a touchless approach, whenever possible. Residents are encouraged to make a payment online or mail/drop off a cheque.
The District of Sooke office is open Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash, cheque and interact payments are accepted. The Municipal office will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 23, Thursday June 25 and Thursday July 2 for homeowners to make their tax payments. Please note that the Municipal office will be closed on Wednesday July 1st for the Canada Day stat.
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 2, 2020. Dishonoured cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to penalty, interest and a $35.00 service charge.
Payment by mail:
Payment (in Canadian dollars) and/or completed home owner grant application must be received at the Municipal Hall by July 2, 2020. Mail early to avoid penalty. Mail lost or delayed by the post office will be subject to penalty.
Payment at Financial Institution:
Pay online if your financial institution offers this service. Enter your folio number, minus the decimal, as your account number.
Should you choose to use this option of payment, your Home Owner Grant application must be received by July 2, 2020 or prior to avoid penalty. Home Owner Grant applications can be completed online or delivered to the Municipal Hall before July 2, 2020 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 2, 2020 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 27, 2021 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 28, 2020 unless the delinquent taxes with interest are paid.
Interest on arrears and delinquent taxes is charged from January 1, 2021 to the date of payment. Please call the Municipal Hall at 250-642-1634 for the actual amount of interest owing.