Tax Rates

Tax rates determine how much property tax you pay, based on the assessed value of your property. The tax rate applies to each $1,000 of assessed value. BC Assessment generates property assessments for all properties in B.C. every January.

District of Saanich General Tax Rate

Saanich Council sets the tax rates after it adopts the annual budget each year. The budget sets out how much total tax revenue needs to be raised.

Other taxing authorities

In addition to municipal taxes, Saanich collects funds for:

  • BC Government (School Districts)
  • Capital Regional District
  • Capital Regional Hospital District
  • BC Assessment
  • BC Transit
  • Municipal Finance Authority

These tax rates are established by each agency. Saanich collects the funds and passes them on.

Different tax rates are set for each property class.

View the 2017 Tax Rates [PDF - 14 KB]

Claim your Home Owner Grant

Remember to apply for your Home Owner Grant each year if eligible. We must receive all Home Owner Grant applications on or before the tax due date to avoid penalty.  Read more about claiming your Home Owner Grant.

Claim the grant online.