Any payments received at the Saanich Municipal Hall after July 4, 2023 will be subject to penalty, including payments made by mail, drop box, and bank payment.
We encourage you to use one of the payment methods below:
Online banking: Pay through your financial institution’s online banking system. Check their local cut-off time to ensure payment is received by the due date.
- LOG ON to your financial institution to add a payee.
- SEARCH for Saanich and select “District of Saanich - taxes” or “Saanich tax”
- USE THE NINE DIGIT FOLIO NUMBER on the front of your Property Tax Notice as the account number (no dashes).
- MAKE PAYMENT prior to your bank’s local daily cutoff time. Retain receipt for proof of payment. Payment made to the wrong municipality will result in a penalty if not corrected before the due date.
In person at the Municipal Hall: Open Mon–Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your Tax Notice and payment to the Municipal Hall.
You can pay by (credit cards are not accepted):
- Debit: Check with your card provider to see if you have a daily limit.
- Cheque: Make cheque payable to District of Saanich. Dishonoured cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to penalty, interest and a $20.00 service charge.
Drop box: There is a secure slot at the entrance of the Municipal Hall. Access this entrance off of the parking lot. The drop box is available 24/7 for non-cash payments.
By Mail: Mail your cheque and bottom portion of your tax notice to 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 2W7. Make your cheque payable to District of Saanich.
Visit your bank: Make sure to get proof of on-time payment (with date and time). Please contact your financial institution for hours of operation and local cut-off times.
Through your mortgage company: Contact your financial institution for more information.
Pre-pay your 2024 property taxes: Enrol in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan to have monthly property tax payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account.
To sign up for the plan, complete the Pre-authorized Application form and return it to our office with a VOID cheque.
See our fact sheet for more information.
Penalties and Late Payments
Full payment of property taxes and eligible home owner grants are due by July 4, 2023. Unclaimed home owner grants are considered to be unpaid taxes and are subject to penalty.
The penalties are the same for all property assessment classes:
- After July 4, 2023 a 5% penalty will be applied to all assessment classes on the remaining unpaid current balance.
- After September 1, 2023 an additional 5% penalty will be applied on the remaining unpaid current balance.
Home Owner Grant
Municipalities do not accept home owner grant applications. Apply online or by phone with the Province before the tax due date indicated on your municipal property tax notice. Program eligibility is unchanged. In order to avoid penalties and interest, apply before the tax due date.
Learn more at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or phone 1-888-355-2700.
Property Tax Deferment
Municipalities do not accept property tax deferment applications. Apply for or renew your property tax deferment with the Province before the tax due date noted on your municipal property tax notice.
To avoid penalties and interest, apply before the tax due date indicated on your tax notice.
Learn more at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment .