Paying Your Taxes

There are many ways to pay your property taxes, which are due by July 4, 2022. We encourage you to use of the payment methods listed 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.

Please add District of Saanich or Saanich Tax as the payee and use your folio/roll number without the dashes as an account number. If you have purchased a new property, please ensure you update your folio/roll number with your online banking. Payment made to the wrong municipality will result in a penalty.

By Mail: Mail your cheque and bottom portion of your tax notice to 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 2W7. Payment must be received by July 4, 2022 to avoid penalty. Make your cheque payable to District of Saanich.

Drop box: There’s a secure slot at the entrance of the Municipal Hall near the parking lot. The slot is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment by cheque only.

In person at the Municipal Hall:  Bring your tax notice and payment to the Municipal Hall between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Public access is via the parking lot entrance of the Municipal Hall.

You can pay by (credit cards are not accepted):

  • Cash
  • 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.

Through your financial institution: Make sure to get proof of on-time payment. 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 2023 property taxes:  To sign up for the plan, complete the Pre-authorized Application [PDF - 156 KB] form and return it to our office with a VOID cheque.

See our fact sheet [PDF - 94 KB] for more info.

Penalties and Late Payments

Full payment of property taxes and eligible home owner grants are due by July 4, 2022. 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, 2022 a 5% penalty will be applied to all assessment classes on the remaining unpaid current balance.
  • After September 1, 2022 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 .