Penalties and Late Payments

Full payment of property taxes and eligible home owner grants are due by July 2, 2021. Unclaimed home owner grants are considered to be unpaid taxes and are subject to penalty.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the District of Saanich has adjusted payment methods and late penalties for property taxes. See our Fact Sheet [PDF - 107 KB] for more info. While the deadline for payment of taxes remains as July 2, 2021, there is a delayed and staggered implementation of the usual one time 10% penalty. 

The penalties are the same for all property assessment classes:

  • Penalty on taxes not received by July 2 will be 5% applied July 3.
  • Additional penalty on taxes not received by September 1 will be 5% applied September 2.

Payment Methods

The Municipal Hall is open to the public and in person payments will be available with limited capacity. We encourage you to use one 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.

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

Drive through drop off: A secure drive through drop off will be available at the parking lot entrance to the Municipal Hall at anticipated peak times. Payment by cheque only. 

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. Please practice safe physical distancing when using the drop box.

Through your financial institution: Contact your financial institution for their rules for paying bills on site.

Through your mortage company: Contact your financial institution to set this up.


If you have questions about payment methods or late penalties, please contact Property Tax at 250-475-5454 or

Home Owner Grant

Starting May 2021 you will apply for your home owner grant online or by phone with the Province. Municipalities are no longer accepting applications. Program eligibility is unchanged. In order to avoid penalties and interest, apply before the tax due date.

Learn more at: or phone 1-888-355-2700 to speak with an agent.

Tax Sale

Tax Sale is a public auction of properties within a municipality which have three years of outstanding property taxes.