Penalties and Late Payments

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: 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.

Payment Methods

There are many ways to pay your property taxes, which are due by July 4, 2023. 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.

Please add District of Saanich or Saanich Tax as the payee and use your folio/roll number without the dashes as an account numberuse 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 the bottom portion of your tax notice to 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 2W7. Payment must be received by July 4, 2023 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. Public access 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 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.

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

Home Owner Grant

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.