Multiple ways to pay your taxes

May 29, 2023

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Multiple ways to pay your taxes

Saanich, BC – Property tax notices are in the mail and residents can expect to receive their tax notice by early June. Property taxes are due by July 4, 2023.

The District of Saanich encourages residents to use one of the online, mail or drop off options for payment by the July 4 due date. 

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, 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, for non-cash payments.

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.

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 your cheque payable to District of Saanich.

Through your financial institution: 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.

Prepay your 2024 property taxes: Enrol in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan to have monthly property tax payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account. If you are already enrolled in the plan, there is no need to re-apply.

Home Owner Grant

Apply for your home owner grant with the province online at or by phone at 1-888-355-2700. To avoid penalties and interest, apply before the tax due date.

Learn more

Visit our website for more information or contact Saanich’s property tax staff at 250-475-5454 or, if you have questions about payment methods, late penalties or have not received your property tax notice.


Media contact:
Paul Arslan
Director of Finance