Multiple ways to pay your property taxes

May 27, 2024

Information Bulletin
For immediate release

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 2, 2024.

The District of Saanich encourages residents to use one of the payment methods below:

Online banking: Online banking is encouraged. You can 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 2, 2024, to avoid penalty. Make your cheque payable to District of Saanich.

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. Ensure payment is received in the drop box before midnight on July 2, 2024.

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. Dishonoured cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to penalty, interest, and a $20.00 service charge.

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.

Prepay your 2025 property taxes: Enrol in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan to have monthly property tax payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account.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. Prepayment interest is paid on the tax account credit balance as of April 30 each year.

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:
Saanich Communications