Avoid the Line – Pay Utilities and Property Taxes by Sept. 30
Port Coquitlam property owners are reminded they have until September 30 to pay their 2020 utility bills and property taxes without penalty.
Earlier this year the City extended the deadlines for payments to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and will only charge a five per cent penalty on any unpaid balances after September 30, rather than the usual 10 percent.
Residents are encouraged to avoid the lines at City Hall and pay using the following options:
- Online or by phone through a financial institution using the nine-digit account number for taxes and five-digit account number for the utility bill.
- Mailing a cheque to City Hall – 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, V3C 2A8.
- At most banks or financial institutions.
- Using the secure drop box located at the front entrance doors of City Hall. Receipts will be mailed or emailed upon request.
Payments can also be made in person at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but there may be long line-ups due to the City implementing physical distancing and other COVID-safety measures.
The annual Home Owner Grant can also be claimed online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/e-hog by September 30. Instructions for paying taxes and claiming the Home Owner Grant online can be found at www.portcoquitlam.ca/taxes, along with more information about payment options. Payment details are also printed on the tax notice.
Other Available Supports:
- Delay of the tax sale until 2021 to provide distressed property owners an additional year to pay their delinquent property taxes.
- Sign up for the City’s convenient prepayment plan to start saving for next year’s utility and property tax bills by making manageable monthly payments. There are no administrative charges. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/prepayment for more information.
- Utility bill discounts are available for seniors and people with disabilities on a limited income who meet certain criteria. The application form is available at portcoquitlam.ca/utilities.
- Eligible property owners who are struggling financially can also apply to the provincial property tax deferment program at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment.
Reminder notices were mailed to property owners earlier this month. If you did not receive your notice or for any inquiries please contact the Port Coquitlam Revenue Services Office at 604-927-5425 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manager of Revenue & Collections
City of Port Coquitlam