Pay Property Taxes by July 4 to Avoid Penalties
Port Coquitlam property owners must pay their property taxes by July 4, but they don’t have to wait in line to do so.
By now all properties should have received their 2017 tax notices, which include information about how to pay property taxes and claim the Home Owner Grant online to avoid the long lineups at City Hall. A five per cent penalty will be levied for any property taxes not paid by July 4.
The city encourages taxpayers to save time and skip the line by taking advantage of online banking or other payment methods, such as: mailing or dropping off a post-dated cheque or money order, paying at the bank, or signing up for the City’s monthly pre-payment plan (www.portcoquitlam.ca/prepayment).
Paying taxes through online banking is quick and easy:
- Log in, go to the payments area and add “Port Coquitlam Tax” as a payee. Enter your folio number as your account number, with no dashes or spaces. (If your bank requires a 12-digit number, add 224 to the beginning of your folio number with no dashes or spaces.)
- Go to the bill payment area. Enter the amount due and the payment date, confirm the details and then submit. (Please note that online payments may be dated the following business day. This year’s suggested payment date is June 30 to ensure the deadline is met.)
- Save or print out the confirmation page or record the confirmation number for your files. This is your proof your payment was processed.
Residents are advised that penalties will be applied if their financial institution rejects payment, or if payment is received after the due date from their financial institution.
The City of Port Coquitlam is advising residents who have not received their tax notice by mail yet to immediately contact the Tax Office at 604-927-5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a notice. Property owners can also sign up for MyPortCoquitlam at www.portcoquitlam.ca/online to view and manage their city tax and utility bills online.
The annual Home Owner Grant may also be claimed online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/e-hog. Simply follow the prompts to complete the application, using the folio number and access code from your tax notice. Then save or print the confirmation for your records.
Step-by-step 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 in the tax notice.
The Tax Office at City Hall will be open extended hours starting Monday, June 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Tuesday, July 4 for residents that want to pay their taxes in person.
Manager of Revenue & Collections
City of Port Coquitlam