Property Taxes

Province of British Columbia resources:

During the month of May, you will receive your property tax notice. If you are a rural property owner in the SLRD, your tax notice is sent to you from the Surveyor of Taxes in Victoria. In accordance with the Local Government Act, Regional Districts do not collect taxes directly from the taxpayer. Instead, the Province and the member municipalities collect taxes for Regional District purposes (District of Lillooet, Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler, and District of Squamish).

Questions about your Tax Notice?

If the property is located within one of the SLRD's four electoral areas, contact:

Surveyor of Taxes
Mailing Address: PO Box 9446 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC  V8W 9V6
Courier Address: 1802 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC  V8T 4K6
Toll Free in BC: 1-888-355-2700
Direct Telephone: (250) 387-0555
Fax: (250) 387-2210

Questions about an SLRD Service?

If you have questions regarding a particular SLRD Service noted on your Tax Notice, please contact that SLRD department.

If the property is within a member municipality, please contact your municipal office:

Questions about your Property Assessment?

Please contact the BC Assessment Authority 

  • Lillooet Rural (Electoral Areas A and B, not within District of Lillooet boundaries) 
    • 805 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops, BC  V2B 3X3
    • Telephone: 1-866-825-8322
    • Fax: (250) 376-4032
    • Secure Contact Form
  • Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton Rural (Electoral Areas C and D, not within municipal boundaries)

BC Assessment also has a great YouTube channel, where you can find a range of short but informative videos including:

Assessment vs. Parcel Tax

How do local governments determine each person’s share of the tax burden? 

In the local government context, we must work within senior governments’ restrictions and legislation. It is important to note that the SLRD’s taxation is based on collecting tax dollars for a specific purpose with no general revenue fund to redistribute wealth. We are authorized to use the following four taxation regimes:

  1. User fees
  2. Parcel taxes
  3. Taxes based on the assessed value of land and improvements.
  4. A combination of these items.

To determine which method of taxation the SLRD should use, the Board needs to take into consideration whether the political body wants to use direct methods, wealth redistribution methods, or a combination of these tax methods.

More information regarding Property Taxes can be found on the Ministry of Small Business and Revenue website. 

Apply Online for the Rural Home Owner Grant

Rural Property Tax Online Calculator 

Enter the assessed value, property class, and jurisdiction your property is in (property within SLRD is either 729 – Lillooet Rural, or 748 – Squamish Rural) and press enter. Then click on the appropriate boxes for each service/classification that applies and press calculate. 

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