Property Taxes

When you own, lease or gain an interest in a property (e.g. land, home, etc.) located in B.C. you must pay property taxes.

Speculation & Vacancy Tax

The speculation and vacancy tax is designed to prevent housing speculation and help turn vacant and underutilized properties into homes for people who live and work in B.C. The tax is a part of the B.C. government’s 30-Point Plan to address the housing crisis and help make life more affordable for people.

Update Your Information

If your address, name or the owners of your property change, you’re responsible for updating your municipality, the province and other offices.

Glossary & FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions and other information to help you understand the meaning of terms used in property taxes.