1) Online Bill Payment
You can pay your taxes through your online banking system by setting the Village up as a Payee. Search for "Pemberton, The Village of (Taxes)" and select the property tax account. You will need to enter the roll number (without the decimal) from your tax notice to ensure that the payment is applied to your tax account. If your financial institution requires alpha-numeric account information, please use a "T" at the end of your roll number. Note: online payments may take 2-3 days to transfer to our account. We encourage you to arrange payment early to avoid penalty.
Remember you also need to submit your completed Home Owner Grant application directly to the Village of Pemberton, not to the bank.
2) Pay In-Person
Bring your tax notice and payment to the Village of Pemberton, located at 7400 Prospect Street. Our offices are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Acceptable payment methods include:
- Personal cheques - payable to Village of Pemberton
- Post dated personal cheques. Please note that dishonoured cheques constitute non-payment of taxes and will be subject to penalty, interest and a returned cheque fee.
- Money orders
- Bank drafts
3) 24-Hour Mail Slot
There is a secure mail slot located at the entrance to the Village Office. Feel free to drop your payment off at any time. Your payment must be received by midnight on the first business day following Canada Day.
4) Pay By Mail
Mailed payments must be received by the Village of Pemberton on or before the property tax deadline, to avoid penalty (postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment). Remember to submit your completed Home Owner Grant application, or apply online for the grant.
You may choose to pre-pay your taxes by providing the Village with monthly cheques post-dated for the 1st or the 15th of each month. No interest is paid on these payments. The Village does not currently offer a direct debit pre-authorized payment plan.
6) With Your Mortgage Payment
Your financial institution can pay your taxes on your behalf if you have made such an arrangement through your mortgage agreement. Contact your mortgage company for further information. Make sure to submit your completed Home Owner Grant directly to the Village of Pemberton. Your mortgage company will not complete your Home Owner Grant on your behalf.
7) Tax Deferment
If you are 55 or older, a surviving spouse or a person with a disability, you may be eligible for the Province of BC Property Tax Deferment program. The Province of BC also offers a Families with Children deferment program for taxpayers who meet specific criteria. For detailed information on the programs, visit the Property Tax Deferment program website.
8) Online with OptionPay
The Village of Pemberton is now accepting ONLINE credit card payments using OptionPay - a third party software provider. For a small fee, OptionPay provides the community with another convenient method of paying for taxes, utilities, municipal tickets and more. OptionPay uses a tiered fees schedule to collect a load fee on each transaction. For more information on the OptionPay service, click here.
A 10% penalty will be applied to any unpaid current balance after the due date.
Property taxes are one of the Village's biggest revenue sources and are critical to the health and liveability of our Village.
Tax dollars help pay for many of our essential services, such as police, fire fighting, and emergency rescue.
We also rely on property tax revenues to build stronger communities. Your property taxes payments are collected not only for municipal purposes such as to help us fund our community centre, recreation, parks, roads, snow clearing, and much more, but are also collected on behalf of other government agencies.