Learn more about Property Taxes, Your Tax Notice, and Ways to Pay
Each year, the Municipality, Regional District, Provincial School and Police, BC Assessment Authority and other government agencies require revenue for the services they provide to the residents of Pemberton.
Each government agency with taxing authority sets a budget for the amount of tax revenue it requires. Tax rates vary among property classifications and are calculated by dividing the budget needs of the agency by its assessment base. The appropriate tax rate is then applied to individual property assessments, and the tax levy is calculated. For further information on the where your tax dollars go, see About Property Taxes.
The municipality also collects levies for funds that are distributed by Council through grants to local non-for-profit organizations. On the Tax Notice, there is a separate tax levy for the Capital Reserves Tax and the Community Enhancement Fund (Community Enhancement Levy).