Property Taxes & Utilities
2014 Utility Billing and Vadim Software
Citizens of the District of Lillooet have received their utility bills for 2014. With the district wide municipal software conversion to Vadim Software the public will see some changes in their utility billing.
A very important change to note is in the account numbers.
Previously account numbers were ten digits in length. The new numbers have a 3digit- 7digit-3digit format. All persons making payment via Online or Telephone Banking should pay particular attention to this change and verify all details of their payment before making their online confirmation.
The physical format of the bills will change slightly. The remittance portion will be found at the top versus the bottom as in previous years. Pre-Authorized payment amounts for those on a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAP) will show on the bottom right- hand side of the form under the “Account Balance” line. Utility fees must be paid in full to continue with the prepayment plan. If your “Account Balance” shows an amount owing please forward payment for this amount by the due date.
The Seniors Discount form will also move to the top-reverse of the form. If you are 65 years of age or turn 65 years of age during 2014 and if you qualify for the Additional Home Owner Grant for property tax purposes you are eligible for a 10 % Seniors Discount.
Please complete the form above and return it:
-In person to: the Municipal Office at 615 Main Street
-By mail to: District of Lillooet PO Box 610, Lillooet BC, V0K 1V0.
-If you complete your payment online, through your chartered bank’s online payments please submit the form only to the District as per above.
-Unfortunately online payments though the District of Lillooet’s website are not available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working towards having this payment option working in future.
2014 Water, Sewer and Garbage Collection user fees. If these services are not offered to you by the District, you will not be invoiced for them. These fees will NOT be included on the Property Tax notice and are billed separately on this Annual Utilities Invoice.
2014 Utility Flat User fees for a typical single family household in the District of Lillooet will be:
Garbage Collection 215.00
PAYMENT WILL BE DUE BY 4:30 PM JUNE 3, 2014.
Any outstanding amounts after 4:30 pm June 3, 2014 will be subject to a 10% penalty.
Any outstanding amounts after 4:30 pm December 31, 2014 will become taxes in arrears and accrue daily interest charges of .0164% (6% annually).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Annual Utilities Invoice please do not hesitate to contact us:
We are available: M-F 8:30am – 12noon and 1- 4:30pm
Phone: (250) 256-4289
The Property Tax Due Date is 4:30 p.m. on July 2nd, 2014. Late Payments will receive a 10% penalty on any outstanding balance - including any unclaimed Provincial Home Owner Grant. Post Marks are not accepted.
Utility fees are billed separately from property taxes. The Utility Notices are mailed at the end of April. Any outstanding utility fees as of December 31 will transfer to property taxes in arrears and will accrue daily interest charges.
Ways to Pay Your Property Taxes
Pay by Mail
Consider mailing a post-dated cheque for the due date. Make the cheque payable to the District of Lillooet and mail it to: Box 610, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0. Don’t forget to claim your Home Owner’s Grant if applicable.
Pay in Person
Bring your payment and your Home Owner Grant if applicable, to the Municipal Hall at 615 Main Street.
Pay by Phone or Online Banking
Phone or online banking can now be used for property tax payments at the following institutions:
Interior Saving Credit Union
Bank of Montreal
TD Canada Trust
Your Roll Number from your tax notice is your account number. We are listed as “Lillooet (District of) Taxes” or “Lillooet (Municipality of) Taxes”.
Pay from the Virtual Municipality
Unfortunately online payments though the District of Lillooet’s website are not available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working towards having this payment option working in future.
On Line Home Owner Grant
Unfortunately eHOG is not available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working towards having this online option working in future.
If you have moved or your mailing address has changed, please contact the municipal hall with your new address information as soon as possible. You can call, write, or email us with the information. Prompt notification of address changes will ensure that important notices will get to you without delay.
Provincial Home Owner Grant
Residential property owners who occupy their homes as a principal residence, may be entitled to a Home Owner's Grant of up to $770 for applicants under 65 years of age, and up to $1045 for those over age 65 or those that meet certain other criteria.
Homeowner grant forms are attached to your annual tax notice. If you are eligible, please fill out and sign the grant application, and turn it in to the municipal hall. This application must be completed each and every year that you are eligible.
Pre-Payment of Property Taxes & Utilities
Pre-authorized payment is an assured method of paying your taxes and or utilities in advance. Simple interest will be paid on your balance at the CIBC prime rate less 3%. The interest is presently considered a tax discount by Revenue Canada and is tax free to those property owners on the Prepayment Plan.
When you join the Prepayment Plan, your monthly installment will be automatically deducted from your bank account from August to May of each year until you cancel your participation in the Plan.
BC Property Tax Deferment Program
The Province of BC has three property tax assistance programs that allow you to defer your annual property taxes on your home if you meet certain criteria as per the following Property Tax Deferment programs:
55 and older, surviving spouse, Person with Disability
Families with Children
For detailed information, visit their website by clicking on the following link: Property Tax Deferment Program
Contact the Director of Finance at the Municipal Hall for more information or an application form.
Telephone: 250-256-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org