Say goodbye to the clutter of paper bills! Make your life simpler by 
registering for electronic property tax notices here.

The tax rates are passed by Council in April every year when assessment figures are complete, and requisitions from other authorities are received.

Please note that it’s your responsibility as the property owner to contact us if you don’t receive your property tax notice in early June. Property Tax payments are due Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

Understanding your Property Tax notice

The City is responsible for determining only a portion of your total property taxes. The rest, about 40%, is determined by various external agencies and governments, including the Peace River Regional District, Schools (Province of BC), Regional Hospital, and BC Transit. The City of Fort St. John then forwards the collected amounts to those agencies.

Find out more about these agencies on their websites:

How is my tax payment spent?

Your property taxes play a vital role in supporting a wide range of programs and services that benefit our community. Here are some of the key areas where your tax dollars are invested:

  • Producing and supplying over 3 million cubic meters of clean, safe drinking water – for perspective, that is about 1,200 Olympic-sized swimming pools
  • Clearing snow from over 350 lane kilometres of roads, including placing over 7,000 tonnes of winter sand
  • Caring for over 642 acres of park space, 13 playgrounds, two cemeteries, and an off-leash dog park
  • Maintaining over 170 kilometres of sanitary sewers (to keep that… stuff flowing)
  • Responding to over 15,000 service calls to the Fire Department, RCMP and Bylaw Services
  • Operating over 15 municipally owned buildings, including the Pomeroy Sport Centre featuring 2 NHL-sized ice rinks, an indoor speed skating oval, and a walking track
  • Providing over 100 arts and cultural, recreation, and aquatic programs and events