Online Banking - To pay your property taxes or utilities through internet banking - Search for "Merritt" (property taxes) as a payee and use your roll number found on your tax notice as the account number (for property taxes) and the four digit account number (for utility payments). Please note that you do not need to include the 451 at the beginning of the roll number and do not include the decimal. Through your bank you can set up reoccurring monthly bill payments or make your final payment. The financial institutions that accept City of Merritt property tax and utility payments are Royal Bank of Canada, Scotia Bank, Interior Savings Credit Union and CIBC. As some banking institutions hold payments before forwarding them to the City of Merritt or are located in different time zones, avoid the risk of a penalty being applied by paying online a few days before the deadline. Please note it can take up to 3 business days for payment to be received by the City of Merritt.
Telephone Banking - Follow telephone banking procedures for your financial institution.
Drop off Payment at Drop Box - Drop box is located at the right side of City Hall.
Pay by Mail - Send a payment (and the Home Owner Grant application, if applicable) to the City of Merritt , 2185 Voght Street, Box 189, Merritt, BC, V1K1B8. Please write the roll number on cheque and ensure that the cheque is payable to the City of Merritt. Post-dated cheques are accepted. Mail lost or delayed by the post office will be assessed with a penalty if late, as the postmark will not be considered as the date of payment. Mail in a post-dated cheque early to avoid penalties. In the event of a postal disruption, please utilize alternative payment methods to ensure that payment is received by the due date.
Pay in Person at City Hall - Methods of payment accepted are cash, debit card, money order, or post-dated cheques payable to City of Merritt. City Hall hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Mortgage Company – If your taxes are paid by a mortgage company the Home Owner Grant (if applicable) must still be completed and returned to City Hall by the due date. A portion of the mortgage payment is allocated for property taxes, and is forwarded to City of Merritt, taking into consideration your home owner grant if eligible. The City of Merritt is not responsible for errors made by mortgage providers. Please ensure that your mortgage provider is aware if you are claiming the grant or not each year.
The City of Merritt does not accept Credit Cards for Property Taxes or Utilities due to the additional fees associated with them.