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Property Taxes

Click Here to Claim your Online Homeowner Grant

Pay your property taxes and apply for the Homeowner Grant before July 4, 2017 to avoid a penalty.

If you're paying online or at the bank please pay 2 to 3 days ahead of the deadline. 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.

 

Internet banking for Property Taxes - Search for "Merritt" (property taxes) as a payee and use your roll number found on your tax notice as the account number. Through your bank you can set up reoccurring monthly bill payments or make your final payment. 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.

Internet banking for paying Utilities - Search for "Merritt" (property taxes) as a payee and use your 4 digit account number found on your utility invoice as the account number. Drop the 3 zeros ahead and behind. For example if your account number is 000 07019 000 use 7019 as your 4 digits.  Through your bank you can set up reoccurring monthly bill payments or make your final payment. The 4 digit number will indicate that the payment is for utilities. 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.

Home Owner Grant online! CLICK HERE to CLAIM YOUR GRANT (Grants will be ready after May 24) you will need your roll number and access code from your property tax notice. Don't forget to claim the Home Owner Grant if you qualify. If you’re over the age of 65 don’t forget to include your birthdate to receive the higher grant amount.

Monthly – Through your online banking; setup of City of Merritt Property Taxes as a reoccurring monthly payment. Remember to submit your final payment at tax time, and claim your Home Owner Grant if eligible.

Telephone Banking - Follow telephone banking procedures for your financial institution. Make a payment to your property tax roll number(do not include decimal).

Drop off Payment at Drop Box - Drop box is located at the right side of City Hall. Remember to write your tax roll number and civic address on your cheque.

Pay by Mail - Send a payment and the Home Owner Grant application  (if applicable) to the City of Merritt , Attention: Property Tax at 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. Please ensure payment and grant is completed in full before seeing cashiers.

Pay at your Financial Institution - Use your original current tax notice to make payment. Reprints of tax notices will not be accepted at financial institutions.  The City of Merritt is not responsible for errors made by financial institutions.  Please note that banks will not accept the Home Owner Grant. Not all banks will accept City of Merritt bill payments so please follow up with your financial institution to find out more. Owners are responsible to ensure that payment of their annual property taxes is received at City Hall by the due date to avoid penalty. 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.

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.

City of Merritt Property Taxes are due by 4:30 PM on July 4, 2017.

For more information email: propertytax@merritt.ca or call: (250) 250-378-4224

Click here for access to our online tax certificates.