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2016 Property Tax Notices Have Been Mailed

Property Tax Notices have been mailed out on Tuesday May 24, 2016. If you have not received your Tax Notice by May 27 please contact City Hall to have a notice printed. This year property taxes are due on July 4, 2016. For general City of Merritt property tax inquiries please call 250-378-4224.

Payments made after July 4th of the current tax year will have a late penalty of 10% applied.

For Change of Address

My mailing address has changed.  Will you change my address so that future tax notices are mailed to my new address?
Notify BC Assessment directly to change your mailing address. Visit BC Assessment Change of Address Notification, call 1-866-825-8322. You will need your roll number, assessment area number and jurisdiction area number in order to make an address change.

Roll number: This number can be found at the top right of your property tax notice. However, if you do not have your tax notice handy, the roll number can also be found using our Property Tax and Assessment Query online service tool.
Jurisdiction: The Merritt jurisdiction number is 451.

If submitting in writing: Include the roll number of the property, previous mailing address, new mailing address, your printed name and signature. Important:  This refers to change in mailing address only.  If a taxpayer no longer owns a specific property, the change in ownership will be picked up when BC Assessment is provided information from the Land Titles office.

Note:  BC Assessment will register an address change in the City of Merritt’s Property Tax system monthly.

I just got a tax notice for a house I sold.  What should I do?

If possible, please give it to the new owner, or return to us with a note that you sold the property.

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