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Payment Options

City of Merritt 2019 Property Taxes are due by 4:30 PM on July 2, 2019.

If you're paying online or at the bank please pay 3 to 4 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" (Taxes) as a payee and use your 11 digit 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" (Utilities) as a payee and use your 11 digit account number found on your utility invoice 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.

Monthly – You can setup City of Merritt Property Taxes or Utilities as a reoccurring monthly payment through your online banking.  Contact City Hall at 250-378-4224 (email:  finance@merritt.ca) to check your tax and utility account balances prior to the tax deadline and utility discount deadline.

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. Remember to write your tax roll number or utility account number on your cheque.

Pay by Mail - Send a payment along with your 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 tax roll number or utility account number on your 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 us 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 cheque payable to the City of Merritt. City Hall hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 

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 application. 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 online or returned to City Hall by the due date.  Your bank will retain a portion of your mortgage payment to be allocated to property taxes.  The bank will forward to the City of Merritt the outstanding balance of your taxes, 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 each year.