Understanding Your Provincial Tax Notice

qathet, BC – qathet Regional District property owners will soon be receiving their Property Tax Notices from the Province.


The Province collects taxes on behalf of regional districts. The qathet Regional District (qRD) receives a lump sum payment from the Province in August of each year for the services it provides. More information about qRD property taxes can be found at: qathet.ca/finance.


It is important to understand that changes in property assessments do not automatically translate into a similar change in property taxes. If your assessment percentage increase is the same as the average residential increase in your electoral area, then the qRD’s portion of your property taxes will likely rise only by the amount of the tax increase set by the Board. More information about property assessments can be found at: info.bcassessment.ca/Services-products/your-assessment-notice.


In May, after receiving your property tax notice, eligible residents should apply online for the homeowner grant on the BC Government website. Homeowners with more complex situations can get help by phone at 1 800 663-7867 or from a ServiceBC Centre. Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply. Homeowners may also be eligible for property tax deferment if 55 or older or financially supporting a dependent child.


The Province of BC homeowner grant for 2024 for eligible properties in northern or rural areas (outside Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Capital Regional districts) is as follows:

  • Up to $770 for the basic homeowner grant.
  • Up to $1,045 where the homeowner is 65 years or older or the homeowner is a person with a disability.


More information about homeowner grants, the provincial tax deferment program, and other general property taxation information can be found at: gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax


About the qathet Regional District:

The qathet Regional District serves the rural areas from Lund to sḵelhp (Saltery Bay), the City of Powell River, Texada Island, Savary Island, and Lasqueti Island. The qRD provides some services, through contract, to Tla’amin Nation. To learn more please visit qathet.ca.




Linda Greenan, Manager of Financial Services

#202 – 4675 Marine Avenue

Powell River, BC  V8A 2L2

P: 604∙485∙2260 | E: administration@qathet.ca