The Town of Osoyoos's Finance department is responsible for administering and processing the collection of property taxes within town limits. Property taxation is the single most important source of municipal revenue. Collected taxes fund operations, recreation facilities, development, road construction, and many other services. The collection of property taxes also includes revenues the Town collects on behalf of other agencies. For example, a portion of property tax collections is distributed to the Province for School Tax, Police Tax, BC Assessment, Municipal Finance Authority, Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen, and the Regional Hospital. The Town of Osoyoos Property Taxes also includes municipal utilities water, sewer, and garbage.
Property tax statements are mailed annually by the end of May. If you do not receive the tax statement by mid-June, please contact 250-495-6515 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Property taxes are due the first business day in July. This year, they are due July 4, 2022 by 4:30 pm.
10% penalty if not paid or grant not claimed by the due date. Postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment date.
Properties whose taxes have not been paid for 3 years are subject to tax sale.
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