Deadline approaching to pay 2020 City of Vernon property taxes without penalty

September 22, 2020
News

The City of Vernon would like to remind property owners that September 30 is the final day to pay their 2020 property taxes without penalty.

As of October 1, a 10% penalty will be applied to unpaid current taxes.

City of Vernon property taxes were due July 2; however, in response to the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council extended the penalty deadline to the end of September, to provide property owners more time to pay their taxes this year, if they needed it.

“In addition to payment, homeowners will need to submit a properly completed Home Owner Grant (eHOG) by September 30, if it’s applicable,” said Terry Martens, Manager, Financial Operations. “These grant forms can be completed on the City’s website, or through our free, secure, self-serve portal called MyCity.”

Setting up a MyCity account is quick and easy, and also provides 24/7 access to a digital copy of your Property Tax Notice, utility bills, business license accounts, and more.

To help practice physical distancing and reduce physical contact, there are several ways you can pay your taxes without having to stop by the City Hall cashier station, including:

  • Online through your financial institution;
  • By cheque through the mail; or
  • By using the drop box at the front entrance to City Hall.

Please note that postmarks on mailed remittances will not be considered as date of payment.

For more information on City of Vernon property taxes, please visit: www.vernon.ca/propertytaxes or contact a Finance Clerk at 250-550-3636. To create a MyCity account, please visit: www.vernon.ca/mycity.

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