Financial Administration Department

The Chief Financial Officer is the municipal officer assigned the responsibility of Financial Administration. Appointed by Council, and reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer the Chief Financial Officer’s duties include:

  • Receiving all money paid to the municipality
  • Expending and disbursing money as authorized by Council
  • Keeping of all funds and securities of the City, investing funds, until required, as directed by Council
  • Ensuring that accurate records of the financial affairs of the City are prepared, maintained and kept secure

An additional function assigned to the Chief Financial Officer is the role of Collector. The Collector is responsible for preparing the tax roll and the collecting of taxes. As well, in addition to the sewer and water utilities, the City of Grand Forks manages its own electrical utility. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for all accounting requirements associated with these three utilities.

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT STAFF

Chief Financial Officer: Juliette Rhodes
Accounting/Comptroller: Hunter Wey
Payments Clerk: Dianna Darling
Revenue Clerk: Cherie Logan
Accounting Clerk: Charlene Euerby
Administrative Assistant: Nina Decaire

Grand Forks Property Tax Information

Tax notices for the current year are generally mailed out in May. Property taxes are due annually on July 2nd or the first business day in July.

 2017 Property Tax FAQ Sheet

BC Assessment Website

*** 2017 Property Taxes can be paid in person at City Hall, located at 7217 – 4th Street.

*** Payments will be processed on the Effective Date sent from your bank. Therefore, payments made late in the day after your bank’s cut-off time will be processed the following day. If you have any questions on the Effective Date, please contact your bank.

PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT

For further information on Property Tax Deferments, please click on the link below to go to the Provincial website on tax deferment.

BC Government – Property Tax Deferment Info

HOME OWNER GRANT

The Home Owner Grant must be signed and claimed by the Property Tax due date or it is considered outstanding taxes and subject to penalty as such.

To claim your Home Owner Grant online, please Click Here to Login to Your Account. Select Home Owner Grant, then HOG application. Enter the last eight digits of your roll number, without the decimal. Enter your access code from the top right corner of your property tax notice.

For further information on Home Owner Grant eligibility, please click on the link below to the Provincial website:
BC Government – Home Owner Grant

BC Government – Retroactive Home Owner Grant

TAX RATES

For further information on current tax rates in the City of Grand Forks, please see:
Combined Property Tax Rates – 2017

Property Tax Rates – 2016

INTEREST RATES

Interest rates that are in arrears and delinquent are set quarterly by the Province.

Please click on the link below to see current interest rates:
Interest Rates on Tax Arrears or Delinquent

PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAMS

For more information on Property Tax Deferment programs, please see:
BC Government – Property Tax Deferment Program For Families with Children

BC Government – Property Tax Deferment Program For 55 & Older, Surviving Spouse, Person with Disability

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR GRAND FORKS PROPERTY TAXES

Payment Options For Taxes & Utilities

Grand Forks Tax Sale Information

Each September, the City will hold a Tax Sale for properties that have become delinquent in the current year. 2017 Tax Sale will be held at 10am on September 25, 2017 in Council Chambers, 7217 4th St., Grand Forks. Properties available for sale will be advertised on the City website and in the Grand Forks Gazette on September 13th and 20th, 2017

2017 Tax Sale General Information

In 2017, the May billing is considered current, unpaid 2016 taxes and utilities are considered arrears, and 2015 unpaid taxes and utilities are considered delinquent. In Sept. 2017, any properties that have taxes or utilities owing from 2015 will be considered delinquent and included in the 2017 annual Tax Sale.

Local Government Act Part 11, S.403 addresses the Annual tax sale:
Click Here To View The Local Government Act Part 11, S.403

INTRODUCTION OF TAX SALE PROCESS

Property Tax Sale Process

UTILITY BILLING

2016 – Utility Billing Schedule