Despite the postal disruption, rural property owners are still responsible for paying their property tax assessments by July 4, or regular penalties and interest charges will apply.
Applications for home owner grants, and applications and renewals for property tax deferment, must also be completed by this deadline.
There are several payment options available to rural property owners:
• In person at most banks and credit unions.
• In person or via courier to local Service BC Centres.
• Internet or telephone banking through most financial institutions.
Rural property tax applies to land outside cities, towns, districts and village boundaries in British Columbia.
Urban property owners should contact their local municipality to determine when their property taxes are due.
Summerland municipal taxes are due by 4 p.m. on July 5.