Ways to Make a Tax Payment
Remember to claim your Home Owner Grant, if eligible, or submit the application stub at the bottom of your tax notice to City Hall.
Pay Taxes Online
Under the bill payment section of your financial institution's website, add the City of Abbotsford Taxes as a bill payee. Use your property's 10-digit folio number listed on your tax notice as the account number.
Note: The payee name is specific to the financial institution. When adding the City as a payee, search for the word "Abbotsford" and you will find us listed as "Abbotsford Tax", "Abbotsford (City) Taxes", or something similar. We have two payees, one for Tax and one for Utility payments. Please choose the payee that refers to Tax or Property Taxes
When you pay online or at your financial institution, please make you payment a minimum of 3 business days before the due date to allow it to reach our bank account on time.
Please check with your financial institution to find out which branches are open. Payments will be processed on the next business day after local cut off times; contact your financial institution for more information.
Note: Financial institutions do not accept Home Owner Grants.
Credit cards are only accepted online for property tax payments. Credit cards are not accepted at City Hall for property tax payments made in person. Please note that a 1.75% service fee will be applied to all online credit card payments.
Payment must be received by the tax due date. The City is not responsible for delivery delays. The postmark is not accepted as date of payment. Your cancelled cheque is your receipt.
City of Abbotsford
Property Tax Division
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7
Cheques are payable to the City of Abbotsford and may be post dated to the tax due date. Incomplete items will not be processed. An administration fee of $25 will be charged for returned or dishonoured payments.
If your mortgage company pays your property taxes and you are eligible for the Home Owner Grant, both the payment and the grant must be submitted by the tax due date.
Many property owner's mortgage payments will include payment of their yearly property taxes. Contact your mortgage company to verify a portion of the mortgage payment is allocated for property taxes and is forwarded to the City. The City is not responsible for errors made by mortgage providers.
Please ensure that your mortgage provider is aware whether or not you are claiming your Home Owner Grant each year and if you will be claiming the Basic or Additional Grant.
Cashiers is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Physical distancing measures will be in place and personal access to City Hall will be limited. We anticipate there will be a longer waiting period to pay in person. Please consider paying online if you have limited time.
Available 24 hours at both entrances to City Hall.
Cheques should be made payable to the City of Abbotsford and may be post dated to the tax due date. Incomplete items will not be processed. An administration fee of $25 will be charged for returned or dishonoured payments.
Contact your financial institution for more information. Below are links to the common financial institution websites and their telephone numbers.
- Bank of Montreal - 1-800-363-9992
- CIBC - 1-800-465-2422
- Coast Capital Savings - 1-888-517-7000
- Envision - 604-557-7343
- HSBC - 1-604-525-4722
- Tangerine Direct - 1-888-826-4374
- Simplii Financial - 1-888-723-8881
- Prospera Credit Union - 604-850-2765
- Royal Bank - 1-800-769-2511
- Scotiabank - 1-800-267-1234
- TD Canada Trust - 1-866-222-3456
- Vancity - 1-888-826-2489
Property Tax Prepayment Plan
The tax prepayment plan is a convenient 10-month automatic debit program running from August 15 to May 15 to pre-pay an estimate of next year’s taxes. To qualify, there must be no outstanding taxes on the property. There is no cost to join and interest is paid on pre-paid amounts. Tax Payment Bylaw No. 2962-2019
Complete the Property Tax Pre-payment Plan Application (or Property Tax Pre-payment Plan Application in Punjabi) and submit it to the Property Tax Division by mail or email. Alternatively, obtain an application from the Property Tax Division at City Hall. An estimate of the amount you would pay on the plan appears on the front of your property tax notice.
Your annual tax notice will include the amounts prepaid and the balance payable by the tax due date, if any. If you have overpaid, the credit will be applied to the next year's installments.
Any outstanding tax account balance must be paid and, if eligible, the Home Owner Grant claimed by the tax due date in order to avoid late payment penalty charges, and to remain on the tax prepayment plan. Overdue tax account balances will result in automatic cancellation of your tax prepayment plan.
Property owners may cancel the plan at any time by:
- completing the section on the Property Tax Certificate, or
- completing the Plan Change or Cancellation Form and emailing it to the Property Tax Division.
One week’s notice is required prior to the 15th day of the month in order to stop the current month's withdrawal.
You may choose to set up automatic debit payments from your financial institution’s website to pre-pay property taxes.
BC Property Tax Deferment Program
Property tax deferment is a low interest loan program administered by the Province of BC. The program helps qualified BC homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence, if you meet certain criteria.
The Province of BC offers two tax deferment programs:
Your property tax account must be up to date to apply for the tax deferment program. This means you must pay any property taxes owing from previous years, penalties, or interest before you apply to defer your taxes. Payments must be made to the City of Abbotsford.
Important: Other Charges on your tax notice, such as Solid Waste & Recycling fees and Secondary Suite/Coach House Fees, are not eligible for deferment and must be paid to the City of Abbotsford by the tax due date. Other Charges are subject to penalties after the tax due date.