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 your payment a minimum of three business days before the due date to allow it to reach our bank account on time.
In Person at Your Canadian Financial Institution
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. Cheques are payable to the City of Abbotsford and may be postdated to the tax due date. The postmark is not accepted as date of payment. Your processed cheque on your bank statement is your receipt.
City of Abbotsford
Property Tax Division
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7
Incomplete items will not be processed. An administration fee of $25 will be charged for returned or dishonoured payments. The City is not responsible for delivery delays.
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. Remember to claim your Home Owner Grant online through the Province of BC website.
In Person at City Hall
Cashiers are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Residents can pay in person at City Hall. Check in with staff at the tent outside of City Hall. We anticipate there will be a longer waiting period to pay in person. You can drop off your taxes in the drop box safely and securely without waiting!
At City Hall we accept:
- Cash, cheque and bank drafts; and
- Debit Card (Please confirm with your financial institution that your daily transaction limit and balance are sufficient before you make your payment).
Drop Boxes for Cheques
Drop boxes are available 24 hours at both entrances to City Hall.
Cheques should be made payable to the City of Abbotsford and may be postdated 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