Tax Payment Options
Please view the latest information regarding Property Tax and Utility Bill payments due to COVID-19 on our COVID-19 updates webpage.
- Pay Online via Financial Institution
- Telephone Banking
- In Person at your Financial Institution
- Mortgage Company
- In Person at City Hall
- Credit Cards
- Drop Boxes
- Property Tax Pre-payment Plan
- Tax Deferment Program
- For more information
Apply for Home Owner Grant Online
Pay Taxes Online
Below are links to the common banking web sites and their telephone numbers.
Under the bill payment section of your banking 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 description for payee is specific to the banking institution. When adding the City as 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 Property Taxes.
- 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
Contact your financial institution as listed above for more information.
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. Please note financial institutions no longer 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 the 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.
In Person at City Hall
Beginning June 1, City Hall will be open to receive property tax payments only. The cashiers will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Physical distancing measures will be in place and personal access 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.
Drop Boxes for Cheques
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.
Property Tax Pre-payment Plan
The tax pre-payment 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
To apply: complete the Property Tax Pre-payment Plan Application (or Property Tax Pre-payment Plan Application in Punjabi) or obtain an application at the City of Abbotsford Tax Division. 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.
Existing plan members
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 pre-payment plan. Overdue tax account balances will result in automatic cancellation of your tax pre-payment plan.
Cancelling your 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.
For more information
Property Tax Information