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Understanding Your Property Taxes

The 2020 due date for property taxes is July 2, 2020. In order to provide financial relief to our residents, the last day for payment without penalties is September 30, 2020. This change in penalty date will allow a 90-day extension to pay taxes without late penalties. A 10% penalty will be levied to all accounts with outstanding balances on October 1, 2020. The penalty is also applicable on the homeowner grant portion of your taxes. 

Property taxes are one of the ways the City of Surrey collects revenue to pay for City services. The amount you pay is based on the funds Surrey needs to provide City services each year, and your property assessment.

These services include:

  • public safety and city infrastructure,
  • road maintenance and waste collection,
  • parks and recreation facilities and
  • emergency and fire services.

To learn more about where your tax dollars go, see our 2018 Report to Citizens.

Property Assessment

Your yearly property assessment is done by BC Assessment. Your property notice is sent out at the beginning of the year by BC Assessment. The notice shows you the assessed value of your property as of July 1 of the previous year. Learn more about property assessment.

Visit the BC Assessment website for complete details on key assessment dates you need to know.

You can also view assessment, legal description, tax and utility levy information related to properties located in the city online.

Access the Online Inquiry

2020 Property Tax Rate Schedule

Tax Rates (per thousand dollars of assessed value)

  Residential (Class 1) Utilities (Class 2) Major Industry (Class 4) Light Industry (Class 5) Business (Class 6) Recreational Non-Profit (Class 8) Farm (Class 9)
Police Services (RCMP)

0.69127

14.99212

9.26681

1.49680

1.87445

0.69980

1.21363

Fire Services

0.26741

5.79960

3.58480

0.57903

0.72512

0.27071

0.46948

Bylaw Services & Public Safety

0.03770

0.81768

0.50542

0.08164

0.10223

0.03817

0.06619

Parks, Recreational & Culture

0.27008

5.85748

3.62058

0.58481

0.73236

0.27341

0.47417

General

0.47416

10.28328

6.35622

1.02667

1.28571

0.48000

0.83245

Municipal Subtotal

1.74062

37.75016

23.33383

3.76895

4.71987

1.76209

3.05592

Roads and Traffic

0.14646

2.04984

0.66617

0.31703

0.38644

0.14824

0.25716

Municipal

1.88708

39.80000

24.00000

4.08598

5.10631

1.91033

3.31308

Metro Vancouver Regional District

0.04984

0.17444

0.16946

0.16946

0.12211

0.04984

0.04984

Municipal Finance Authority 0.00020 0.00070 0.00070 0.00070 0.00050 0.00020 0.00020
BC Assessment

0.04260

0.47880

0.47880

0.10990

0.10990

0.04260

0.04260

School*

1.22520 *

13.03000

0.00010

1.05610

1.10700

0.78440 7.05000
Translink 0.25170

2.33850

1.50160

0.95850

0.85180

0.18190

0.34940

Other Authorities

1.56954

16.02244

2.15066

2.29466

2.19131

1.05894

7.49204

TOTAL

3.45662

55.82244

26.15066

6.38064

7.29762

2.96927

10.80512

*Additional School Tax

Starting in 2019, the provincial government will apply an additional school tax for properties assessed at $3 million and over.

As announced in the province's 2018 budget, this additional school tax will be applied to all residential properties in the province valued at $3 million and above, including:

  • detached homes
  • stratified condominium or townhouse units
  • most vacant land

The additional tax rate is:

  • 0.2% on the residential portion assessed between $3 million and $4 million
  • 0.4% on the residential portion assessed at over $4 million

For mixed-use properties, only the residential portion of the property’s assessed value above $3 million will be taxable.

BC Assessment determines if additional school tax applies. If you believe your property should be exempt from additional school tax, contact BC Assessment to discuss your concerns.

Read more about the additional school tax in BC.

Previous Tax Rates

See tax rates for previous years:

Get a Tax Certificate

Apply for a tax certificate for conveyancing purposes from one of the following:

Contact the Property Taxes & Utilities office or reach us by phone at 604-591-4181 for questions about property taxes and utilities in Surrey.

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