The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring the financial well-being of the municipality. We accomplish this goal through the provision of effective and reliable financial advice, services and information to Council, staff and the public. Over $8.4 million is collected annually from various sources including property taxes, utility payments, service charges and senior government grants. The Finance Department oversees the expenditure of these funds through the annual budget process.
In addition to collecting property taxes, which are administered by the District, the Finance Department is also responsible for collecting taxes for other authorities, including school taxes on behalf of School District #59, B.C. Assessment, the Municipal Finance Authority and the Peace River Regional District.
Financial functions also include accounts payable, purchasing goods and services, controlling inventory, payroll, the provision of property tax information, treasury services, budgeting and financial reporting.
For more information please contact the Chief Financial Officer at (250) 242-4242.
The District of Tumbler Ridge is pleased to offer online services for property taxes, invoices and business licenses.
To use this service, you must register for an online account. Registering will allow you to pay your property taxes, pay your District of Tumbler Ridge invoice, or pay your business license.
To register for Online Services, click here
You will need your Online Service Code in order to register. This can be found on various documents:
- Property Taxes – code is located on the top right-hand corner of the Property Tax Notice
- Invoices – code is located on top of the Invoice
- Business License – code is located on top of the Business License Invoice
What can you do with Online Services?
|Property Taxes||Invoices||Business Licenses|
|View Account Balances||View Account Balances||View Account Balances|
|Pay Property Taxes||Pay Invoices||Pay Business License|
|Once Paid - Print Business License|
Currently, the only accepted payment through our online payment portal is with a valid credit card. This service is offered through a third-party provider. Credit card processing fees of 1.5% of the total will be applicable to all credit card payments.
*Please allow 3 to 5 business days for online payments to complete processing
If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact our helpful staff at (250) 242-4242.
Home Owner Grant Application
Starting January 1, 2021, the Province of B.C. will be solely responsible for the Home Owner Grant program. To apply for a retroactive or new grant visit www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or call 1-888-355-2700 Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please note that BC Municipalities are no longer accepting grant applications.
The Current Five-Year Budget
The 2021 - 2025 Financial Plan is a document that summarizes the revenues, expenditures and transfers for the District of Tumbler Ridge and each department within it.
You can find a hard copy available at Town Hall or click here.
Permissive Tax Exemptions
Council may, on or before October 31, exempt land from municipal property taxes for the next calendar year, subject to meeting certain requirements. The Permissive Tax Exemption Policy was adopted by Council on February 5, 2018 to provide guidelines and an application process to validate Permissive Tax Exemptions Council grants. This application process ensures fair consistent treatment and consideration for all applicants. Permissive Tax Exemptions will be valid for a three-year period, meaning groups will not have to go through the application process every year. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15th annually.
You can find a hard copy available at Town Hall or download it here