Taxation for Regional District residents is slightly different from cities and towns. In accordance with the Local Government Act, the law that governs the activities of local governments, Regional Districts do not have the authority to collect taxes directly from residents or businesses. Instead, taxes for Regional District purposes are collected by the Province and by the member municipalities. For more information regarding Property Taxes go to the Ministry of Finance website at www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/property_taxes.htm.
In addition to taxation, local services such as sewer, water and garbage are funded through utility billings.
- COVID-19 Utility Bill Late Payment Relief - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential economic hardship faced by electoral area residents, no late payment fees will be charged on outstanding balances for water, solid waste and sewer invoices during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters of 2020. Residents that can afford to pay their utility bills on time are urged to do so in order to provide cash flow and help in mitigating potential interim borrowing costs for operations. View more information
Tax revenues are used to fund a wide range of regional services which benefit everyone within the boundaries of the region, such as parks, 9-1-1 services and recycling. Tax revenues are also used to provide local services such as sewers and streetlights to residents and businesses within the electoral areas of the Regional District.
The Regional District also coordinates funding for the Regional Hospital District to fund capital projects.
The Five-year Financial Plan is adopted by the Board by March 31st of each year and is published at that time. Financial Statements are approved by May 15th each year and are published then. Financial Plans and Statements
If you have any questions, please see our FAQ section for Finance.
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Address: 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 3Z4
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday / Except Holidays
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