Each year, Delta Council approves an annual budget of the required expenditures and determines the amount of property taxes that have to be collected to balance the budget. Delta collects the required amount of property taxes, independent of assessment roll fluctuations. The 2023 Financial Plan that was approved by Council included a 4.9% property tax increase. View the 2023 Financial Plan.
Property taxes are one of the ways the City of Delta collects revenue to pay for City services, including:
- Fire and Emergency Services
- Parks, Recreation and Culture
- Roads and Traffic Safety and Public Works
- General Services
- Building and Infrastructure
Property tax rates are the rates used to determine how much property tax you pay, based on the assessed value of your property. The tax rate applies to each $1,000 of net taxable value. The property tax rate is different depending on the class of property that you own.
- View the 2022 Tax Rates Schedule
- View the 2022 Tax Rates Bylaw
- View the 2022 Tax Rates Council Report
- View the 2022 Mayor's Property Tax Letter
A property with an average assessment change will see an increase in Delta property taxes that is in line with the approved Council increase. Similarly, a property with an assessment change that is above or below the average will see a higher or lower property tax increase.
Tax Levies from Other Taxing Authorities
Included in the property tax notice are tax levies from other taxing authorities such as:
- The Province of British Columbia for School tax levies
- Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver)
- South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)
- BC Assessment
- Municipal Finance Authority
Delta does not control the tax levies for these authorities but acts as the collector on behalf of those authorities.
How To Pay
Visit How to Pay Property Taxes & Utilities to see available payment options.
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Important Information on Property Tax Items
You can find various information on important property tax items below. Should you have any questions, require further information, or wish to discuss setting up installment payments, please contact the Taxation Office via email or at 604-946-3235.