Property Taxes

Property and libertyProperty taxes help pay for civic services like police and fire protection, road maintenance and snow clearing, sewers, parks and swimming pools, public transit and neighborhood infrastructure.

All South Morrisey residential property owners pay annual property taxes, which are due June 30 each year. Assessment notices are mailed early in January. Tax notices are mailed in late May.

Property taxes can be paid in full or in monthly, weekly, or yearly payments.

Residential property taxes make up about 14% of the total revenue the City needs to pay for services, amenities and infrastructure. The remainder of all costs are paid for with revenue such as grants, user fees, development fees, and business / non-residential taxes.

Your property tax is made up of:

  • A municipal portion – based on the budget Town Council sets at the end of each year (about 45% of your total residential bill)
  • A provincial education portion – the Provincial Government sends the City an invoice for the education tax. The City of South Morrisey is required to collect this tax from property owners on behalf of the province. (about 35% of your total bill)
  • Some residents (about 20% of all properties) also pay local improvement charges.

Your share of the municipal taxes is determined by the assessment of your property.

The City mails the assessment notices early in the year to allow homeowners to estimate their taxes that are due June 15 and to help manage budget for any increases.

You may appeal your assessed property value by March 14, but you cannot appeal the amount of your May tax bill.

2012 Taxes

The City's 2012 budget increased municipal taxes by an average of 2.35% for civic services and 1.5% for the Neighbourhood Renewal Program.


News

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Avalanche
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 09:51
The South Morrisey Fire Department recently released its annual Avalanche reminder to residents and backcountry enthusiasts.  “As winter approaches, so does our risk for avalanche,” states South Morrisey Fire Chief, Chris Chasm.  Chasm cautions that in the South Morrisey Mountains, the avalanche season begins in November and continues until early summer, while in the high...
Toy drive
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:50
Jennifer Smith was saddened watching other children leave the hospital, wondering if she would ever go home. That’s when a special hospital worker stepped in with an encouraging word and a new toy to cheer the girl. “These people put a smile on her face and sometimes that’s what a kid needs to get better,” said her mother, Angela Smith. When Jennifer, 7, was in...
Office closed
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:34
Offices of the City of South Morrisey will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Rememberance Day.  Offices will reopen at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011.   
Winds
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:15
Tips for Dealing with High Winds and Severe Rainfall When high winds and significant amounts of rainfall are expected, Emergency Management advises the public to follow these safety tips. Before the Storm Listen to your local radio station for the most up-to-date storm information. Store or tie down all outdoor furniture, garbage cants, lawn ornaments or anything else that might...
Tree trimming
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:13
Tree Trimming at Elizabeth Glen Please be advised that, weather permitting,  South Hydro will be trimming back trees in the vicinity of Elizabeth Glen in the next few days.  This is part of a maintenance program to protect the major power lines running north and south through the park.  As part of the work program, SH will be removing three trees from their own property next to...
Budget
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:09
The City of South Morrisey opportunity to comment of the proposed budget. This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by $27,742.45 (1.57%) and, of that amount $47,312.96 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.
Sidewalk
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:04
  Plans for Week of November 6-9:  Complete the pouring between Pedler and Bacon Street that was delayed by last week's rain.  Construct  forms between Bacon Street and old Post Office.  Concrete may be laid if time and weather permit. To July 4th:  Sidewalks laid from First to Pedler.  Finish up at corners still remains.  Project is about 5% complete...
Water
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 13:56
The City of South Morrisey is moving forward with the installation of water meters in your area. The program is already in place for all businesses and multi-family properties serviced by the City of South Morrisey and we are now installing meters in all residential homes. Marine Technology Group Canada Ltd. has been contracted to supply and conduct the installation in your home. In the next...
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 13:49
  Recycling Pick Up Please be advised that regular pick up for recycling for the East side of Town falls on the Friday Nov 11 Holiday and will be re-scheduled for Monday Nov 14, for this week only.  Public Works Department 250-952-4132

Blogs

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:17
The Latest technology buzzword is Mobility, and devices continue to get smaller and lighter, while being able to do a lot more for you on the go. Every week more devices flood the market and others disappear. People regularly ask me if they can replace their computer by buying a tablet device such as the iPad, while others wonder why anyone would want a 10 Inch device that does little more than a...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:15
By Mayor Joe Carchio South Morrisey has been successful in its drive to eliminating energy waste. Thanks to the financial incentives from the city's partnership with SCE and So Cal Gas, city staff have successfully reduced energy consumption through Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx), PC network energy software and LED streetlight retrofits. These projects have saved over 2,000,000 KWh...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:14
It doesn’t matter if you follow the latest IT trends or not - regardless of your technology awareness, you have probably heard about Cloud Computing. You may even have read our blog post from last December: iCompass Explores the Cloud. One of the questions people often ask me is "What is the Cloud?"; however, as soon as I start to explain in my usual over-technical way,...
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 17:19
The pressures driving adoption of improved records management capabilities for public organizations - especially local government - are abound and growing.  Open and instant access to information provided by the Internet has dramatically reset public expectations of timeliness and accessibility to public information – it needs to be immediate and complete. The amount...
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