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Posted on: February 23, 2022

2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

Paying Taxes

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 24, 2022 – Coquitlam households will be receiving their 2022 utility bill next week and payment is due Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Utility bills are issued each year at the end of February and cover the costs for water service, sewer service, garbage and green waste collection for single-family homes and multi-family homes up to fourplexes.

The cost for utility services is charged separately from property taxes and supports operating costs such as water use, as well as the replacement of aging infrastructure, such as pipes, reservoirs, pumps, etc. 

New this year is the inclusion of sewer fees in the utility bill. To bring more fairness and clarity to its sewer billing, Coquitlam has changed its former sewer parcel tax – a flat fee billed with property taxes – to a user fee, like its water utility. This change is revenue-neutral, and won’t increase the City’s overall sewer revenues. The sewer fees will no longer be included on the property tax notice. 

To help with the transition to the earlier sewer billing date in 2022, the City has deferred the first utility bill late payment fee of five per cent from accounts unpaid after March 31 to July 4, to align with the first late fee for property taxes. While residents are encouraged to pay on time if they can, the deferred late fee will assist those who need more time to pay all or a portion of their 2022 utility bill.

The City also has a Utilities Instalment Plan available for your 2023 Utility Bill. This plan splits the bill into six pre-authorized payments for those who want to pay in smaller, more manageable amounts over the course of a year. The first withdrawal for 2023 utility bills is on Aug. 1.

Avoid the Line Ups at City Hall and Pay Online

Skip the line and pay your Coquitlam utility bill online. Payment can be made with a credit card or debit card on the City’s website. Visit coquitlam.ca/utilitypayment for information on payment methods.

Residents who have questions about their utility bill can contact the City’s Revenue Services at 604-927-3050 or email utility_info@coquitlam.ca.

MyCoquitlam – Easy Online Access to Coquitlam Billing Information

Did you know the City’s MyCoquitlam is your online one-stop shop for utility bills, property tax notices and dog licences? Sign up for eBilling with MyCoquitlam and receive payment notices directly to your inbox. The online service is secure, easy-to-use and available 24/7. Go to coquitlam.ca/mycoquitlam and sign up today!

Media contact:

Rhonda Anderson
Revenue Services Manager
utility_info@coquitlam.ca 
604-927-3050

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