Late Payment Penalties

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I was not able to pay my bill by the due date; can the City waive the penalty?

The City understands that homeowners may not be able to pay their bill by the due date. However, the Local Government Act and City Bylaws clearly state that a penalty must be applied to the the outstanding balance. The City cannot waive the penalty.

Can I make partial payment on my taxes or utilities account?

Any payment you are able to make will reduce your outstanding balance and the amount of the penalty that you will have to pay.

Residential Utility Bill 2020

  • Payment Due: March ​31
  • 5% penalty added to outstanding balance: ​October ​1
  • Any unpaid balance from the Utilities account is transferred to Tax account. Daily interest charges are applied until paid in full. (No longer eligible for credit card payment): December 31​

Property Tax Bill 2020

  • Payment Due Date: September 30
  • 5% penalty will be added to unpaid current taxes on September 30.

Revenue Services
604-927-3050
propertytax@coquitlam.ca