The tax rate for Sechelt residents was set at 2.92 per cent on May 7; however, additional taxes being levied for things like recreation and school fees will see residents faced with a 7.4 per cent tax rate this year.
The result is that an average home assessed at $411,000 will see an increase in property taxes of $135 this year, chief financial officer Victor Mema said.
The increase comes from the following categories:
General Municipal - $7
Sunshine Coast Regional District (water, parcel and recreation) - $70
Fire - $9
Garbage - $30
School - $20
Hospital - decreased by $1
Property tax notices will be mailed to Sechelt residents in the last week of May and they must be paid by July 2.
“Property owners who have not received their tax notice by the second week of June should contact the tax department at 604-885-1986 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,” the District of Sechelt website states.
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