Victoria Property Tax Calculator 2021

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The City of Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island. Victoria is located in the Capital Regional District and is home to over 85K residents. The population of Victoria increased by 7% from 2011 to 2016. Victoria real estate prices increased by 2% from May 2019 to May 2020 and the average price of a home in Victoria is $839K. According to the Victoria Real Estate Board, the average price of a single-family house exceeded $1M in June of 2020. A limited inventory due to the onset of the pandemic resulted in multiple offers for every property, thereby pushing up the price of real estate. Victoria property tax rates are the 22nd lowest property tax rates in BC for municipalities with a population greater than 10K.

Victoria property tax is based on the assessed value of your home. Every year, the BC Assessment conducts an evaluation of properties all over British Columbia. This assessed value can differ significantly from the market value of your property.Your final property tax amount is calculated by multiplying the Victoria final property tax rate for the year by the BC Assessment value.

You can calculate your property tax using either your home's assessed value or your home's most recent market price. Just enter the price and type of your property, and we will give you an instant property tax estimate.

BC Assessment Value of the Property
2020 Property Tax Value
$2,5212.52k
2020 Residential Property Tax Rate
0.504170 %

2020 Tax rates for Cities Near Victoria

City Final Tax Rate
Langford0.487768 %
White Rock0.414310 %
Delta0.417200 %
Richmond0.331767 %
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Victoria Property Taxes

If you own or lease property or mobile homes in BC, you will be subject to paying property tax annually. The tax, paid to the municipality with rates varying based on the municipality you are in, is responsible for funding services such as police and fire protection, garbage collection, schools, and hospitals.

At the beginning of the year, you will receive a property assessment notice informing you of the property value as of July 1st of last year. You will then receive a tax notice that calculates how much tax you owe based on the assessed value, and it will then be your responsibility to pay the amount to the municipal office before the deadline.

The amount of property tax and its rates are based on how much funding is needed to provide services for the year; for example, if your community decides to start a new service, the higher cost may be reflected in your taxes. The amount also depends on other factors such as property classification and location.

Generally, your tax will consist of a Municipal Tax as determined by your municipality and a School Tax determined by the number of residences and their values in your district.

Residential Property Tax Rate for Victoria from 2018 to 2020
YearMunicipal RateEducational RateFinal Tax Rate
20200.311520%0.127070%0.504170%
20190.315640%0.120050%0.499820%
2018 0.328890%0.123860%0.520350%
Based on city of Victoria official website:check source

Victoria Property Tax Department Information

For any questions or inquiries about your property tax rate or property tax bill, you can reach out to the city of Victoria's property tax department through the following methods:

Phone number
250-361-0228
Contact Form
Victoria Property Tax Department Information
Victoria at a Glance
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Settled Year1843
Established Year1858
Incorporated Year 1862
Population 85,792
City Area19.47 km 2 (7.52 sq mi)
Official WebsiteVictoria Official Website

Property Taxes in B.C. for a $500K B.C. Assessed Value Home*

Property Taxes in B.C. for a $500K B.C. Assessed Value Home

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Assessed Value of a Property

Every year, your property will be assessed by BC Assessment to determine its value, classification, and any exemptions it may be applicable for. The aspects used for the assessment include location, size, shape, usage, and age. Each year, the value of your property may increase or decrease depending on factors such as changes to its classification, market fluctuations, and renovations. If there are issues with the assessment, you may contact BC Assessment or have an independent appeal to the Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP).

Homeowners may find that the assessed value of their property differs significantly from its market price. There is also no way to retrieve and compare the assessed value of other properties.

Property Taxes in B.C. for a $500K Fair Market Value Detached Home*

Property Taxes in B.C. for a $500K Fair Market Value Detached Home

How We Calculate Your Property Tax

If you entered your home's Provinical Assessment value, we calculate your property tax by multiplying your Assessment value by Victoria's final property tax rate.
Victoria Property Tax vs Asking Price
This calculator is provided for general information purposes only. This calculation may not include any special charges, levies or fees. Results are approximations only. For official and the most up-to-date information, please see your porerty tax bill or contact the relevant taxation authority of your region.