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Williams Lake Property Tax Calculator 2023

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The City of Williams Lake is located northwest of Williams Lake in the Cariboo Regional District and is home to over 10K residents. The real estate of Williams Lake mainly consists of single-family homes, followed by homes on acreage, vacant land, manufactured homes and townhouses. According to data from BC Northern Real Estate Board, the average price of detached homes sold in Williams Lake in the first half of 2023 was $471K. This is an 8.4% increase compared to the first half of 2022. There are few new construction homes in Williams Lake, and rental homes are sparse. The shortage of housing in Williams Lake is one of the factors that has significantly driven up the price of real estate in the city throughout the past few years. Williams Lake property tax rates are among the highest in BC for municipalities with a population greater than 10K.

Williams Lake 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 Williams Lake final property tax rate for the year by the BC Assessment value.

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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.

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Williams Lake 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 Williams Lake from 2018 to 2023
YearMunicipal RateEducational RateFinal Tax Rate
2019Not AvailableNot Available1.122551%
2018Not AvailableNot Available1.147080%
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Williams Lake 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 Williams Lake's property tax department through the following methods:

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Williams Lake at a Glance
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Settled Year1860
Established Year1860
Incorporated Year 1929
Population 10,947
City Area33.13 km 2 (12.79 sq mi)
Official WebsiteWilliams Lake Official Website

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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.

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.