Funding for municipalities comes from four main sources; property taxes (including frontage and parcel taxes), user fees (sale of services such as water, sewer, garbage and recycling), interest earned on investments and outside grants and donations.  Property taxes are one of the Town's biggest revenue sources and are critical for the health and livability of our Town. Property tax levies are based on assessed value and are allocated based on classes.  The assessments and classes are set by the BC Assessment Authority.



2019 Property Taxes

Property taxes for 2019 will be sent out the last week of May and will be due July 2, 2019.  It is important to claim your Home Owner Grant and pay your taxes by the due date to avoid penalties.  (The penalty applies to any unclaimed Home Owner Grants).  If you do not receive your notice, please contact the Finance Department at or 250-485-6203.

Utility Invoices

Utility invoices for Jan to Mar 2019 will be going out the middle of April.  Water, sewer, garbage and recycling are included on the utility bill and are sent out quarterly in April, July, October and January 2020.  Annual irrigation bills are sent out in August of every year.  For further information please contact the Finance Department at

In accordance with the Community Charter any unpaid utilities at December 31st that are 30 or more days will be transferred to property taxes as arrears. 

If you would like to receive your bill by email, please fill out the online form here.

Failure to receive your property tax notice or utility invoice does not negate the responsibility of the property owner to pay for tax levies, fees and/or rates established by bylaw and any unpaid balances after the due date will be subject to applicable penalties.

Click here for payment options.

Register Online

You may view your property tax details online if you are a registered user.  If you received your property tax notice via email in a previous year, and have not made any changes to your account, you will automatically receive your notice by email however, you must link your account.  Please choose the Online Services page of our website to register. 

If you have any questions please contact the Finance Department at 250-485-6203 or email

To view property details and assessment comparisons through BC Assessment click here.  For information on assessment values and how they affect your property taxes please view their u-tube at:

To change your address with the Town of Oliver send an email to the Finance Department at the email address noted above.

Other Documents

The following documents are available for download in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to use these files.

2019 Property Tax Insert 

Sewer User Rates Bylaw 1331.05

Sewer Parcel Tax Bylaw 1360.03

Water Regulation Amendment Bylaw 1351.05

Water Regulation Bylaw 1351

2019 Property Tax Rates Bylaw 1384

Prepayment Plan Bylaw 1319

Bylaw 1382 - 2019 Five Year Financial Plan

Bylaw 1374 - Policing Reserve Fund

Solid Waste Services Bylaw 1292.03

Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 1328 Consolidated

2018 Audited Financial Statements

2017 Statement of Financial Information

Fees and Charges Bylaw 1087 (Consolidated)