Like any corporation, a municipality would not operate without finances. Funding for municipalities comes from four main sources:

  • Property taxes (by assessed value, frontage or parcel)
  • User fees (sale of services (ie water/sewer)
  • Interest earned on investments
  • Outside grants and donations

2017 Property Tax

Property taxes for 2017 were due July 4, 2017.  Any unpaid balances (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) after the due date have been subject to a 10% penalty applied in accordance with the Community Charter.  If you do not receive your notice, please contact the Finance Department at or 250-485-6200.

Utility Invoices

Metered water bills for Oct to Dec 2017 have been sent out and are due February 16th.  If you had unpaid utility bills outstanding from prior to Dec 1st, these amounts have now been transferred to property taxes as arrears.  

Commencing 2018 water bills will include sewer user fees, garbage and recycling.  They will no longer be included on the property tax notice.  The invoices will be sent out quarterly in April, July, October of 2018 and January 2019 for the 2018 year.  Annual irrigation bills are sent out in August of ever year.  For furthering information please contact the Finance Department at

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 for 2018. 

If you have any questions please contact the Finance Department at 250-485-6200 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.

2017 Property Tax Insert 

Sewer User Rates Bylaw 1331.03

Sewer Parcel Tax Bylaw 1360.02

Solid Waste Services Amendment Bylaw 1292.01

Water Regulation Amendment Bylaw 1351.04

Water Regulation Bylaw 1351

2017 Property Tax Rates Bylaw 1365

Prepayment Plan Bylaw 1319

Bylaw 1366 - 2017 Five Year Financial Plan

Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 1328 Consolidated

2016 Audited Financial Statements

2015 Statement of Financial Position Reports

Fees and Charges Bylaw 1087 (Consolidated)

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