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 tax for 2017 will be sent out mid May and will be due July 4, 2017.  Any unpaid balances (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants) after the due date will be 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.

2017 Utility Invoices

Metered water bills are sent out quarterly in April, July, October of 2017 and January 2018 for the 2017 year.

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.  In order to have your notice delivered by email for 2018 you will have register by the time they are issued.  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.  Please choose the Online Services page of our website to register for 2018. 

For a PDF of step by step instructions to register click here.  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.  To change your address with the Town of Oliver send an email to the finance email address noted above.  To change your address with the BC Assessment Authority click here.  

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.

2016 Property Tax Insert 

Sewer User Rates Bylaw 1331.02

Sewer Parcel Tax Bylaw 1360.01

Solid Waste Services Amendment Bylaw 1292.01

Water Regulation Amendment Bylaw 1351.03

Water Regulation Bylaw 1351

2016 Property Tax Rates Bylaw 1356

Prepayment Plan Bylaw 1319

Bylaw 1362 - 2016 Five Year Financial Plan

Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 1328 Consolidated

2015 Audited Financial Statements

2015 Statement of Financial Position Reports

Fees and Charges Bylaw 1087 (Consolidated)