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Understanding Your Property Taxes

Property taxes are one of the ways the City of Surrey collects revenue to pay for City services. The amount you pay is based on the funds Surrey needs to provide City services each year, and your property assessment.

These services include:

  • public safety and city infrastructure,
  • road maintenance and waste collection,
  • parks and recreation facilities and
  • emergency and fire services.

To learn more about where your tax dollars go, see our 2018 Report to Citizens.

Property Assessment

Your yearly property assessment is done by BC Assessment. Your property notice is sent out at the beginning of the year by BC Assessment. The notice shows you the assessed value of your property as of July 1 of the previous year. Learn more about property assessment.

Visit the BC Assessment website for complete details on key assessment dates you need to know.

You can also view assessment, legal description, tax and utility levy information related to properties located in the city online.

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2019 Property Tax Rate Schedule

Tax Rates (per thousand dollars of assessed value)

  Residential (Class 1) Utilities (Class 2) Major Industry (Class 4) Light Industry (Class 5) Business (Class 6) Recreational Non-Profit (Class 8) Farm (Class 9)
Police Services (RCMP)

0.66703

10.73222

3.57201

1.75711

2.07446

0.75086

1.22542

Fire Services

0.26321

4.23498

1.40953

0.69337

0.81859

0.29629

0.48356

Bylaw Services & Public Safety

0.03685

0.59288

0.19733

0.09707

0.11460

0.04148

0.06770

Parks, Recreational & Culture

0.25222

4.05808

1.35065

0.66440

0.78440

0.28392

0.46336

General

0.39720

6.39092

2.12709

1.04634

1.23531

0.44713

0.72971

Municipal Subtotal

1.61651

26.00908

8.65661

4.25829

5.02736

1.81968

2.96975

Roads and Traffic

0.14030

2.25726

0.75152

0.36948

0.43624

0.15791

0.25778

Municipal

1.75681

28.26634

9.40813

4.62777

5.46360

1.97759

3.22753

Metro Vancouver Regional District

0.04102

0.14357

0.13947

0.13947

0.10050

0.04102

0.04102

Municipal Finance Authority 0.00020 0.00070 0.00070 0.00070 0.00050 0.00020 0.00020
BC Assessment

0.03890

0.48300

0.48300

0.10820

0.10820

0.03890

0.03890

School*

1.13640 *

13.20000

3.70000

3.70000

3.70000

2.30000 7.10000
Translink 0.22160

2.30930

1.56130

1.02480

0.83900

0.17340

0.35100

Other Authorities

1.43812

16.13657

5.88447

4.97317

4.74820

2.55352

7.53112

TOTAL

3.19493

44.40291

15.29260

9.60094

10.21180

4.53111

10.75865

*Additional School Tax

Starting in 2019, the provincial government will apply an additional school tax for properties assessed at $3 million and over.

As announced in the province's 2018 budget, this additional school tax will be applied to all residential properties in the province valued at $3 million and above, including:

  • detached homes
  • stratified condominium or townhouse units
  • most vacant land

The additional tax rate is:

  • 0.2% on the residential portion assessed between $3 million and $4 million
  • 0.4% on the residential portion assessed at over $4 million

For mixed-use properties, only the residential portion of the property’s assessed value above $3 million will be taxable.

BC Assessment determines if additional school tax applies. If you believe your property should be exempt from additional school tax, contact BC Assessment to discuss your concerns.

Read more about the additional school tax in BC.

Previous Tax Rates

See tax rates for previous years:

Get a Tax Certificate

Apply for a tax certificate for conveyancing purposes from one of the following:

Contact the Property Taxes & Utilities office or reach us by phone at 604-591-4181 for questions about property taxes and utilities in Surrey.

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