Just got your property assessment? Learn who is involved, how it works, and see property tax rates for this year.

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.

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.

Access the Online Inquiry

 

2022 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* 0.62465 14.92754 8.66834 1.20152 1.72665 0.68719 1.45882
Fire Services* 0.20944 5.00499 2.90637 0.40285 0.57892 0.23040 0.48912
Bylaw Services* 0.02611 0.62390 0.36229 0.05022 0.07217 0.02872 0.06097
Parks, Recreation & Culture* 0.21744 5.19627 3.01745 0.41825 0.60105 0.23921 0.50781
General* 0.31246 7.46728 4.33621 0.60105 0.86373 0.34376 0.72976
Municipal Subtotal 1.39010 33.21998 19.29066 2.67389 3.84252 1.52928 3.24648
Roads & Traffic 0.10995 2.62761 1.52584 0.21150 0.30394 0.12096 0.25679
Municipal 1.50005 35.84759 20.81650 2.88539 4.14646 1.65024 3.50327
Metro Vancouver Regional District 0.05079 0.17777 0.17269 0.17269 0.12444 0.05079 0.05079
Municipal Finance Authority 0.00020 0.00070 0.00070 0.00070 0.00050 0.00020 0.00020
BC Assessment 0.03490 0.46620 0.46620 0.10360 0.10360 0.03490 0.03490
School** 0.99140 12.72000 3.52000 3.52000 3.52000 2.03000 6.98000
Translink 0.22590 2.23700 1.40220 0.78220 0.77870 0.15640 0.32390
Other Authorities 1.30319 15.60167 5.56179 4.57919 4.52724 2.27229 7.38979
TOTAL 2.80324 51.44926 26.37829 7.46458 8.67370 3.92253 10.89306

 

*This information is provided for further transparency on the allocation of tax dollars.
    

**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

Contact Property & Payment Services or reach us by phone at 604-591-4181 for questions about property taxes and utilities in Surrey.

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