Creston, BC – April 30, 2020: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Creston has continued to provide essential services such as road infrastructure, water, fire protection, wastewater treatment and sewer. The Emergency Operations Centre has been running since March 14, 2020, building situational awareness within our community, as well as planning and preparing for potential impacts of COVID-19. The Town has been able to continue operations with minimal disruptions while accommodating COVID-19 related expenses within the Five-Year Financial Plan, adopted by Council in February 2020.
Property Taxes Due on July 2, 2020: Following Provincial recommendations, the municipal tax for residential, utility and farm class properties are due on July 2, 2020. Penalties will be applied if payment is received after 4:30 p.m. on July 2. Property taxes for the business, light industry, and recreation/non-profit class properties will also be due on July 2, 2020; however, if taxes are paid before October 1, 2020 no penalty will be applied. Tax notices will be distributed mid-May 2020.
Approximately half of the taxes collected from property taxes are for Town of Creston municipal services and operations. The remainder of the total taxes collected by the Town are for the Regional District of Central Kootenay, School Taxes, Hospital District Taxes, BC Assessment, and the Municipal Finance Authority.
The health and safety of our residents and staff remains a priority for the Town of Creston. As such, Town Hall remains closed to the public at this time. There are a number of ways to pay your property taxes including:
We are here to help. If you have any questions or need assistance with any of the above payment options please call us at 250-428-2214, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding deadlines and payment options will be mailed out with property tax notices.