How can I pay my Property Taxes and Utilities?

Online or Telephone Banking

You can pay your property taxes and utilities using online or telephone banking services through your Financial Institution. For taxes, you will need your 11 digit roll number (including the 337 jurisdiction number with no spaces or punctuation) to set up the District of Sparwood as an entity to make a payment. For utilities, you will need your full account number (no spaces or punctuation) to set up the District of Sparwood as an entity to make a payment. When searching for payee on your bank’s website enter “Sparwood” or "District" if Sparwood does not give good results. Please be sure to allow sufficient time for your payment to be processed so that the District receives your payment by the due date. Please contact your financial institution for more information.

Post-dated Cheque

You can pay your taxes with a cheque post dated to the tax due date. The payment is not cashed at your bank until the date of the cheque. Cheques must be received by the tax due date in order to avoid the 10% penalty. Post marks on envelopes are not acceptable. Post dated cheques should be identified in some way (highlight the date) so that they are not inadvertently processed as a current item.

Payment Drop Box

The drop box located at the main entrance of the District office located at 136 Spruce Avenue. Place your cheque and/or Home Owner Grant in an envelope. Please do not put cash in the mailbox.

In Person

You can pay taxes and utilities by cash, cheque (made payable to “District of Sparwood”) or debit card (Interac) at the District Office located at 136 Spruce Avenue.

By Mail

You can pay taxes and utilities by cheque (made payable to “District of Sparwood”) mailed to the District of Sparwood, Box 520, Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0. Post marks on envelopes are not acceptable so please allow time for delivery.

Note for Property Tax Payments

If you cannot pay your entire account by the due date, you should claim the homeowner grant (if eligible). Until the Home Owner Grant is claimed, that portion of the balance of your tax account is considered taxes outstanding.

If you have any questions please contact the District Office by phone 250-425-6271 or email sparwood@sparwood.ca