Trail taxpayers are subject to a 4.5 per cent hike in property taxes.

Trail taxpayers are subject to a 4.5 per cent hike in property taxes.

Trail tax bills in the mail

Home Owner Grant must be claimed before paying Trail property taxes

Property tax statements have been mailed and should arrive in Trail mailboxes this week. Property owners signed up to receive their statements by email should check their inbox for an email from “vadimopenmail.”

Payments are due by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Tardy taxpayers will be subject to a 10 per cent penalty.

Payments can be made at Trail city hall, through banks or online via

Homeowners eligible for a Home Owner Grant must claim the grant prior to paying their property taxes and it must be done through the province, not through the city. Claim the grant online by visiting:

The jurisdiction number for Trail is 232. When entering the roll number printed on the top right of the Trail tax bill, do not include the first 0 (zero).

Direct all Home Owner Grant questions to the province at 1.888.355.2700.

Trail taxpayers will see a 4.5 per cent increase over last year.

According to the breakdown provided by Colin McClure, Trail’s chief administrator, the homeowner of an average-valued single family dwelling ($387,698) will pay $2,521 or: City of Trail ($1,042); school district ($665); regional district ($730); Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital ($71); other ($13).

He noted a major tax shift occurred again in 2023 due to residential assessed values going up by an average of 17 per cent and assessed values of major industry and utilities having little change. Home property taxes also include a flat tax at $260 per residential property.

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