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Delivery schedule: Speculation and vacancy tax declaration letters

Owners with properties within the taxable area for the speculation and vacancy tax can expect their letters to arrive according to the following schedule:

  • Jan. 24-29: Surrey
  • Jan. 28-31: Delta, Chilliwack, Abbotsford
  • Jan. 30-31: Aldergrove, Mission, Pitt Meadows
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam
  • Feb. 3-7: Langley, Richmond, Anmore, New Westminster, White Rock, West Vancouver
  • Feb. 6-11: Burnaby
  • Feb. 10-13: North Vancouver
  • Feb. 12-14: Kelowna, West Kelowna, Nanaimo, Lantzville, North Saanich
  • Feb. 13-18: Victoria, Sooke, Sidney, Saanichton, Esquimalt, Brentwood
  • Feb. 17-21: Vancouver
  • Jan. 21 to Feb. 8: Jurisdictions within Canada but outside of B.C., other B.C. jurisdictions
  • Jan. 21 to Feb. 15: International, outside of Canada

Property owners can complete their declaration only after they receive their letter in the mail.

If a property owner does not receive a letter by Feb. 21, 2020, they can contact the SVT call centre at 1 833 554-2323 toll-free or 1 604 660-2421 (outside North America).