Tuesday, February 20, 2018

March 30th the deadline for payment, as utilities bills hit the mail for Prince Rupert Residents

The City of Prince Rupert's annual cash call for residents providing notice of the year's utilities invoice is arriving in mail boxes around the city this week.

As the notice advises there was a rate increase put into effect for 2018 as of January 1st of this year, the Deadline for payments is March  20, 2018, there is a ten percent discount available for those who make payment before that date.

If the latest numbers for the home office of the North Coast Review are an indication, the average increase for residents will look as follows:

Water        14 dollars plus
Sewer       12 dollars plus
Garbage    12 dollars plus

The average total increase for property owners for 2018 would be in the range of just under 40 dollars

Prince Rupert residents have seen consistent increases to their utility bills in recent years, a look back at some of that history can be reviewed below:

2017 -- Payment's Due! As city's utility bills arrive with March deadline
2016 -- City's first wave of taxation collection now underway
2015 -- City Service and Utility bills begin to drop into home owners mailboxes

Should you have questions related to the 2018 Utilities taxes you can contact City Hall at 250-627-0964.

The Utilities notice is the first of two tax regimens that the City has in the community, the next tax notice that will arrive in your mailbox comes in the late Spring, when the City of Prince Rupert mails out their property tax notices for the year.

What level of increase, if any to be assessed,  will be determined later this year as City Council begins its Budget Discussion period.

For more items related to taxation in Prince Rupert see  our archive page here.

A wider overview of municipal issues is available from our council Discussion page.

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