Town Hall - Frequently Asked Questions

My address is wrong. How can I update it?

Change of mailing address cannot be done through Town Hall and must bve updated through Land Titiles or BC Assessment.

The LTSA (Land Title and Survey Authority of BC) recently launched a new online way for BC property owners to update the mailing address on a title.

The address on a title is where information about a property may be sent, such as assessment, property tax and speculation tax notices. Property owners are encouraged to ensure it is an address where they can receive mail. It does not have to be the address of the property. 

BC property owners can update the mailing address on a land title online at using the BC Services Card app. The option to mail or deliver an application in person by appointment at a Land Title Office is also available. To learn more or start an application, visit www.ltsa.ca/ChangeMailingAddress

Your mailing information can also be changed on the BC Assessment website https://info.bcassessment.ca/Services-products/update-your-property-information.

I require a tax certificate. How do I get one?

A tax certificate is $20.00. Your request can be emailed to info@princeton.ca or admin@princeton.ca. Turn around time is 24-48 hours.

Can I pay my taxes or utilities online?

Yes, through online banking or telephone banking, if you bank with CIBC, Scotiabank, HSBC or Credit Union you can add Princeton as a bill payee. 

Go to 'Add Bill Payee', search for Princeton and choose either property taxes or utilities.

You can find your account number at the top right hand corner of your Property Tax Notice:

Your account number for Utilities is found in the top right corner on your Water & Sewer bill:

Please contact your financial institution if you require assistance in setting up the Town of Princeton as a bill payee.

Can I pay my invoices/bills/notices by credit card?

No.  We are not set up to receive credit card payments.

Does the Town offer a commissioner service for signing affidavits?

  • The Corporate Officer and Deputy Corporate Officer positions are designated as commissioners for taking affidavits in British Columbia
  • Affidavits will only be accepted for local government purposes
  • Other documents must be taken to the Government Agent or a lawyer or notary public.

What is the Homeowner's Grant?

Visit the provincial government website to learn more about the province’s home owner grant program. 

  • Residents in municipalities no longer apply for the home owner grant through their municipal office. Everyone now applies directly to the province using a new online system that’s easy to use and will process applications faster.
  • The grant must be applied for each year, prior to the tax due date to avoid late payment penalties.
  • The grant amounts are shown on your tax notice. They are set by the Province.  The maximum grants available currently are:
    • $770 for the regular grant
    • $1,045 grant for persons 65 years of age or older or persons with qualifying disabilities.
  • Click here to claim your home owner grant online with the province.

When is the Town Office open?

The Town office is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The office is closed:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Family Day (3rd Monday in February)
  • Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
  • Easter Monday (Monday after Easter)
  • Victoria Day (Monday preceding May 25)
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • BC Day (1st Monday in August)
  • Labour Day (1st Monday in September)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Day (September 30)
  • Remembrance Day (November 11)
  • After 12:30pm on Christmas Eve, and for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day