Documents

for download in pdf format

 

For copies of past documents which do not appear above, please contact the Village Office.

 

Disclaimer: The online versions of the Village of Radium Hot Springs bylaws are provided for information or research purposes only. Although every effort is made to assure the accuracy and completeness of online bylaw documents, you should confirm all information before making any decisions based on them. The Village of Radium Hot Springs will, in no event, be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online bylaws.

These are NOT official versions of the Village of Radium bylaws, nor are these documents admissible in a court of law. For such purposes, official certified copies can be obtained from the  Clerk’s office.

Finance & Billing

Karen Sharp is the Chief Financial Officer for the Village of Radium Hot Springs.  Under her guidance, the Financial Services Department is responsible for the financial well being of our Village.  The Department looks after the financial component of the following:
 

  • Accounts Receivable (Building Permits, Development Invoices, etc.)
  • Accounts Payable
  • Taxes
  • Utilities (Water and Sewer billing)
  • Budget
  • Financial Plan
  • Audit, in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Principles
  • Business Licences
  • Dog Licences
  • Insurance

 

INVOICES SENT TO PROPERTY OWNERS:

PROPERTY TAXES - mailed annually mid-May
Property taxes are billed once per year, usually mid-May, and are due on or about July 2nd (depending on the Canada Day statutory holiday). Property taxes can be paid by cash, cheque, debit or online/telephone banking. We also offer a pre-authorized debit payment plan. To sign up for this plan, download the PAD form by clicking here. Payments CANNOT be made at a bank (some banks accept the payment, but simply forward it by mail to the Village, usually resulting in a late payment and penalty). If you pay by online/telephone banking, please allow sufficient time for the transaction to occur.
Any amount outstanding as of 4:30pm on the due date, is subject to a 10% penalty. Post marks are not accepted.
Taxes that remain unpaid by the end of the year become taxes in arrears as of January 1 and begin to accrue daily interest until paid.
Many people confuse their property tax notice with their Assessment Notice. The BC Assessment Authority, not the Village Office, issues assessment notices in January each year. If you do not agree with the assessment value of your property, you have the opportunity to challenge the value. However, there are strict appeal deadlines, so please ensure that you read your Notice carefully as these dates are indicated on the Notice.
For information regarding the Provincial Home Ower Grant and whether you qualify, click here.
 
UTILITIES (Water and Sewer only)
Water and sewer utilities are invoiced three times per year as follows:
First period - January - April - billed beginning of May 
Second period - May - August - billed beginning of September 
Third Period - September - December - billed beginning of January 
Payments can be made with cash, cheque, debit, online/telephone banking or by PAD. Payments CANNOT be made at a bank (some banks accept the payment, but simply forward it by mail to the Village, usually resulting in a late payment). If you pay by online/telephone banking, please allow sufficient time for the transaction to occur.
We also accept post-dated cheques.
 
BUSINESS LICENSES
Business licenses run from May 1st to April 30th of each year. You can download a license application here.  Licenses are subject to approval by staff.
 
DOG LICENCES
In accordance with Village bylaws, all dogs over the age of four months are required to be licenced in the Village. Even if you do not own property here, but are a renter, you are still required to license your dog.  You may obtain a licence at the Village Office. The current fee is $10 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $40 for one that is not spayed or neutered. Please complete the Animal Registration form located to the right. Please bring veterinary proof of alteration when applying for your licence.