City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

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The new City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax begins in 2018. If you own a property in the city you’ll need to declare your property status before February 02, 2018. Failure to declare will result in your property being deemed vacant and subject to a tax of 1% of its assessed taxable value.

What you will need:

  • Your folio number and access code [these can be found on your property tax notices]
  • Additional information, such as tenant names, court order number, permit number, etc.

If you have any questions about the process then contact the City via their 3-1-1 information phone line, or if you would prefer in person assistance then City staff will be available to assist you at City Hall during opening hours.

Vancouver City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue
​Monday to Friday (except holidays)
8:30 am – 5:00pm

GASTOWN COMPLETE STREETS

Gastown

Earlier this week, the City of Vancouver announced a plan to study the possibility of turning Water Street in Gastown into a permanent car-free zone. The plan would see traffic diverted off Powell Street and onto Hastings, and builds on the city’s Transportation 2040 framework.

The goals of the plan include:

  • Celebrate and acknowledge the complex history of Gastown and work towards reconciliation
  • Explore Vancouver’s first car-light or pedestrian priority area
  • Address a major gap in the all ages and abilities cycling network
  • Enhance transit service for bus and future streetcar

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