Property taxes

An artist’s rendering of what the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain station would look like at 166th Street in Surrey. (TransLink)

LETTER: Langley City staff shouldn’t be dabbling in investing with public money

Resident disagrees with City’s financial direction

  • Mar 1, 2021

 

Langley City Council has approved a 4.68 per cent tax increase (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City council gives final approval to financial plan

Will mean an average 4.68 per cent property tax increase

 

Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: Township council votes yes on 3.99 per cent property tax increase

Council discussed why next year’s projected tax increase was 7.51 per cent

 

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LETTER: Council has ‘gall’ to ponder 4% tax hike

Property taxes: Township politicians should prepare to be ousted come the next election

  • Feb 15, 2021
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Langley City Council has given preliminary approval to a projected 4.68 per cent tax increase (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Proposed tax hikes one step closer after Langley City vote

Final approval expected later this month to 4.68 per cent increase

Langley City Council has given preliminary approval to a projected 4.68 per cent tax increase (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese says the public will soon get to comment on the proposed property tax increase of close to four per cent. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township considers tax rate increase just under four per cent

Four more RCMP officers are planned for in the budget

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese says the public will soon get to comment on the proposed property tax increase of close to four per cent. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley City Hall. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City asks for input on proposed property tax hike

City is facing the loss of casino revenues into 2021

Langley City Hall. (Langley Advance Times files)
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC

The corporation says the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger nearly 50 per cent drop in housing prices

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Langley Township council is debating their budget and this year’s possible property tax increases. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township council is debating their budget and this year’s possible property tax increases. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley City and Township will use BC Assessment info to determine this year’s property taxes. Assessments are in the mail and can be seen online now. (Langley Advance Times files)

Property values up in Langley Township, City

BC Assessment’s annual property value assessments are out

Langley City and Township will use BC Assessment info to determine this year’s property taxes. Assessments are in the mail and can be seen online now. (Langley Advance Times files)
Walnut Grove Community Centre’s pool has been closed for months due to the pandemic, one funding issue the Township council is grappling with as it begins budget talks. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Good news, bad news as Township council grapples with budget

Development fees are up, but costs are higher in other areas

Walnut Grove Community Centre’s pool has been closed for months due to the pandemic, one funding issue the Township council is grappling with as it begins budget talks. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Timms Community Centre and Langley City Hall (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township, City see most residents pay property taxes

A feared COVID-related crash in tax payments has not materialized

Timms Community Centre and Langley City Hall (Langley Advance Times files)
Property taxes are due July 2. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Where to apply for relief and pay Langley property taxes

Deadline for property taxes is July 2

Property taxes are due July 2. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley City tax notices started arriving in the mail this week, and one local resident is upset. (Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Tax increases from other agencies unacceptable

As promised, Langley City reduced its portion of tax bill – what about other levels of government

  • Jun 5, 2020
Langley City tax notices started arriving in the mail this week, and one local resident is upset. (Langley Advance Times)
Letter to the editor on the proposed gravel pit near the Jordan River. Despite public backlash, Jake-Jay Construction got a license from the province to investigate the potential new gravel site. (File)                                Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number.

LETTER: Why not extend Langley City tax deadline, instead

We’re still going to get dinged if we don’t pay our property taxes by July 2

  • May 16, 2020
Letter to the editor on the proposed gravel pit near the Jordan River. Despite public backlash, Jake-Jay Construction got a license from the province to investigate the potential new gravel site. (File)                                Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number.
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LETTER: Langley City not cutting taxes, but rather rolling back increase

Reader wants residents to know property taxes are still going up 1.83 per cent

  • May 16, 2020
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Township of Langley civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

$48 million drop in revenue forecast for Langley Township in 2020

Council could face 25 per cent of property owners not paying tax this year

Township of Langley civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township council heard presentations on capital spending and options for reducing taxes or funding more projects at the Monday, Feb. 3 meeting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township council ponders borrowing for budget

Councillors are considering options to bring down property tax increases

Langley Township council heard presentations on capital spending and options for reducing taxes or funding more projects at the Monday, Feb. 3 meeting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Taxes would be expected to go up in Langley City, if they proceed with a proposed $50-million loan. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Use casino revenues, don’t take out loan, City resident suggests

Borrowing money would push tax increases for Langley City residents too high, one man shares

  • Feb 3, 2020
Taxes would be expected to go up in Langley City, if they proceed with a proposed $50-million loan. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: How is a senior in Langley supposed to afford rising property taxes?

A 44-year Township resident balks at suggested taxation rate proposed by staff

  • Jan 27, 2020
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