Property Taxation

Main Contact:

Carlene George, Taxation Administrator

Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext: 232 Fax: (250) 493-2882

Please use the following extensions when calling Taxation or Utility billing:

Tax Clerk – Carmen, Ext. 233

Tax Administrator – Carlene, Ext 232

For information regarding the following:

• Tax searches
• Title searches
• Tax laws
• Account details
• Payment methods

Utility billing
• Utility invoices
• Payment methods
• Account details


Carlene_George_smCarlene George
Taxation Administrator

Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext: 232
Fax: (250) 493-2882

Carlene started working for the Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Department in July of 2009.  In 2011 she completed the Certificate in First Nation Taxation Administration with the TULO Centre of Indigenous Economics and Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops BC. This was the first graduating class in all of Canada to receive and hold this certification.  In 2015 Carlene completed the requirements to obtain the Certified First Nations Tax Administrator (CFNTA) title this involves commitment to the First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) Code of Ethics and annual CFNTA maintenance.  Carlene is a part of the FNTAA Board as well at the Tulo Indigenous Economics Board.  She is honored to work in the First Nation Property Taxation field and for the Penticton Indian Band community.  She believes transparency in taxation is key.


Carmen_George_smCarmen George
Taxation Clerk

Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext: 233
Fax: (250) 493-2882

Carmen started working for The Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Department as the Taxation Clerk on June 1 2020. She is eager to attend the First Nations Taxation Administration Certificate program through Thompson River University and TULO Indigenous Economics to become certified. Her goal is to enhance the PIB property tax department with capacity and knowledge.
She is excited to meet PIB taxpayers.


** Please be advised that The Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Department charges $50.00 per tax search requested, as per Section 21(1)(2) of the PIB Property Taxation Law 2015. **

** There is a $30.00 non refundable fee payable to the Penticton Indian Band when you appeal your assessment, as per Section 29(1)(c) of the PIB Property Assessment Law 2015.  If the appeal fee is not submitted with the written notice of appeal the assessor shall advise the appellant by registered mail that the appeal will be deemed invalid if the appeal fee is not received in the office of the assessor. **

Important tips to Penticton Indian Band Taxpayers:


Methods of payments:

  • Credit Card / Debit – in person by machine * New awesome option
  • Cheque – in person or mail
  • Money order – in person or mail
  • Cash – in person
  • Online – if your bank accepted PENTICTON INDIAN BAND TAXES
  • Apply for your grant online OR in person

Was your name or address incorrect on your annual BC Assessment Notice that you receive in January?

  • If you see incorrect information on your BC Assessment Notice, please contact BC Assessment and notify them of any changes you require. We also ask that you also notify the PIB Property Taxation Office as well as.

If you did not receive a tax notice:

  • Recently bought a new place, the tax notice may have been sent in the previous owner’s name, if that’s the case also confirm with your lawyer or notary that your portion of taxes were adjusted at the time of sale.
  • Purchasing an existing property on PIB, we may have not been notified that you’re the new owner.

Did you receive a tax notice for a property where you no longer occupy?

  • Please forward the tax notice to the new owner
  • Return the notice by mail to the Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Dept.

Instructions for paying your property tax online:

  • Account: your folio number starting with the number (don’t add all the zeros)
  • Other methods of payment: Cash, Cheque, Money Order, payable to the “Penticton Indian Band Property Tax

Understanding Property Assessments and Property Taxes

BC Assessment Video: Understanding Property Assessment & Property Taxes –

Useful Property Taxpayer Information

LINK: Reserve Land – By Location

If you are a non-member leaseholder on reserve land, you need to pay property taxes. Who you receive your property tax notice from, and pay, depends on whether the First Nation charges its own property taxes. When the First Nation charges its own property taxes, they will send your property tax notice. You pay your property taxes to the First Nation.

You are not eligible for the provincial property tax deferment and home owner grant programs when you pay property taxes for your principal residence to a First Nation. However, the First Nation may offer its own home owner grant program.

If you have questions about your property taxes, contact the First Nation.

If the First Nation doesn’t charge property taxes, your taxes will be administered by the municipality or the province if the property is located in a rural area.

LINK: Grants in place of Home Owner Grant Act benefits


(Note that you can also still apply for the annual grant in person or by mail)

Taxpayers can apply for the Home Owner Grants through the online portal. The tax team will review and approve each grant that comes through for the appropriate information and you will receive a confirmation email back once approved. Please reference the back of the tax notice for grant qualifications.

Home Owner Grant Website Login:

You will need to have your assessment ID and your access key – found on your tax notice!


Assessment ID: 151988 (the 6-digit number)
Access Key: 7FAPPW



10% Penalty After Due Date

Part X Penalties&Interest




Deaths, leases, new registration, title

  • A certified true copy of the death certificate
  • A cover letter which includes the nature of the registration and context, legal description of the lot
  • Once registered the interest will transfer to the surviving joint tenant

Indigenous Service Canada
Lands and Economic Development
1138 Melville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4S3
ATT: BC Land Registry

Phone: 1-604-775-5100

BC Assessment
Name, address changes

  • Detailed information and instructions are on the BC Assessment notice you receive annually in January

BC Assessment
300-1631 Dickenson Ave.
Kelowna BC
V1Y 0B5

Phone: 1-866-825-8322

Ownership, Transfers, Details…
Manufactured Home Registry
PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3
Ph: 250-952-7976 Fax: 250-387-3055

BC Assessment Contact: 1-866-825-8322
300-1631 Dickson Ave, Kelowna BC V1Y 0B5



Property Taxation Audited Financial Statements

District 2 Transition Rate Plan

This applies to the taxpayers who have been Penticton Indian Band Taxpayers since 2008

View annual expenditure (budgets), rates, tax and assessment laws from 2008-Current

Instructions on how to view Penticton Indian Band information:

  1. Click the red box – PART II – Laws and By-laws, codes and other enactments
  2. Search all – Search for: Penticton Indian Band 
  3. Will show a list of everything pertaining to PIB

Click the link and follow the above instructions: First Nations Gazette


* * 2023 Information * *

  • 2023 Proposed Revised Expenditure Law
  • 2023 PIB PROPOSED Expenditure Law
  • 2023 PIB PROPOSED Rates Law
  • 2023 NOTICE of tax rate increase
  • 2023 Taxpayer Newsletter
  • UNPAID TAXPAYERS – Arrears notices have been sent out in the month of January 2023
    • If you are a new homeowner for part of the 2022 year and have unpaid property taxes/utilities, please ensure you look at your sale documents to see the credit payment from the previous owner (seller) for their portion of the property tax, your responsible for the remainder of the year.
  • UNPAID UTILITIES – Notices have been sent out in the month of January 2023
  • TAXPAYERS – have until Feb 14 2023 to appeal their 2023 Assessment Notices from BC Assessment provide a letter to BC Assessment and $30.00 Fee to Penticton Indian Band Property Tax Department


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