Fort St. John city councillors approved property tax rates for 2019 this week.
Municipal tax rates have been kept at 2018 levels, however, taxes the city collects for the regional district and BC Transit have increased by 2%.
Residential property owners will pay $4.86 per $1,000 of assessed value to the city. For their share of taxes for the Peace River Regional District, including the regional hospital district and other improvements, residents will pay a combined $1.43 per $1,000; and $0.24 for BC Transit.
The average homeowner will see their tax bills drop by $51 this year.
Businesses will pay $13.67 to the city, $3.52 to the regional district, and $0.59 to BC Transit.
Major industry will pay $26.97 to the city, $4.89 to the regional district, and $0.83 to BC Transit.
Light industry will pay $24.64 to the city, $4.89 to the regional district, and $0.83 to BC Transit.
Farms will pay $1.45 to the city, $1.43 to the regional district, and $0.24 to BC Transit.
The city is forecasting to collect $32.1 million in tax levies this year.
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