Empty Homes Tax City of Vancouver
Empty Homes Tax
Properties deemed empty will be subject to a tax of 1% of the property’s assessed taxable value.
Most homes will not be subject to the tax, as it does not apply to principal residences or homes rented for at least six months of the year; however all homeowners are required to submit a declaration.
Net revenues from the Empty Homes Tax will be reinvested into affordable housing initiatives.
The Empty Homes Tax is also known as the Vacancy Tax and is imposed under the Vacancy Tax Bylaw No. 11674.
Do you have an empty or underutilized property?
Learn what options you have in 2018 if your property is empty or underutilized.
Determine if your property will be subject to the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax). View exemptions and possible scenarios.
Learn how the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax) will be enforced, submit a Notice of Complaint, and pay and dispute a bylaw notice.
View a list of questions, answers, and definitions about the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax).
Find out more about the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax), including why the tax was introduced, reference documents, and more.
Submit your Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax) property status declaration for 2018 by the February 4, 2019.
Pay your property tax and Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax). Learn more about ways to pay, deadlines, and penalties.