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Community Charter, S.B.C. 2003, C. 26

In This Volume

  1. Part 1—Principles, Purposes and Interpretation

  2. 1 Principles of municipal governance [§50.3]

  3. 2 Principles of municipal-provincial relations [§50.4]

  4. 3 Purposes of Act [§50.5]

  5. 4 Broad interpretation [§50.6]

  6. 5 Definitions and other interpretation rules [§50.7]

  7. Part 2—Municipal Purposes and Powers

  8. Division 1—Purposes and Fundamental Powers

  9. 6 Municipalities and their councils [§50.8]

  10. 7 Municipal purposes [§50.9]

  11. 8 Fundamental powers [§50.10]

  12. 9 Spheres of concurrent authority [§50.11]

  13. Division 2—Scope of Jurisdiction

  14. 10 Relationship with Provincial laws [§50.12]

  15. 11 Area of jurisdiction [§50.13]

  16. Division 3—Ancillary Powers

  17. 13 Services outside municipality [§50.14]

  18. 13.1 Services within treaty lands [§50.15]

  19. 14 Intermunicipal service, regulatory and other schemes [§50.16]

  20. Part 3—Additional Powers and Limits on Powers

  21. Division 1—Partnering and Other Agreements

  22. 21 Partnering agreements [§50.17]

  23. 22 Agreements granting exclusive or limited franchises [§50.18]

  24. 23 Agreements with other public authorities [§50.19]

  25. Division 3—Municipal Property

  26. 26 Notice of proposed property disposition [§50.20]

  27. 27 Exchange or other disposal of park land [§50.21]

  28. 28 Disposal of water systems, sewage systems and other utilities [§50.22]

  29. 29 Municipal ownership of subdivision park land [§50.23]

  30. 30 Reservation and dedication of municipal property [§50.24]

  31. Division 4—Expropriation and Compensation

  32. 31 General expropriation power [§50.25]

  33. 32 Authority to enter on and use property [§50.26]

  34. 33 Compensation for expropriation and other actions [§50.27]

  35. 34 Appropriation of stream channel or bed without compensation [§50.28]

  36. Division 5—Highways

  37. 35 Ownership and possession of highways [§50.29]

  38. 36 General authority in relation to highways [§50.30]

  39. 37 Intermunicipal boundary highways [§50.31]

  40. 38 Temporary traffic restriction and traffic control [§50.32]

  41. 39 Additional powers in relation to highways [§50.33]

  42. 40 Permanent closure and removal of highway dedication [§50.34]

  43. 41 Restrictions in relation to highway disposition, closure or alteration [§50.35]

  44. 42 Agreements respecting compensation for extraordinary traffic [§50.36]

  45. 43 Agreements respecting municipal equipment on utility poles [§50.37]

  46. 44 Agreements to reserve land for highway purposes [§50.38]

  47. 45 Highway construction and dikes [§50.39]

  48. 46 Use of highways and public places [§50.40]

  49. Division 8—Building Regulation

  50. 56 Requirement for geotechnical report [§50.41]

  51. 57 Note against land title that building regulations contravened [§50.42]

  52. 58 Cancellation of note against land title [§50.43]

  53. Division 12—Remedial Action Requirements

  54. 80 Recovery of municipal costs through sale of property [§50.44]

  55. Part 5—Municipal Government and Procedures

  56. Division 5—Officers and Employees

  57. 146 Officer positions [§50.45]

  58. 148 Corporate officer [§50.46]

  59. Division 7—Other Matters

  60. 159 Notice to municipality [§50.47]

  61. 160 Notice by municipality: obligation satisfied if reasonable effort made [§50.48]

  62. 162 Certified copies of municipal records [§50.49]

  63. 163 Evidence of municipal bylaws and other records [§50.50]

  64. Part 7—Municipal Revenue

  65. Division 1—General

  66. 192 General revenue sources [§50.51]

  67. 193 Authority for fees and taxes [§50.52]

  68. Division 3—Property Value Taxes

  69. 197 Annual property tax bylaw [§50.53]

  70. 198 Assessment averaging and phasing options [§50.54]

  71. 199 Property tax rates regulations [§50.55]

  72. Division 4—Parcel Taxes

  73. 200 Parcel tax bylaw [§50.56]

  74. 201 Property subject to parcel tax [§50.57]

  75. 202 Parcel tax roll for purpose of imposing tax [§50.58]

  76. 203 Content of parcel tax roll [§50.59]

  77. Division 5—Local Service Taxes

  78. 210 Authority for local area services [§50.60]

  79. 211 Requirements for establishing a local area service [§50.61]

  80. 216 Local service taxes [§50.62]

  81. Division 6—Statutory Exemptions

  82. 220 General statutory exemptions [§50.63]

  83. 221 Grandparented pollution abatement exemptions [§50.64]

  84. 221.1 Grandparented dust and particulate matter eliminator exemptions [§50.65]

  85. 222 Phased farm property tax exemption [§50.66]

  86. 223 Exemptions under regulations [§50.67]

  87. Division 7—Permissive Exemptions

  88. 224 General authority for permissive exemptions [§50.68]

  89. 225 Partnering, heritage, riparian and other special exemption authority [§50.69]

  90. 226 Revitalization tax exemptions [§50.70]

  91. 227 Notice of permissive tax exemptions [§50.71]

  92. Division 8—Tax Liability of Occupiers

  93. 228 Taxation of Crown land used by others [§50.72]

  94. 229 Taxation of municipal land used by others [§50.73]

  95. 230 Taxation of occupier of exempt land [§50.74]

  96. Division 9—General Revenue Collection Authority

  97. 231 Recovery of taxes and fees [§50.75]

  98. 232 Collection agreements with other taxing authorities [§50.76]

  99. Division 10—Property Tax Due Dates and Tax Notices

  100. 232.1 Definition and application of section 160 [§50.77]

  101. 233 Options for tax due dates [§50.78]

  102. 234 General tax collection scheme [§50.79]

  103. 235 Alternative municipal tax collection scheme [§50.80]

  104. 236 Owner may elect which scheme to use [§50.81]

  105. 237 General tax notices [§50.82]

  106. 238 Persons may request copies of tax notices [§50.83]

  107. Division 11—Adjustments to Taxes

  108. 239 Interest on overpayment of taxes [§50.84]

  109. 240 Adjustments for assessment changes [§50.85]

  110. 241 Taxation based on supplementary roll [§50.86]

  111. 242 Apportionment of property value taxes if land subdivided [§50.87]

  112. 243 Apportionment of parcel taxes if land subdivided [§50.88]

  113. Division 12—Payment of Taxes

  114. 244 Application of tax payments [§50.89]

  115. 245 Taxes in arrear [§50.90]

  116. 246 Delinquent taxes [§50.91]

  117. 247 Treatment of outstanding taxes on subdivision or cancellation of subdivision [§50.92]

  118. 248 Statement of outstanding taxes [§50.93]

  119. 249 Certificate of outstanding taxes [§50.94]

  120. Division 13—Recovery of Taxes

  121. 250 Taxes are a special charge on the land [§50.95]

  122. 251 Liability of assessed owner [§50.96]

  123. 252 Recovery of taxes by the legal remedy of distress [§50.97]

  124. 253 Power to accept real property in place of taxes [§50.98]

  125. 254 Tax sales [§50.99]

  126. 255 Notice of delinquent taxes on Crown land [§50.100]

  127. 256 Recovery of taxes on Crown land subject to an agreement for sale [§50.101]

  128. 257 Recovery of taxes on Crown land held under lease or licence [§50.102]

  129. Division 14—Recovery of Special Fees

  130. 258 Special fees may be collected as property taxes [§50.103]

  131. 259 Special fees that are liens against property [§50.104]

  132. Schedule—Definitions and Rules of Interpretation

  133. 1 Definitions [§50.105]

  134. 2 Application of Local Government Act definitions [§50.106]

  135. 4 References to municipal officers [§50.107]