The Water and Sewer utilities within the town service area are owned by the Town. As such, Section 258 of the Province of British Columbia’s Community Charter establishes that all utility accounts of municipally-owned utilities are liens against the property, and outstanding balances of accounts in default on Dec. 31 are transferred to the tax account where the services were originally provided.
Partial payments can made at any time and there is no minimum payment amount.
The outstanding utility arrears amount is now part of taxes. Therefore, payment must be made to the tax roll, not the utility account. Visit our Property tax info and payments page for more information.
If you have any questions about the transfer to taxes processes contact the Town of Creston at 250-428-2214.