Every September, the City holds a tax sale where properties with three years of unpaid property taxes are offered for sale by auction. The tax sale is a requirement of the Local Government Act.
2019 Tax Sale
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Quesnel City Hall Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant Street
If the delinquent taxes are paid before 10:00 am on the tax sale day, they will be removed from the list of properties.
Tax Sale Advertising
Properties that have delinquent balances and are included in the annual tax sale will be listed in the local newspaper not less than 3, or more than 10 days, prior to the Tax Sale.
- Properties are sold at the Upset Price which equals all outstanding taxes + penalties + interest + 5% tax sale costs + Land Title Office fees.
- All property sales are “as is” without warrant or guarantee by the City of Quesnel.
- The City of Quesnel makes no representation, express or implied, as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. There is also no representation made either express or implied regarding the suitability for construction or ability to procure building permits for any vacant lots sold.
- It is prospective bidder’s responsibility to search the title of the property in advance to determine if there are any charges registered against the property.
- Successful bidders must secure their bid by making payment to the City of Quesnel cashier by 1:45 pm. Payment must be made by cash, certified cheque, money order or Interac Debit Card.
- Do not trespass onto the properties being offered for sale. It would be an infringement on the owner's right.
- Pay your property taxes and claim your home owner grant (if eligible) by the due date.
- Pay your delinquent taxes by September 10 to avoid your property from being listed in the newspaper.
- Pay your delinquent taxes, including interest, by mid-September to stop your property from going to tax sale.
The current owner has 1 year after the property is sold at Tax Sale to pay all taxes, interest, and charges to retain ownership of their property. Registered charge holders, as well as the owner, have full right to redeem the property.
As soon as the property is redeemed, the City of Quesnel will refund to the Tax Sale purchaser the purchase price, plus interest to the date of redemption.
The redemption period last for one year after the property is sold at Tax Sale.
During the redemption period, the property owner continues to have the right to live on the property but the purchaser has the right to enter on the property sold to maintain it in a proper condition and to prevent waste.
For more information about rights during the redemption period, view the Local Government Act Section 665 (1) to (2).
If the property is not redeemed during the 1-year period, the Collector registers the new owner at the Land Title Office, thus cancelling all previous charges, except for those matters set out in Section 276(1)(c) to (g) of the Land Title Act, and any lien of the Crown, an improvement district, or local district.