FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Following the deadline extension, due to COVID-19, the City of Fort St. John reports that it has collected over 90 percent of property taxes owed for 2020.

In a report by Finance director Shirley Collington, 92.51 percent of taxes owed were collected by the September 30 deadline, about 2.0 percent more than compared to 2019.

By the initial July deadline, Collington says the City had collected 62.48 percent of taxes owed.

While a little over 92 percent of taxes have been paid up, there is still $3.4 million in taxes owed to the City.

For the 2020 property taxes, the City levied $45.4 million on 9,190 properties, which includes taxes for the City, School District, Regional District, and the Province.

The Finance department will be sending out letters to inform property owners that they missed the deadline and the options available for them to submit payment.