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Public Notice of Tax Sale

WHEN: Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:00 am PST
WHERE: Council Chambers, City Hall, City of New Westminster
511 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC

All Provincial Health Officer orders for public indoor settings will be applied during the tax sale process. Based on current provincial health regulations, the tax sale will be limited to 24 participants.

Due to social distancing requirements and the need to limit the number of attendees, all bidders must pre-register between 8:35 am to 9:55 am at City Hall. No registrations will be permitted after 9:55 am. Only registered bidder will be allowed into Council Chambers for the tax sale process. Friends or family of registered bidders are

Registered participants must be the age of majority, 19 or older, to register and will be required to show photo ID showing their legal name and their Social Insurance Number (SIN) when registering. Registered bidders must have in their possession certified funds of the upset price at the time of registration.

The following parcels will be offered for sale by public auction unless the delinquent taxes with interest are sooner paid.

1. The lowest amount for which parcels may be sold is the “Upset Price”.
2. The highest bidder at or above the upset price shall be declared the purchaser.
The purchaser must pay by certified cheque or bank draft. Bidders will be given until 2:00 pm on September 27, 2021 to secure funds for the balance of the bid price. Upset price to be paid at time of tax sale.
3. If no bids are received, the City will be declared the purchaser.
4. The purchaser has no legal rights to the property until one year has expired from the date of sale.
5. The owner has one year in which to redeem the property by paying back the upset price plus interest accrued to the date of redemption.
6. At redemption, the purchaser is refunded the bid price plus interest accrued from the date of the tax sale. Refunds will be processed within one month.
7. The City of New Westminster makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale
8. Prospective purchasers are urged to make all necessary inquiries to the municipality and other government agencies to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. In the case of strata lots, questions can be directed to the strata corporation.

No information about the tax sale properties will be provided over the phone. For general inquiries about the tax sale process, please contact the City of New Westminster - Revenue and Collections staff at 604-527-4550 or