If a utility account remains unpaid as of the close of business on June 15, a reminder notice will be generated and sent to the owner in late June. If the balance continues to be unpaid by mid-September a second, final reminder will be issued.
If the balance remains unpaid as of December 31 it is transferred to property taxes where the Surveyor issues a notice. A summary of the SCRD’s current collections policy is as follows:
One Day After Due Date of June 15 – Any outstanding current charge incurs a 2% penalty
30 Days After Due Date of June 15 – Any outstanding current charge incurs a 2% penalty
Greater than 30 Days After Due Date – If the account continues to remain unpaid on the 16th of the following month, an additional 2% will be applied to the account for each month that it remains outstanding, until paid in full.
Year End (December 31) – Balances that remain unpaid as of December 31 of the current year will be transferred to property taxes as per Local Government Act Section 399.2 (b).