District of Sooke cancels tax sale

All overdue taxes paid by deadline

There was no need for the District of Sooke to hold its annual tax sale Monday – all the overdue tax bills were paid by auction time.

Originally, six properties were on the auction block.

Under the Local Government Act, a municipality is required to sell all properties whose taxes have not been paid for three years.

Landowners have 12 months to pay the district the amount owing to take back their property or it will roll over to the District of Sooke.

With the city as property-holder and if the property has seen improvements, owners also have the option of paying half the outstanding balance to extend the redemption deadline.

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