Services Levy

The UBC services levy is used to run the community centres, athletic and cultural facilities, and to maintain public spaces and infrastructure within UBC neighbourhoods.

The Services Levy Notices are mailed out in mid-June annually. For 2020, the Services Levy was mailed out late on July 3rd.

Please note that, unlike previous years, drop box services at the Wesbrook Community Centre and UBC Financial Operations are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Get more information, including the different uses and billing. Please contact Revenue Accounting at 604-822-3596 or levy@finance.ubc.ca with any questions.

Access your Account Balance Online

Visit the Services Levy website where you can search for property information by typing in your access code and your address or roll number. You can find your access code on the top right-hand corner of your Services Levy Statement.

Check your balance now 

Upcoming Changes in 2021 to UBC Services Levy

Due to the UBC Integrated Renewal Program and the implementation of Workday in the Fall of 2020,  you will receive a new Customer Number in 2021 and new instructions for online access to balance enquiry.  In the meantime, and for payments due in the summer of 2020, the process for accessing your account balance online remains unchanged.

The Integrated Renewal Program provides the university with an opportunity to use best practice security features for balance enquiry and electronic delivery of invoices. To enable these features the university requires an email addresses for each of our customers by August 31 2020.

Provide your Email Address

PRIVACY NOTIFICATION: When you use the UBC Services Levy Portal, UBC collects certain personal information from you, including your name, residential address, mailing address,  and contact information (such as your e-mail address), as well as other required information solely for the purposes of managing and administering the Services Levy program, issuing and distributing invoices, sending you important communications regarding your levy or the Services Levy Program, and in order to respond to your individual inquiries.  UBC collects this information under the authority of section s.26 (c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy act (FIPPA).  UBC only shares this information with the BC Assessment Authority in order to administer and manage the Services Levy Program and assignment of levies and payments or as permitted by law.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security of the information you provide UBC, please contact Tanya Stein 

What is the Services Levy?

The services levy is like the municipal portion of property taxes for residential properties on UBC’s campus. Property owners on UBC’s campus pay a Rural Tax to the Province of British Columbia and the Services Levy to UBC. The two added together are the same as the City of Vancouver municipal tax due on a property with the same assessed value. 

  • You receive two invoices—Rural Tax invoice from the province and Services levy invoice from UBC—but are not paying taxes twice.
  • Please do not send your payment of the Rural Property Tax to UBC.  Call the Rural Property Tax office at 1-250-387-0555 or toll free in Vancouver at 604-660-2421 or email at RuralTax@gov.bc.ca for its payment information.