Village of Masset

January February 2020 Supplement

Let's Talk Housing

The Village of Masset is conducting a study to understand current and future housing needs and supply.  Tell us about your housing.  Enter to win a $100 gift card.  Take the Housing Survey by January 25th at the Village Office or go to


Business License Renewal

Business License Fees are now due for 2020.  If you are paying online or at the Credit Union, please notify the office to ensure that your payment is applied to the correct account. 
If you no longer require a business license, please call the office at 250-626-3995.


Village of Masset Building Bylaw No. 630

Siting and Use Application and Permit

The Village of Masset has bylaws in place to ensure that zoning and land use regulations are being adhered to by way of a Siting and Use Permit. 

If you are planning to build on your property please visit the Village Office to pick up a Siting and Use Application and review the Zoning Bylaw before you start any construction. 


BC Assessment Notices

Keep your eyes open for the BC Property Assessment notices.  The assessment is based on July 1 of the previous year’s market values.  For more information on how assessments are determined please contact 1-866-825-8322.  You can also get more information regarding this issue online at 

If you have not received your notice check with BC Assessment to ensure they have your correct mailing information.


Utility and Property Tax Balance

Please be advised that any outstanding amounts on your utility accounts as of December 31, 2019 have been transferred to your property taxes as arrears and will be accumulating interest.

2019 property tax amounts outstanding as of December 31, 2019 have been transferred to arrears and will be accumulating interest.


Note for Seniors

If you are 65 yrs. or older please let us know, the Village of Masset offers a seniors rate for utilities.  Come in to the office with your proof of age for us to apply this lower rate to you.


Holiday Gift Cards

Gwaii Trust Christmas Allocation Gift Cards are now available for pickup at the Village Office 1686 Main Street.  Please come in Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.  If cards are not picked up by January 15th, 2020 they will be donated to local charities and community groups.


Be Nice and Clear Your Ice

With the arrival of winter weather, the Village of Masset would like to remind you to consider the safety of others in making an effort to keep snow and ice clear from the sidewalks adjacent to your property, both residential and commercial.



Now would be a good time to make sure your waterlines are prepared for the cold. Each winter we see frozen pipes that cause damage and often require a call out fee for village staff to shut water off. Being prepared can save you money and prevent a big cleanup.


Dog Tags are Due to be Renewed

When licensing your dog we require their name, colour, breed and your contact information in case he or she is picked up.

Annual License Fees

Neutered/Spayed                 $15.00

Intact                                    $40.00

Seniors                                 $ 5.00

Renewal                               $ 5.00

(No GST charged on tags)


Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is now closed.  If you have business brochures they can be dropped off at the Village of Masset Office.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.