Village of Masset

July August 2017 Newsletter

Change of Address Request

Change of Address for Tax Notice and Utility Bill

To ensure that you continue to receive your notice of assessment, your tax notice and your utility bills in a timely manner, and avoid any penalties, we encourage you to contact BC Assessment and update your address for all properties that you own.  You can contact BC Assessment online at or by phone at (800) 990-1116. Your utility bill address and property tax address is updated with what BC Assessment sends us annually.


Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Center

Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Center Summer Hours

Open 7 Days Week
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


VOM Property Tax Sale


In cases that property taxes are delinquent on September 08, 2017 properties will be advertised for sale in the Haida Gwaii Observer, then sold at the property tax sale on September 25, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Please ensure that delinquent amounts are paid in full prior to September 25, 2017


Garbage Regulation

Big Red Ent. has brought to our attention that there has been an increase in the amount of garbage by-law regulations not being followed. The following is a couple regulations that have been most noticeable.

Placing of Garbage Receptacles
Garbage receptacles shall be placed at the curb or edge of the street right-of-way or in garbage containers prior to 8:00 am on the designated pick-up day for:
  i.   the collection area; and
  ii.  If a pick-up falls on a statutory holiday ISWAC will advertise the day and time the service will be provided.

Contents and Covering of Cans
No liquids or free water shall be put or placed in or allowed to run or accumulate in any regulation garbage receptacle, and all such regulation garbage receptacles shall, at all times, be kept securely covered with a water tight cover.

Container Limits
For the purpose of this Bylaw, the regular garbage collection service shall consist of the removal of the contents of not more that two regulation garbage receptacles.

Extra garbage will be removed only if a garbage tag is affixed to the contents (normally a bag) of additional regulation receptacles.  If oversized receptacles are used and are full, tags will be required for the removal of any additional garbage.  These can be purchased at the Village of Masset office for $2.00 per tag.

Regulation Garbage Receptacle
means a galvanized iron or plastic receptacle, circular in design and provided with a good and sufficient water tight cover, having a capacity of not more than 0.71 m3 and having a diameter of not more that 41 cm and a depth of not more that 61 cm.  The maximum gross weight of any receptacle plus its contents must not exceed 30 kg.

If you would like more information, the Village of Masset office has a copy of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Bylaw No. 276.


Civic Holiday

The Village of Masset Office will by closed Monday, August 7th for the Civic Holiday.