British Columbia Taxation

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The British Columbia Archives holds copies of colonial tax assessment rolls for southern Vancouver Island for the years 1861-1871.

British Columbia provincial tax assessment records on microfilm for 1876-1948 (but mostly for 1888-1924) are at the British Columbia Archives. For the address, see British Columbia Archives and Libraries .

Records are available for these historical assessment districts:

  • Alberni 
  • Barkerville 
  • Comox 
  • Cowichan 
  • Fort Steele 
  • Golden
  • Gulf Islands 
  • Kamloops 
  • Kettle River 
  • Lillooet 
  • Nelson
  • New Westminster
  • Prince George
  • Princeton
  • Quesnel Forks
  • Revelstoke
  • Rossland
  • Slocan
  • Vancouver
  • Vernon
  • Victoria

Assessment records may provide an individual's year of birth, religion, occupation, number of people in household, and value of buildings owned and residence if other than the property assessed.

The British Columbia Archives has an online BC Land Records Guide.

Some local archives or libraries will have copies of these records for their own areas, for example, the City of Vancouver Archives,