New Resident Info

Welcome to Radium Hot Springs!  As a new resident, the following information will be of assistance to you:


Your Property Assessment Notice is sent out at the beginning of January. The Notice comes from the BC Assessment Authority, not the Village Office. If you do not agree with the assessed value of your property, you have the opportunity to challenge the assessment. However, there are strict deadlines for filing for a review, so please ensure that you read your Notice carefully as these dates are indicated on the Notice.

BC Assessment can be contacted at 1-800-556-9229. The local area office serving the Village of Radium Hot Springs is located in Cranbrook, BC. You can also visit the website at


Property taxes are billed once per year, in mid-May, and are due the first business day after the Canada Day holiday.  Property taxes can be paid by cash, cheque, debit or online/telephone banking. Payments CANNOT be made at a bank (some banks accept the payment, but simply forward it to the Village, usually resulting in a late payment and penalty). If you pay by online/telephone banking, please allow sufficient time for the transaction to occur.

Any amount outstanding as of 4:30pm on the due date, is subject to a 10% penalty. Post marks are not accepted.

Taxes that remain unpaid by the end of the year become taxes in arrears as of January 1 and begin to accrue daily interest until paid.

YOUR UTILITIES (water and sewer only)

Water and sewer utilities are invoiced three times per year as follows:

  • First period - January to April - billed beginning of May
  • Second period - May - August - billed beginning of September
  • Third Period - September - December - billed beginning of January

Payment can be made as noted above. Unpaid utility invoices are transferred to the property owner's tax account on December 31st. 

The Village offers a Pre-Authorized Debit payment plan for both taxes and utilities. Click on the Online Services tab for further information. 


The Village does not provide garbage pick up. Residential garbage can be taken to the rural Edgewater transfer station, located about 10 km north of Radium. Large items, such as appliances, furniture, yard waste, propane cylinders, etc. should be taken to the Columbia Valley Landfill site - located about 18km south of Radium Hot Springs, in Windermere. The landfill site is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is closed on Remembrance Day, Christmas and New Year's Day. There is an on-site recycling depot with yellow bins, including a glass bin as well as a Reuse Centre. Any household items that are in good working condition can be dropped off at the Reuse Centre.

For more information about the Columbia Valley Landfill site, visit the RDEK website at


Water use, on average, doubles during the summer months. Much of this increase is caused by needless water waste. By using water wisely, you will waste less water and cause less stress on the Village's treatment and distribution system. As the Village of Radium Hot Springs grows, it is important to maintain water conservation standards and to remember that conservation does not mean doing without, it means using our resources wisely.

Users are asked to restrict their water use to watering only on the days that correspond with their address. For example, a house number ending with an even number should water only on calendar days that are even numbered and vice versa with house numbers that end with an odd number.

In Radium Hot Springs, water conservation measures are in effect from JUNE 1st until SEPTEMBER 30th of each year, with no watering of lawns and gardens between 10:00am and 6:00pm.  


In accordance with Village bylaws, all dogs over the age of four months are required to be licenced in the Village. This bylaw applies to all residents of Radium, whether you are a homeowner or a renter. You may obtain a licence at the Village Office. The current fee is $10 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $40 for one that is not spayed or neutered. Please complete the Animal Registration form located in the Documents block to the right. Please bring veterinary proof of alteration when applying for your licence. Dog licences run the calendar year.


The public library and the fire department are continuously in need of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the fire department, please contact the Fire Chief, Dave Dixon, at 347-6455 or drop by the firehall on Monday night between 7-9pm  when practices are held.

If you would like to assist at the library, please stop by our new location in the Radium Hot Springs Centre, 4863 Radium Boulevard, or call the library director at 347-2434.

Thank you.