The health and safety of our employees and our community remain our top priority.
Residents can expect City Hall to look a little different to support physical distancing and public safety.
“We are excited to be reopening our doors to the public,” says Chris Barlow, Chief Administrative Officer. “COVID-19 forced us to look at doing business differently and I’m proud we were able to keep providing all service that the public expects from the City during these trying times.”
During the pandemic, the City continues to strongly encourage the public to do City business online or by phone whenever possible. More information can be found on the City’s website at castlegar.ca. Residents can find more information about paying property taxes and applying for the Home Owner Grant online at castlegar.ca/propertytaxes.
After property tax notices were mailed earlier this month, the City began scheduling in-person appointments for people who wanted to pay taxes or apply for the Home Owner Grant at City Hall. Appointments will not be required starting June 29.
Residents are asked to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the provincial health guidelines and using caution when visiting City facilities by:
- staying home if you’re feeling unwell
- practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres space from others
- washing your hands thoroughly
- avoiding touching your face
- coughing or sneeze into your elbow or tissue
- limiting use at busy times and do not create crowds
- considering wearing a non-medical mask
View more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit castlegar.ca/covid19.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.