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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Business Processes Update July 7, 2020

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Planning Applications for up and coming Public Hearings/Hearings has moved.


July 7, 2020 Update 

View the City of Salmon Arm COVID-19 Safety Plan here

July 2, 2020 Update

City Hall Hall is now open to the public from 8:30am to 4:00pm with physical distancing protocols in place.  You are encouraged to continue to use the links below to purchace dog licenses, garbage and food waste tags and bus passes.

April 29, 2020 Update

The City of Salmon Arm is providing a COVID-19 Emergency Grant Fund for Charities and Non-Profits Organizations. The application form (pdf) is now available.  

The City of Salmon Arm’s Covid Emergency Grant Fund is a stop gap measure to keep vulnerable people safe while charities, non-profits and social agencies await the roll out of provincial and federal announced funding.

As such, the intent is to focus on basic supplies, prevention and repairs so as not to exacerbate a situation which could lead to further spread.

Items considered, if needed, to address an emergency would include such things as:

  • Food/Water 
  • Basic toiletries
  • Diapers, formula and baby food
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kits
  • Urgent repairs of facilities (sanitation), vehicles (delivery of supplies)
  • Additional security measures
  • PPE for volunteers (if not made available from Health Authority)
  • Cleaning supplies for front line facilities
  • Training for front line staff/volunteers
  • Storage/refrigeration
  • Safe disposal of recycling and garbage on front line sites

The fund can help insure that an immediate emergency can be addressed quickly thereby helping to prevent the spread of Covid.

If your organization qualifies for federal or provincial funding and it is not an immediate emergency, it is unlikely this fund is the most appropriate for your request.

April 9, 2020 Update

Garbage, Recycling & Food Waste Collection
To minimize risk to our waste collectors and processors, personal care products accepted in either the curbside garbage or food waste collection must now be contained within a sealed bag. Specifically, items such as tissues and napkins must be placed in compostable bags, tied shut and placed in the curbside green bin for collection, or otherwise put in your garbage bag. For information as to what-goes-where, refer to our Curbside Collection web page or download the Recycle Coach mobile phone app. Call the City if further information is required. Thank you for your cooperation.

March 18, 2020 Update

At the direction of Council, the City of Salmon Arm has closed the SASCU Recreation Centre, Shaw Centre Arena, Little Mountain Field House, Memorial Arena Indoor Sports Complex, Fire Halls, Public Works Yard and City Hall to the public, effective March 19, 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the community.

Please contact the city at 250.803.4000 or email with any inquires.

  • BC transit will be switching to rear loading busses and not collecting fares.

The City has implemented the following temporary business procedures / payment procedures.

Please use the following forms for:

Payment options are as follows:

Personalized cheques or money orders made payable to the City of Salmon Arm:

  • Mail – PO Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
  • City Hall Drop Box – located to the left of the main entrance

Online Banking

  • Property Tax Payments
              - Login to your online banking
              - Payee - “Salmon Arm (City of) Property Taxes”
              - Account Number – Enter the last eight digits of your property tax roll number as shown on your tax notice; without spaces, decimals or dashes (i.e. 01234567). Do not enter the first 3 digits ‘322’.

  • Utility Payments
              - Login to your online banking
              - Payee - “Salmon Arm (City of) Property Taxes”
              - Account Number – Enter the thirteen digits of your utility account number as shown on your utility bill; without spaces, decimals or dashes (i.e. 00006115005000).

  • Other Payments (Pet Licence, Accounts Receivable, Business Licence, Building Permits, Planning & Development Applications, Garbage/Food Bag Tags, etc.)
              - Login to your online banking
              - Payee - “Salmon Arm (City of) Property Taxes”
              - Account Number – Enter 99999999
              - When a payment is made to this account, an email must be sent to Finance@salmonarm.ca within 2 days with the following details:
                        - Your Name
                        - Name on Bank Account (if different than name above)
                        - Financial Institution Used for Payment
                        - Payment Amount
                        - Payment Date
                        - Payment Description – please provide as much detail as possible
  • Examples:

    • Accounts Receivable – account number & invoice number
    • Garbage or Food Bag Tags - number of garbage or food bag tags and a physical address they can be delivered to or mailed to
  • **Important Note - Any payments received, where an email has not been received, will be rejected and sent back to the payor

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