Financial Services

Elkford’s Financial Services Department is responsible for budgeting and administering the financial resources of the municipality.

Overseen by the Director of Financial Services, the Finance Department is responsible for administering the financial resources of the municipality. In addition to providing financial guidance and information to council, staff and the public in the financial planning endeavours of the organization, the department is also accountable for revenue collection, grant management, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, risk management, insurance, annual tax sale and statutory reporting. 

Under the leadership of the Director of Financial Services, council and staff undergo a comprehensive annual financial planning process to set annual budgets and goals, all anchored in the District of Elkford’s Official Community Plan, strategic plan and mission, vision and values. 

The Five-Year Financial Plan and Budget outlines how the District of Elkford will allocate resources to deliver the day-to-day programs and services that our community relies on, all while keeping taxes affordable, demonstrating accountability and fiscal responsibility through transparent reporting, monitoring and auditing and adhering to all legislative requirements outlined in the Community Charter


In-Kind Assistance for Community Groups

As authorized under the Community Charter, the District of Elkford is committed to supporting community groups who aim to enhance the community through programs, events or services by way of in-kind assistance.

Prior to applying for in-kind assistance, please carefully review the District of Elkford's In-Kind Assistance Policy and then complete and submit the In-Kind Assistance Request Form per the instructions outlined within the policy and on the form. You may also visit 744 Fording Drive to request printed copies. 

For more information, contact 250.865.4000 or


Make a payment online with your credit card:

The District of Elkford is now accepting online payments with select credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) through the secure OptionPay System (with applicable third party fees). Note that all processing fees are charged by OptionPay and are not received by the municipality. View the OptionPay Tiered Rate table here.

In addition to the option of paying directly through your financial institution's online banking system, payments for certain District of Elkford bills and services may now be paid by credit card online. Payments will take two to five business days to be received by the municipality, so please allow for this processing time while making your payment. Please keep in mind not to exceed your daily and/or transaction processing limit when making credit card payments. For optimal performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers when accessing OptionPay.

The District of Elkford currently accepts payments for the following through OptionPay:

  • Property taxes
  • Parcel taxes
  • Utilities
  • Accounts receivable (invoices)
  • Building permits
  • Business licences
  • Tickets/fines
  • Campground fees

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