Office Contact

Office Forms & Applications

Building Permit Application
Business License Application
Council Delegation Application
Demolition Permit
Development Permit Application
Development Variance Permit Application
Development Variance Permit Application Guide
Dog licence application
Liquor and Cannabis Licence Application
OCP Amendment Application
Rezoning Application- Form
Sign Permit Application
Temporary Use Application
Village of Burns Lake- Municipal Resident Guide FoodCycler
Water and Sewer Connection Application

Administration Menu

Emergency Contacts

Police, Fire, Medical




The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are responsible for law enforcement in the Municipality.
Phone: 250 692‑7171
Address: 147 Hwy 35
Mailing Address: PO Box 759 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0


Fire Chief: 250 692‑7587
In case of a wildfire contact the Ministry of Forests, Protection Branch
Call toll free 1 800 663‑5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.


Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre 250 692‑2400
Burns Lake Medical Clinic 250 692‑3111

Pay for Services

Pay Online with Credit Card

The Village of Burns Lake is pleased to announce that it will now accept payment by VISA, MasterCard or debit card for select municipal bills/services.

OptionPay is our new third-party payment processor. For a nominal processing fee, you can use OptionPay to make card payment through our website using the “Online Bill Payments” link, on your smart phone by scanning the QR Code, or phone to the finance group and in our municipal office. All processing fees are charged by OptionPay and are not received by the Municipality.

Utilizing OptionPay enables our Municipality to keep our overall payment acceptance processing costs down yet provides individual residents with the ability to utilize their credit/debit card for payment of municipal bills/services.

All payments will be received by the Municipality within 48 business hours, so please be sure to allow this processing time when making your payment. Also ensure to know your daily and/or transaction processing limit when making credit card payments.

Credit card rewards are earned on the entire purchase, including fees.

Currently, for our Municipality, the following bill types can be paid through OptionPay Online:

  • Accounts Receivable (invoice)
  • Business Licenses
  • Property Taxes
  • Utilities

Pay Online with Your Bank or Credit Union

Residents may now pay online for Property Taxes and Utility Bills. If you bank at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union, CIBC, or RBC, sign in to your online banking and add the Village of Burns Lake to your bill payments.

Also, to help alleviate the annual cost of utility bills, you can begin monthly utility bill payments online. While utility bills are due in the spring, there is no late penalty added to the bill until December 31st of the same year. At this time the bill is added to your property taxes. This year, when you receive your bill, divide the payments out between the remaining months of the year to make the payments more manageable. Next year, divide the payments throughout the entire year to make them even less of a burden.

Pay at the Village Office

Payment for all Municipal Services can be made in person at the Village Office located at #15, 3rd Avenue. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Cheque, and Cash. Cheques can be mailed to: Village of Burns Lake, PO Box 570, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0.

  • Accounts Receivable (invoice)
  • Business Licenses
  • Property Taxes
  • Utilities
  • Building Permits
  • Cemetery Fees
  • Pet Licenses
  • Tax Certificates
  • Tickets/Fines


Local levels of government provide water, sewer, and garbage services. Utility billing is prepared by the Finance Department and sent out in April.