Series S293 - Vancouver water service applications

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Vancouver water service applications

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129 microfilm reels

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Since 1966, the Revenue and Treasury Division has been responsible for the functions of treasury and tax collection. The treasury function has been part of the Department of Finance since 1886. Prior to 1966, the duties associated with this function were carried out by the City Treasurer and included receiving monies, the paying of authorized accounts, custody of negotiable securities (with the Director of Finance) and the recording of debenture ownership as requested. The tax collection function has also been part of the Department of Finance since 1886. Prior to 1966, the duties associated with this function were carried out by various offices, e.g., the Collector of Taxes, Poll Tax Collector, Revenue Tax Collector, and Special Collections Branch, and included the collection of property taxes, local improvement charges and flat water rates, parking meter monies, and other sundry accounts, auctions involving the tax sale of property, the issuing of tax certificates and the custody of the tax rolls. In 1966, these two functions were brought together through the amalgamation of the Property Tax Branch and Collections Branch to form the Revenue and Treasury Division.

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Series includes, in addition to water applications, many installation orders, requisitions for meters, application and agreement forms, applications for supply service connection, and applications for fire service connection. More recent files consist of applications for water service connection with corresponding installation orders. Arranged in application number order.

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Hard copies, transferred from the Branch, have been microfilmed by the Archives on a regular basis. Originals have been disposed of.

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MCR 26

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series 367 (Engineering Department) Water Application Record Books (1886-1911).

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To obtain an application number for a particular address up to 1965 refer to the Water Service Record Cards, series 294, located at MCR 21 in the Reading Room.


Microfilmed between 1983-1997

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  • Box: MCR 026