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Land acquisition documents

Series consists of records dealing with land sales including conveyances, deeds, mortgages, and land and Crown grants.The documentation traces the history of ownership of various properties until they come into the possession of the Corporation of...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

City Council correspondence inward

This 31 cm of correspondence is all that remains of the letters received by the City Clerk before 1940.The correspondence covers a wide range of subjects, but there is no alphabetical subject index to it. A chronological item-level descriptive li...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Mayor's miscellaneous correspondence and invitations

Series consists of invitations and miscellaneous correspondence inward and outward pertaining to protocol visits and ceremonies. Includes items from the British Columbia Rifle Association, the Lieutenant Governor, and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the Mayor

Mayor and Council photographs

Series consists primarily of individual photographs taken of each Mayor and group photographs of the Mayor and Council members generally at the beginning of each term in office. Series also includes other photographs featuring Mayor and Council.

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the Mayor

City Council minutes

Series consists of the minutes of City Council meetings. Primary access to these records is through microfilm copies in the Archives; minutes for the most recent years are also available on the City's web site ( www.victoria.ca ).The series ...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Bylaws

Series consists of local laws and regulations passed by City Council to control, regulate, and administer affairs within its jurisdiction.The original bylaws are not generally available for access, though bound duplicates of most of them are locat...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Assessment roll

Series consists of assessments on real property and improvements compiled for the purpose of determining taxes.Information on the creation, structure, and composition of the Collector's roll is provided below in three sections: context of cre...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Voters list

Series consists of lists of all eligible voters.The lists were updated annually at first and later semi-annually. The only voters lists available before 1908 are those for 1865, 1885, and 1896.

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Real estate tax arrears

Series consists of a list of tax arrears owed to the City. Data elements include the legal description of the property, the owner's name, the overdue taxes for each year, and an annotation stating whether or not the taxes have been paid.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

City Council letterbook

Series consists of copies of letters sent outward by the City Clerk, mostly communications ordered by Council.Because the letters were bound chronologically, access is most effective using the alphabetical indexes to the letterbooks. Indexes for ...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Magistrate's record book

Series consists of bound volumes containing the names of individuals charged with an offence, the nature and date of the offence and what action was taken. The action taken could range from a jail sentence, a fine or a remand date.

Victoria (B.C.). Police Court

Ross Bay Cemetery plot books

Series consists of occupancy records of burial plots in Ross Bay Cemetery. The series includes substantially the same information as that captured on the burial permit (CR-0235). Data elements include: permit number, name, age, where born, where d...

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Register of real property

Series consists of a register of real property owned by the City.Includes registration number, date of purchase, legal description, size, purchase price, and remarks.Part of single volume including CR-0257, CR-0258, and CR- 0259; located at pp. 2-48.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Miscellaneous City Council files

Series consists of correspondence, declarations, petitions, briefs, and certificates relating to Council business that were either orphaned from their original filing systems or retained by the Clerk because they did not fit within the regular ser...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Demolished building plans

Series consists of files pertaining to residential and commercial buildings demolished in Victoria.The files generally consist of architectural plans and supplementary textual records deposited with or created by the Engineering or Planning Depart...

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Water Works ledger

Series consists of a journal recording water works billing accounts.The billing of customers was performed on a bi-monthly basis.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Ross Bay Cemetery block books

Series consists of records of ownership and usage of burial plots in Ross Bay Cemetery.There are five volumes in this series. Each volume contains the following data elements: block, folio, road, plot, name and remarks. The folio number refers t...

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Elk and Beaver Lake land ownership records

Series consists of an inventory of City-owned waterworks land detailing the area, district, sections, title, description, and purchase of each parcel of land. Includes an 1873 arbitration award granted to William Curtis Ward pertaining to his own...

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

City of Victoria letters patent

Series consists of Letters Patent to bring the City of Victoria under the Municipal Act of 1872, dated 25 January 1873, and Letters Patent to extend the boundaries of the City of Victoria, dated 9 May 1873.

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

City Solicitor's agreements

Series consists of agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to a variety of matters including land purchases, Vic West Arbitration, and expropriation of land at Elk Lake and Sooke Lake and for water works purposes.It a...

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor's Office

Assessment notices and correspondence

Series consists of property tax assessment notices and related correspondence, mainly concerning persons and corporate bodies with multiple properties.

Victoria (B.C.). Assessor's Office

Tax sale record

Series consists of a journal documenting private properties sold by the City of Victoria for non-payment of property taxes.Data elements include the legal description of the property, the total delinquent taxes, the name and address of the propert...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works day book

Series consists of a daily journal of activities of a Water Works official.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

City Council minutes index

Series consists of an index to City Council minutes (CR-0001).Records from 1879 to 1918 consist of single volumes for each calendar year. These volumes consist of separate sections for each letter of the alphabet, with individual entries in these...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Road tax receipts

Series consists of receipts issued for payment of yearly road taxes (one item only).

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

City of Victoria annual reports

Series consists of annual reports of the City.Clerk's copies for 1927-1957 include typed sheets listing names and positions of some officers and employees that are not included in the published version. For some years, these lists include co...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Police Court charge book

Series consists of bound volumes containing the names of individuals charged with an offence, the nature and date of the offence and what action was taken. The action taken could range from a jail sentence, a fine or a remand date.

Victoria (B.C.). Police Court

Ross Bay Cemetery monthly burial register

Series consists of records of interments in Ross Bay Cemetery.There are eight volumes in this series. The first three volumes (1883-1890) contain the following data elements: name, age (years/months), where born, where died, date of death, day an...

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Magistrate's record book index

Series consists of bound index volumes containing the names of individuals charged with an offence and the page of the record book (CR-0116) to which it refers.

Victoria (B.C.). Police Court

City Council resolutions

Series consists of formal statements of City Council agreed to after the consideration of a motion.For indexes to the resolutions, see CR-0008.

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council committee reports

Series consists of reports to City Council by various committees. Prior to the implementation of the committee system in 1885, ad hoc committees were common, and their reports were recorded in the Council minutes (CR-0001).The reports began to be...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Land Department agreements

Series consists of copies of agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to City-owned or leased land. These are copies of the original agreements forwarded to the Lands Department by the City Clerk.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Ross Bay Cemetery burial permits

Series consists of the City’s copy of burial permits.Each permit originally consisted of three parts: the City copy, the family copy, and a receipt. Each permit is numbered and captures the following information: name, age, where born, where died...

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

City Solicitor operational files

Series consists of files created by the City Solicitor from the first appointment to permanent staff of the City in 1910 to the contracting out of the work in 1956. Some files predate the appointment of a staff solicitor when the City's lega...

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor's Office

Retail liquor licences and billiard tables journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, name of premises, street, payment details, and remarks.Bylaw 503 indicates City Treasurer provenance from July 1907.In sa...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Wholesale liquor licences journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, street, and payment details. In same bound volumes with CR-0254, Retail Liquor Licences and Billiard Tables Journal (vol...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Collector's roll

Series consists of information on property values and taxation rates compiled for the purpose of collecting taxes.Information on the creation, structure, and composition of the Collector's roll is provided below in three sections: context of ...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Survey field books

Series consists of various types of survey books, mainly field books, used by surveyors for making notes when determining elevations of land and locations of natural and manmade features of the landscape.The field books contain notes on numerous t...

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Returning Officer's election reports

Series consists of official reports sent from the Deputy Returning Officers to the Returning Officer and from the Returning Officer to the City Clerk documenting the results of elections, referenda, loan bylaws and other matters set to a public vo...

Victoria (B.C.). Returning Officer's Office

Engineering Department letters received

Series consists of letters received by the Engineering Department from other City agencies and departments, other governments, and the private sector.

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Police Court charge book index

Series consists of bound index volumes containing the names of individuals charged with an offence and the page of the charge book to which it refers.There is a gap in these records from 1894-1902.

Victoria (B.C.). Police Court

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