Home Owner GrantMunicipalities will no longer accept retroactive or current year Home Owner Grant applications. All Home Owner Grant applications will need to be made through the Province. For more information and to claim the grant, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
The Home Owner Grant is designed to help homeowners with their property taxes. To determine eligibility, refer to the back of your tax notice under To qualify for the Home Owner Grant.
There are two categories of grants that may reduce your property taxes payable. Depending on your home's assessed value and your age, you may qualify for one of the following:
The basic grant is up to $570.
The additional grant is for those 65 years and older is up to $845.
Homeowners eligible for the Basic Grant must pay a minimum property tax of $350. Homeowners eligible for the Additional Grant must pay a minimum property tax of $100.
The Home Owner Grant must be claimed by the Tax Due Date noted on your Tax Notice to avoid penalty. You will not receive the grant if you fail to complete the application form.
Unclaimed grants constitute as unpaid current taxes and are subject to penalties. You may claim the grant without making a payment. Your grant must be claimed each and every year that you are eligible.