Claim Your Home Owner Grant
Beginning in 2021, all Home Owner Grant applications will be made directly through the Provincial Home Owner Grant website at:
In 2021, applications for current and retroactive grants will be made through the Province directly at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
The best time to apply is after you receive your property tax notice in the mail and before the property tax due date.
- Wait to receive your property tax notice in the mail.
- Keep your property tax notice on hand. It has important numbers you'll need to apply.
- Once applications are open, you can apply quickly and easily online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
- If you are unable to apply online, call 1-888-355-2700 for assistance.
Eligibility information on Home Owner Grants is available on the on the Province of British Columbia's website.
Your Home Owner Grant ("HOG") is considered a form of payment and you may claim it online until December 31.
If you have not claimed your HOG by December 31st, interest will be charged on the unclaimed amount at the provincially legislated rate (currently 5.45%) beginning January 1st and you will be required to submit a Retroactive Home Owner Grant Application in order to claim the grant.
Remember, in order to avoid the first 5% late payment penalty on the HOG portion of your taxes, you MUST submit your completed Grant application by July 2, 2021, even if you are not making FULL payment at that time, or if your taxes are paid by instalment or by your mortgage company.
To avoid the second 5% late payment penalty on the HOG portion of your taxes, you MUST submit your completed Grant application by August 3, 2021.
After you claim your Home Owner Grant, use Online Banking to pay your 2021 tax notice.