The Home Owner Grant is designed to help reduce the amount of residential property tax homeowners are required to pay. It is administered by the Home Owner Grant Administration Branch of the BC Ministry of Finance.
Claim your Home Owner Grant online
Effective 2021 all home owner grant applications must be submitted directly to the B.C. provincial government through a secure online application.
When can B.C. homeowners apply?
As of February 16, homeowners can apply for their current year or their retroactive homeowner grants online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
If the homeowner would prefer to apply over the phone, they can call the contact centre toll-free at 1 888 355 2700 to speak with an agent. The contact centre will begin taking applications over the phone as of February 16.
Municipalities will no longer accept any applications.
Where should homeowners go with questions?
Starting immediately, homeowners can find information about this change at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or they can call toll free: 1 888 355 2700 to speak with an agent.