There are two types of home owner grants, the:
You can only claim one type of home owner grant.
The amount of property tax you pay is dependent on which home owner grant you’re able to claim.
Advance taxes: Thursday, February 2
Main taxes: Wednesday, July 5
Home owner grant: Wednesday, July 5
You must claim your home owner grant each year, even if you are paying through your mortgage or deferring your payment. Claim your grant online
To be eligible for the basic home owner grant, you must meet the Province of BC's criteria:
The grant does not apply to summer cottages, second homes, or rental properties.
You might be eligible for an additional grant, if you either:
If you qualify for an additional grant, you must provide supporting documents.
Are you 65 years old, or older? Please provide your date of birth when claiming your grant.
In 2017 the home owner grant threshold of assessed or partitioned value is $1.6 million (from $1.2 million in 2016). The grant is reduced by $5.00 for each $1,000.00 above the threshold.
If you qualify for the seniors or other additional grant, but the grant amount has been reduced or eliminated due to the $1.6 million threshold, you may still be eligible for the low income grant supplement .
If you have concerns about the threshold change, please contact the Province of BC's Home Owner Grant Administration Branch: