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Are you eligible for a home owner grant?

There are two types of home owner grants, the:

  • Basic grant
  • Senior/additional grant

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.

2017 tax due dates

Advance taxes: Thursday, February 2

Main taxes: Wednesday, July 5

Home owner grant: Wednesday, July 5

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Claim your home owner grant

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

Eligibility criteria

Basic grant 

Senior/additional grant

2017 home owner grant threshold increased to $1.6 million

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.

  • The basic grant is eliminated when the assessed or partitioned value reaches $1.714 million
  • The additional grant is eliminated when the assessed or partitioned value reaches $1.769 million

 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: