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Claim your home owner grant

You must claim your grant for the current year, even if you successfully claimed a grant in the prior year.

You can claim your home owner grant either:

  • Online (fastest and easiest— we receive the claim immediately and review it before it is approved or denied)
  • By mail or in person

Claim your grant online

2016 tax due dates

Advance taxes: Tuesday, February 2

Main taxes: Tuesday, July 5

Home owner grant: Tuesday, July 5

Are you eligible for a home owner grant?

There are two types of home owner grants – the basic grant and the senior/ additional grant. You may only claim one type of home owner grant. See if you are eligible

What you need to claim your grant online

To claim your electronic home owner grant online, you need your:

  • Folio number
  • Access code

If your grant claim requires additional documents, you can submit them electronically with your grant application. We accept PDF, JPG, JPEG, and BMP document file formats.

Where to find or get your access code and folio number

 Mailing your payment, deferment form, or home owner grant?
A possible postal disruption may delay its delivery. 

We must have your payment or deferment and home owner grant by July 5 even if there is a Canada Post service disruption.

To make sure your payment arrives on time and without a 5% penalty, please consider paying your taxes through your bank, claiming your home owner grant online, or drop-off your payment or home owner grant at City Hall.

 Canada Post postmarks are not proof of an on-time payment receipt. 

Submit your grant by mail, fax, or in person

If you are submitting your grant late, it is best to submit it before the end of the year to avoid any interest charges.

 Most banks no longer accept home owner grants. If you pay your taxes in person at your bank, you must submit your grant to us separately.

Where we are located

2016 home owner grant threshold increased to $1.2 million

In 2016 the home owner grant threshold of assessed value is $1.2 million (from $1.1 million in 2015). The grant is reduced by $5.00 for each $1,000.00 above the threshold.

  • The basic grant is eliminated when the assessed value reaches $1.314 million
  • The additional grant is eliminated when the assessed value reaches $1.369 million

 If you qualify for the seniors or other additional grant, but the grant amount has been reduced or eliminated due to the 1.2 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: