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Claiming your home owner grant

The home owner grant is a provincial program that helps reduce the amount of residential property tax you pay.

How to avoid a penalty

To avoid a penalty, make sure:

  • You apply for your home owner grant each year
  • We receive your claim by the tax due date to avoid a 5% penalty on the outstanding property tax balance
  • You claimed your grant even if you're paying your taxes through your mortgage, the tax instalment pre-payment plan, or tax deferment

Claim your grant online

2016 tax due dates

Advance taxes: Tuesday, February 2

Main taxes: Tuesday, July 5

Home owner grant: Tuesday, July 5

 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. 

Claim your grant

Claim your home owner grant online and get an instant confirmation now. You can also mail, fax, or drop off your form in person. Get the details.

Are you eligible?

Reduce the amount of property tax you owe. Find out if you’re eligible for a basic or senior/additional home owner grant.

Retroactive grant

Certain property owners can apply for a missed home owner grant from the prior year. Find out how to apply for a retroactive grant.

Grants for other types of housing

Co-op housing grant

If you own a share in a co-op, you have to claim your home owner grant and pay your property tax. The grant form must be completed jointly by the co-op members.

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