Apartment buildings

Retroactive grant

If you missed your home owner grant last year, or we did not receive it by December 31, you may be able to apply for a retroactive home owner grant.

You:

  • Can claim a missed home owner grant from the previous year, but not from more than one year ago
  • Can't claim a retroactive home owner grant for a property you no longer own

Learn more about the retroactive Home Owner Grant 

2017 property tax due dates

Advance taxes: Thursday, February 2

Main taxes: Wednesday, July 5

Home owner grant: Wednesday, July 5

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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

How to apply

  1. Fill out and sign the retroactive home owner grant application required by the Province of BC.
  2. Send your application to our Vancouver Property Tax Office by email, mail, or in person.

     You may be required to submit additional documentation to establish your eligibility.

     Don't send your application directly to the Province of BC. This can delay or cancel your application.

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2016 home owner grant threshold was $1.2 million

In 2016 the home owner grant threshold of assessed or partitioned value was $1.2 million. 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 $1.314 million
  • The additional grant is eliminated when the assessed or partitioned 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: