Home Owner Grant

Provincial home owner grants are available to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who reside permanently in British Columbia. The Province of BC Home Owner Grant Program is designed to help home owners reduce their property taxes. 

  • The regular grant (also called basic grant) may reduce your taxes by as much as $570
  • Or the additional grant which may reduce your taxes by as much as $845 

Starting in 2021, all home owners must submit their home owner grant

applications directly to the Province. Residents of View Royal no longer
apply through the municipal office.

What this means: 

  • The Province is entirely responsible for the Home Owner Grant Program.
  • All home owners must apply directly to the Province either online or over the phone.
  • The Town no longer accepts new or retroactive applications for the home owner grant.
  • The eligibility criteria for the program remains the same. 

Apply for your Home Owner Grant

  • Apply online: gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
  • Apply via phone: voice recognition self-serve application by calling toll-free 1-888-355-2700
  • Apply via phone: speak with an agent by calling toll-free at 1-888-355-2700, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, excluding statutory holidays
  • You will need your Social Insurance Number and tax notice

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