Changes to the Home Owner Grant Application Process

The B.C. Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence. Starting in 2021, homeowners will now apply directly to the Province for the Home Owner Grant instead of through their municipal office. 

Home Owners can apply for a Home Owner Grant by using the Province's new online system or by phone. 

The new online system:

  • helps ensure homeowners receive their full grant entitlement, including the additional grant for seniors or persons with a disability;
  • is easy to use, only takes a few minutes to complete, and is faster than calling;
  • keeps your information safe and secure;
  • helps reduce fraudulent applications.

Please note that although the home owner grant application process has changed, the program details and eligibility requirements have not changed.

Applications for the 2021 home owner grant will be processed when property tax notices are issued in May 2021. If you apply early, your application will be held until then.

For more information about the Home Owner Grant application process including how to apply, visit or call 1-888-355-2700.