Home Owner Grants
In order to be eligible for a Home Owner Grant, the registered owner of the property must reside in the home and it is to be considered their principal residence. An owner together with his/her spouse qualifies for a grant on only one residence in the Province in any one calendar year.
Only one of the registered owners is required to claim the grant, but this person must maintain the property as their principal residence. Other registered owners may live elsewhere.
The Home Owner Grant Application Form is located on the bottom of the property tax notice. The completed application must be received at City Hall by the tax due date. The amount of the Home Owner Grant is considered unpaid taxes and is subject to penalties and interest if it is not claimed by the due date.
An eligible homeowner can claim the grant without making a payment by simply filling out the application form and submitting it to the Finance Department. This will help avoid any penalties and interest charges on late grant applications.
The Home Owner Grant can also be claimed online but only from the date the tax notices are mailed until December 31 of the current year. To claim your grant online, click on the blue text above, or go to Online Services, Claim online and click on Home Owner Grant. You will need your folio number and access code shown on your property tax notice.
For more information on the Home Owner Grant program, please visit http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/hog
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