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Home Owner Grant

 
 
 
The provincial government offers this grant to reduce the burden of property taxes on owners who occupy eligible residences.  The grant amount is dependent on the taxes assessed on a property.  The maximum grant is $570 or $845 for seniors 65 years of age or over, persons permanently disabled, or those who receive certain war veterans allowances.
Beginning in 2011 and subsequent tax years, a northern and rural homeowner benefit of up to $200.00 will be available. To be eligible for the benefit, you must meet the requirements for the basic and/or additional grant, and your home must be located in British Columbia, but outside the Capital Regional District (CRD), Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).
 
Who Is Eligible For A Grant?
Canadian citizens or permanent residents who live in BC and who own the property and occupy it as their principal residence.  Spouses together may qualify for only one grant on one residence in BC, in any one calendar year, even if you live in separate residences (unless you are legally separated).

 

Where can I find my account number?
Do I Need to Apply ForThe Home Owner Grant If My Taxes Are IncludedIn My Mortgage Payment?
Yes. The completed application form (at the bottom of your tax notice or online) must be received at City Hall by the tax due date to avoid penalties.  Your bank cannot complete the form for you.
 
I Applied Last Year. Do I Need To Apply Again This Year?
Yes, you must apply every year.
 
Where Do I Get A Grant Application?
On the bottom of the tax notice.  Complete it, detach and bring/mail/courier the application to City Hall by the tax due date. Apply online for the Home Owner Grant Application.
 
If I Just Bought My Home And Didn't Receive My Tax Notice, Can I Still Apply For The Grant?
Yes. You must be the registered owner to be eligible.  You can get a copy of your tax notice from the Finance Department at City Hall.  You will be asked to provide additional information

Links:

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Home Owner Grant Information
 

 

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