The Provincial Home Owner Grant (HOG) program helps reduce the
amount of residential property taxes British Columbians pay. The grant is
available each year to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who live in
British Columbia. You must apply for the grant every year if you are eligible. There are three different types of Home Owner Grants; Regular, Seniors and Persons with disabilities. See below for eligibility information for any one of these grants.
Claim your Home Owner Grant online by clicking this link: 2018 Home Owner Grant You will need your folio number and access code in order to proceed. These can be found on your property tax notice as shown below:
In order to be eligible for a Basic Home Owner Grant, a property owner must meet all of the following qualifications. An owner together with his/her spouse qualifies for a grant on only one residence in the Province in any one calendar year.
To qualify for the additional grant you must also meet the criteria for the basic grant and one of the five categories listed:
For more information on the Home Owner Grant program, please visit the Provincial Home Owners Grant website.
The Home Owner Grant phase-out threshold has increased to $1,650,000 for the 2018 tax year.
The Home Owner Grant may be available retroactively if you qualified last year and didn't apply. Please review the Home Owner Grant Eligibility Requirements (above) to ensure you apply for the correct grant.
Retroactive Home Owner Grant applications (PDF) must be submitted by December 31 of the year following the year to which the grant applies.
After the Home Owner Grant Administration office in Victoria approves your grant application, the following will occur:
Visit the Province's website for more information regarding the Retroactive Home Owners Grant or contact the Home Owner Grant Administration office at 1-888-355-2700. All applications are subject to approval from the Home Owner Grant Administration Office in Victoria.
If you are a Veteran under 65 and live in a low-income household you may also qualify for a supplement.
You must apply for the Home Owner Grant and the veterans supplement separately.
To apply for the veterans supplement, complete the Home Owner Grant Veterans Supplement Application (FIN 79) (PDF) and submit it to the Home Owner Grant Administration with the required documentation, by December 31 of the current year. For more information, please visit the Home Owner Grant Administration.
Last updated: November 29, 2018