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.
Once the Property Tax Rate has been set by council, usually in the second week of May, you will be able to click the link below and claim your 2019 Home Owner Grant online.
Claim your Home Owner Grant online by clicking this link:
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:
If you have forgotten to claim your 2018 Home Owner Grant you have until December 31st, 2019 to claim it retroactively. Please see below under Retroactive Home Owner Grant for the form and more information.
Application must be submitted/filled out each year - no additional documentation is required
Application must have your birth date and year filled out and must be submitted/filled out each year - no additional documentation is required
To qualify for the additional grant you must also meet the criteria for the basic grant and one of the two options listed below:
Person receiving disability assistance: You are a person with disabilities receiving assistance under the Province of British Columbia's Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.
Note: CPP disability pension or WCB does not automatically qualify a person for this grant
As a Person with severe mental or physical disabilities or living with spouse or relative with disabilities you are incurring one of the following costs:
If this is your first year applying, you will need to provide the following form:
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 to the City of Nanaimo 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.
The Home Owner Grant phase-out threshold has increased to $1,650,000 for the 2018 tax year.
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: May 31, 2019