Home Owner Grants

Effective in 2021, Bowen Island Municipality will no longer accept applications for Home Owner Grants. This is because the Provincial Government has assumed all administration of the HOG program. You can apply for your Home Owner Grant on the Province of BC's website.

Please see www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant for more information on how to claim your new and retro home-owner grants.

Service BC Home Owner Grant Administration
Toll Free: 1-888-355-2700
Office: 250-387-0555
Mailing: PO Box 9991 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9R7


General Home Owner Grant Information

  • Must be claimed on or before the due date to avoid penalties
  • Incomplete, unclaimed or late applications will result in penalty charges
  • The property owner must live at the property to claim the Home Owner Grant
  • Only one owner can claim on one property per year, no matter how many properties owned by that same owner
  • Only one grant can be claimed per married couple each year
  • Only one type of grant can be claimed for a property (senior or disability or basic)
  • Minimum and maximum thresholds for each type of grant are based on the assessed property value, for actual values see Service BC website links below for each grant

Basic Home Owner Grant

  • A basic home owner grant is worth $570 off property taxes for most properties
  • To qualify you:
    • Must be on title
    • Must live at the property
    • Be your principle residence
    • Be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • For more information and to apply:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/regular
 

Senior Home Owner Grant

  • A senior grant is worth $845 off property taxes for most properties
  • Property owner must qualify for the basic home owner grant and be aged 65 or older (must be the applicant)
  • For more information and to apply: 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/senior

People with Disabilities Home Owner Grant

  • A disability grant is worth $845 off the property taxes for most properties
  • Property owner must qualify for the basic home owner grant and meet the criteria for the disability grant
  • For more information and to apply:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/person-with-disabilities

Veteran Home Owner Grant

  • Supplements are available (if all the criteria is met)
  • Surviving Spouses of Veterans Grant upgrade available
  • Check Criteria and for more information:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/veteran
 

Retro Home Owner Grant

  • You can still claim a home owner grant if you were eligible for the previous year
  • You must have lived at the property last year
  • You must still own the property at the time of claiming
  • For more information and to apply:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/retroactive?keyword=retro&keyword=home&keyword=owner&keyword=grant
 

Low Income Senior Grant Supplement & Low Income Disability Grant Supplement 

  • These 2 programs are administered by Service BC 
  • For more information:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/senior/low-income

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/person-with-disabilities/low-income


For specific questions relating to Home Owner Grants please contact:

Home Owner Grant Administration Branch website
Email: HOGADMIN@gov.bc.ca
Tel:1-888-355-2700 or 1-250-387-0555
PO Box 9991 Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria BC  V8W 9R7

 

Last Updated on 2021-01-18 at 11:36 AM