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    Home Owner Grant


    Changes to the Home Owner Grant Program Now in Effect!

    The Province of British Columbia is delivering the Home Owner Grant program for the 2021 tax year. BC municipalities are no longer accepting Home Owner Grant applications. All eligible home owners are now required to apply directly with the Province online or over the phone at 1-888-355-2700 to claim their grant. The grant must be claimed on or before July 2 in order to avoid a penalty on the Home Owner Grant portion of your taxes.


    Claiming your grant online? Here are some helpful tips!

    You will need the following:

      1. Roll Number – Located on your tax notice.
        – NOTE: The Roll No. should be entered in the following format 00000.000
        – NOTE: Only have a 7 digit Roll Number? Add a zero ‘0’ in front!
      2. Port Hardy’s Jurisdiction Number is 334.
      3. The applicant’s Social Insurance Number (SIN).

    For more information about the Home Owner Grant program visit www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.


    Property Tax Deferment Program

    For information on the Property Tax Deferment program, visit the Government of British Columbia Property Tax Deferment website.

    Who Is Eligible For The Grant?

    B.C. residents who own and reside in the property as their principle residence are eligible to apply for the grant. You and your spouse together may qualify for one grant on one residence in B.C. in any one calendar year, even if you live in separate residences (unless you are legally separated).


    Do I Need To Apply For The Home Owner Grant If My Taxes Are Included In My Mortgage Payment?

    Yes. Claim the grant on or before the tax due date to avoid penalty. All Home Owner Grant applications, regular (basic) and additional (senior, veterans, persons with disabilities, living with a spouse or relative with disabilities) are now required to be made directly to the Province at www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

    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? (if not claiming online)

    The best time to apply is after you receive your property tax notice in the mail and before your property tax due date.

    1. Wait to receive your property tax notice in the mail.
    2. Keep your property tax notice on hand. It has important numbers you’ll need to apply.
    3. Once applications open, you can apply quickly and easily online.
    4. If you’re unable to apply online, call the Province at 1-888-355-2700 for assistance.