You can reduce the amount of residential property taxes you pay, through the Province of BC’s Home Owner Grant program.
To claim the grant, you must meet the eligibility requirements, and complete an application form each year by the tax due date.
Types of grants available
There are two available grants: basic and additional.
Basic grant (up to $570)
You may qualify for a basic grant if you:
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- live in BC
- are the registered owner or eligible occupant
- occupy the home as your principal residence
Additional grant (up to $845, including basic grant)
You may qualify for an additional grant if you are a:
- senior (65 years or older)
- person with a disability
- living with a person with a disability
If you qualify for the additional grant, and your 2019 assessed home value is more than $1,650,000, you may be eligible for the supplement (provided that your income is below a certain threshold).
This program is administered directly by the provincial Home Owner Grant Administration Office.