Applying for a Home Owner Grant
Learn how to apply for your 2020 Home Owner Grant.
The Province of British Columbia offers a home owner grant that reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence. The grant is applied toward the current year's property tax.
If you qualify for a home owner grant, you can apply online once you receive your property tax notice in May. Learn if you qualify for a home owner grant.
Log in to your MyProperty Account to view your account information and to determing if you have an amount due. If you have lost your folio number or access code, please visit the Property and Payment Services counter at Surrey City Hall. This information cannot be provided over the phone or by email.
Home Owner Grant Qualifications
You may qualify as a homeowner if you are:
- Under 65 years of age
- A senior
- A veteran
- A person with disabilities
- Living with a spouse or relative with disabilities
- A spouse or relative of a deceased owner
When to Apply
Apply for the grant each year by July 2 to avoid late penalty fees on the grant amount. When a due date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, we accept payments the following business day without penalty.
If you don't pay your property tax balance in full, in anticipation of receiving a home owner grant, but your grant application is denied, you may receive late penalties on the tax amount remaining.
After you've claimed your home owner grant, pay your property tax online or pre-pay your property taxes for next year.
How to Apply
Beginning in 2021, applications will be made through the Province directly. The City of Surrey will no longer accept the grant application in our office.
If you qualify for the senior home owner grant, please refer to Column C on your property tax notice for your payment amount.
Retroactive Home Owner Grants
If you forgot to apply for your Home Owner Grant last year, you might be able to receive a retroactive home owner grant if:
- You qualified for the grant on December 31 of last year. For example, you have until December 31, 2020 to claim the 2019 home owner grant.
- You are still the registered owner of the property.
Beginning in 2021, all retroactive home owner grant applications will be made directly through the Provincial Home Owner Grant website. For more information, please visit gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
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