Important Changes to the 2021 Home Owner Grant Application Process
The home owner grant application process has been changed for 2021. Starting February 16, 2021 homeowners can apply for the grant via the Province of British Columbia, not their municipality, which will make applying for the grant quicker and easier.
In order to apply for your home owner grant in 2021 you will need your:
- Roll number from the BC Assessment notice (issued in January)
- Your Social Insurance Number
- Date of birth
There are two ways of applying for the grant this year, online or by phone:
- Phone: Toll-free at 1 888 355-2700, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.
Apply 24/7 using a voice recognition application as of May 17, 2021: Toll-free at 1 888 355-2700
Homeowners can use the voice recognition application if:
- Their eligible home is a principal residence, and
- They are applying for a basic or additional grant
Note: If a property owner uses the self serve voice recognition option, please note, they can connect with a live agent if they wish at any time.
Click here to review the news release from the Ministry of Finance.
All home owner grant applications must be received by the Province by July 2, 2021 in order to avoid penalties and/or interest.
Town staff do not have access to the home owner grant system and will not be able to apply on your behalf. Please call the number above for any assistance in applying for the home owner grant.