Like any business or household, the needs and wants within a municipality are often greater than what the municipality and community can afford at one time. Each year as part of the budget process, choices must be made. Our budget looks to balance competing priorities and challenges with the ability to provide high quality services for all our customers.
Building a long-term strategy for financial resilience is essential for meeting our community's needs and ensuring quality of life.
Find out what options are available to you to pay your property taxes, including home owner grants.
The home owner grant is available to eligible homeowners who pay property taxes.
Effective 2021, homeowners in municipalities no longer apply for the home owner grant through their municipal office. Everyone now applies directly to the province using a new online system that’s easy to use. The system will be available in early 2021.
Although the application process has changed, program details and eligibility requirements have not changed.
The new system helps ensure homeowners receive their full grant entitlement, including the additional grant for seniors or persons with a disability. It also helps process applications faster and reduce fraudulent applications.
Important: Early applications are not being accepted at this time. To be notified when the system goes live, subscribe to our What's New in BC Property Taxes page
For more information about the home owner grant visit gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant