The Home Owner Grant is a provincial subsidy program that reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence. Property owners must meet the eligibility requirements and complete an application form each year.
Do you need help understanding your property tax notice? To determine which grant you may be eligible for view a sample property tax notice with descriptions. PLEASE NOTE: Home Owner Grant applications must be filed annually. Any applications that are incomplete, unclaimed, or late, will result in penalty charges. Grants that are not claimed are considered equivalent to unpaid taxes and subject to penalty charges.
Ways to Apply for Your Home Owner Grant (HOG)
Claim Your Home Owner Grant Online (eHOG). Have your tax notice nearby (for Folio Number and Access Code) before claiming your grant online. For help understanding your property tax statement view our sample tax notice with descriptions.
Ongoing Outage Notification: There is a planned, recurring outage window scheduled for Monday mornings between the hours of 12:01 am–6:00 am. The eHOG web service may be offline or unavailable during this window. On occasion, an outage may extend past 6:00 am. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we upgrade our systems.
Other Ways to Apply
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City encourages those who can to seek an alternative to applying for the HOG/ in-person payment. Residents should expect longer wait times and limited service levels due to ongoing reduced staffing levels and increased cleaning and disinfecting.
On June 8, 2020, City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) will reopen to the public. The first two hours of every day (8:00–10:00 am) will be reserved for seniors or people with underlying health issues that make them more vulnerable or high risk. City Hall is now operating on summer hours, 8:00 am–4:00 pm.
Yes. Property owners must meet the eligibility requirements and complete an application form each year.