Home Owner Grants

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.

In 2021, Municipalities will no longer be managing Home Owner Grant applications on behalf of the Provincial Government. The Province will be entirely responsible for the home owner grant program moving forward. Starting January 1, the City of Kamloops can no longer accept retroactive or new applications for the grant. All home owners will apply directly to the Province through a process launching soon. For more information on the new process and to sign up for an alert to notify you when you can apply, visit the BC Government's website.

HOG Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to apply for the HOG every year?

Yes. Property owners must meet the eligibility requirements and complete an application form each year.

How do I find out if I am eligible for the home owner grant (HOG)? 

Eligibility information on Home Owner Grants is available on the British Columbia Government website. You can also determine which grant you may be eligible for by viewing our sample property tax notice with descriptions.

Where do I find my property folio number?

For help understanding your property tax statement and to find your property folio number, view our sample tax notice with descriptions.

Can I still apply to the City for a retroactive 2020 Home Owners Grant?

As of January 1, 2021 the City of Kamloops can no longer accept any new or retroactive Home Owner Grant applications. Retroactive applications for 2020 will be accepted by the Provincial Government once their application process is up and running.