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.

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.

Important Change for 2021

Municipalities can no longer accept retroactive or new applications for the Home Owner Grant. All homeowners must apply directly to the Province. For more information and to apply, visit the BC Government's website or call 1-888-355-2700. Please ensure that you apply prior to the due date to avoid receiving a penalty.

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. ​

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 can be submitted to the Provincial Government. For more information visit the BC Government's website or call 1-888-355-2700.