Home Owner Grant
The Provincial Home Owner Grant program helps to reduce the amount of residential property taxes that homeowners pay on their primary residence.
If you qualify for the Home Owner Grant (HOG), you must apply each year to receive it. Only one qualifying owner can claim a grant for a property each year. Apply for your grant.
Qualifications for the Home Owner Grant
The Province of BC sets out the qualifications for the home owner grant. If you are the registered owner of the property, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, live in BC, and occupy the residence as your principal residence then you may qualify as a homeowner who is:
- Under 65 years of age
- A senior (age 65 or older in the calendar year)
- A War Veteran
- A person with disabilities or a person living with a spouse or relative with disabilities
- A spouse or relative of a deceased owner
How to claim your Home Owner Grant
Apply for your Home Owner Grant online. You will need your roll number and access code; find them in the top right corner of your property tax notice. After clicking submit, wait for the confirmation page and print or save the confirmation page/number as proof the application has been submitted.
Apply by completing the home owner grant application attached to the bottom of your property tax notice and returning it to the City of Salmon Arm.
To avoid penalties, owners are required to apply annually for the home owner grant prior to the property tax due date. The home owner grant is a form of payment and is subject to the property tax due date. Submit the grant even if you are not making a payment at that time, or your mortgage company pays your property taxes on your behalf.
Apply on behalf of a registered owner
Anyone with owner permission can apply on their behalf.
Forgot to claim last year’s grant
The home owner grant may be available retroactively if you qualified last year and didn’t apply.
For instructions on how to apply and a list of original documentation that you must provide, please visit the Retroactive Home Owner Grant section of the Province’s website.