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. Home Owner Grant (HOG) applications are available when property tax notices are issued near the end of May each year.
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.
The Province of B.C 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 B.C., and occupy the residence as your principal residence then you may qualify as a homeowner who is:
You can apply for your Home Owner Grant online, use the "apply for your grant" button above. You will need to know your folio number and access code; both are located on 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. If you apply for the grant online, you do not need to complete and return the manual grant application attached to your property tax notice.
Alternatively, you can apply by completing the home owner grant application attached to the bottom of your property tax notice and returning it to the City of Kelowna.
Important: 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.
Anyone with owner permission can apply on their behalf.
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 of B.C.'s website.