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.

Apply for your grant

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.

Qualifications for the Home Owner Grant

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:

How to claim your Home Owner Grant

You can apply for your Home Owner Grant online, use the "apply for your grant" button above. You will need to know your roll number and access code; both are located on 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.

For instructions on claiming the home owner grant online, please view the  Online Services Guide

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.

Who can apply on behalf of a registered owner?

You may apply for the home owner grant on behalf of a registered owner if you:

  • Have a Power of Attorney 
  • Have a representation agreement
  • Have been appointed "Committee" by the courts
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 of B.C.'s website.  

For further information

Contact the Province of British Columbia, Home Owner Grant Program by visiting the  BC Home Owner Grant Program website.