New in 2021: Centralized BC Home Owner Grants
May 6, 2021
Municipalities can no longer accept home owner grant applications.
All property owners can now claim current year home owner grant by applying directly to the Province.
There are no changes to program eligibility requirements.
How to apply?
Eligible B.C. homeowners can apply for the 2021 homeowner grant now:
- Apply 24/7 online: gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
- Apply with an agent: Toll-free at 1 888 355-2700
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
- Apply 24/7* using a voice recognition application:
Toll-free at 1 888 355-2700 (Starts May 17, 2021, with the option to connect to a live agent during business hours)
Homeowners can use the voice recognition application if:
- The eligible home is a principal residence, and
- The application is for a basic or additional grant
City of Courtenay Residents
Property tax notices will be mailed in late May 2021. To claim your Home Owner grant now, you will need:
- Social Insurance Number
- Jurisdiction number (204 for Courtenay)
- 8-digit roll/account number (find this on last year's tax notice*, or look up your property on the BC Assessment website - see sample below)
* Finding your roll number on your tax notice?
Many municipalities, including Courtenay, have nine (9) digit roll/account numbers. The Province of B.C. Home Owner Grant allows for eight (8) digits. All City of Courtenay roll/account numbers will be accepted once the first zero is dropped.
Find information about this change at:
- gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant, or
- call toll free 1 888 355 2700