Home Owner Grant

The home owner grant is a property tax relief program that reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principle residence. The home owner grant program includes the following types of grants:

  • Basic
  • Additional
  • Retroactive

Applying for the Home Owner Grant

You can apply for your home owner grant electronically here. You can also submit your completed home owner grant at the Village Office or mail it to the following address:

Village of Pouce Coupe
PO Box 190
Pouce Coupe, BC
V0C 2C0

The grant application is located at bottom of your property tax notice.

More about the Home Owner Grant program

Basic Home Owner Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for the basic grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and ordinarily reside in British Columbia.
  • You are the registered owner or eligible occupant of the home. The home must be located within the province.
  • The home is your principal residence -where you live and conduct your daily activities. The grant does not apply to summer cottages, second homes or rental properties.
  • Spouses who live together, including those who are married or who live together in a marriage-like relationship, including same-gender partners, can qualify for a grant on only one residence in the province in a calendar year.
  • Spouses who live apart can each claim a grant on their principal residence if they have a written separation agreement or a court order recognizing the separation.

Additional Home Owner Grant Eligibility

Seniors, persons with permanent physical disabilities and veterans may be eligible for an additional grant.

You may be eligible if you must meet the criteria for the basic grant, plus one of the following:

  • 65 or will be turning 65 during the current year,
  • receiving a disability allowance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act,
  • permanently disabled or you have a disabled spouse or relative residing with you permanently,
  • veteran or spouse of a veteran who served in World War I, World War II or the Korean War, receiving an allowance under the War Veterans Allowance Act (Canada) or the Civilian War-related Benefits Act (Canada).

If you are applying for the additional grant, you do not need to apply separately for the basic grant. By Completing section 2 of the Home Owner Grant application, the two amounts will be calculated together.

More about Additional Grants

Retroactive Home Owner Grant

The home owner grant may be available retroactively if you qualified last year and didn't apply.

You can apply for last year’s home owner grant retroactively if you meet the following requirements:

  • You qualified for the grant on December 31st of last year
  • You’re still the registered owner of the property
  • You paid last year's property taxes, if last year's property taxes have been paid

Applying for the Retroactive Home Owner Grant

Complete the Retroactive Home Owner Grant Application Form and submit it to the Village Office.

More about Retroactive Home Owner Grants

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an e-Hog?
I applied last year, do I need to apply again this year?
I didn't claim my home owner grant last year, can I still claim it?
Where do I get my grant application?
My bank/mortgage company pays for my taxes. Do I still need to claim a home owner grant?
I don't turn 65 until after my taxes are due, can I still claim the additional grant, or do I have to wait until next year?
If I'm eligible and do not claim my home owner grant, what happens?
How do I decide where my principle residence is?

What is an e-Hog? Launched May 2015, the e-Hog is an online home owner grant application that saves property owners from mailing/dropping off their grant to the Village Office Each year. To access the e-Hog application, click here.

I applied last year, do I need to apply again this year? Yes, the home owner grant needs to be applied for every year.

I didn't claim my home owner grant last year, can I still claim it? If you did not apply for a home owner grant in the previous year you may still be eligible. Please contact the Village Office for a Retroactive Home Owner Grant Application or complete the form online here.

Where do I get my grant application? The grant application is located at bottom of your property tax notice or it can be applied for online here.

My bank/mortgage company pays for my taxes. Do I still need to claim a home owner grant? Yes, your bank/mortgage company will not submit your home owner grant on your behalf.

I don't turn 65 until after my taxes are due, can I still claim the additional grant, or do I have to wait until next year? Yes, you can claim the additional grant even if your birth date falls after the tax due date.

If I'm eligible and do not claim my home owner grant, what happens? Any Home Owner Grant not claimed by the July due date will be subject to a 10% penalty. After the July due date, you can still claim the Home Owner Grant until Dec 31 of the current tax year.

How do I decide where my principle residence is? Your principal residence is the usual place that you make your home. It’s where you live and conduct your daily affairs, like paying bills and receiving mail, and it’s generally the residence used in your government records for things like your income tax, medical services plan, driver's licence and vehicle registration.