Multiple Home Owner Grant

The multiple home owner grant allows property owners to apply for the home owner grant on behalf of eligible occupants living in their building or on their property.

If you own property that qualifies for the multiple home owner grant, you must apply for the grant each year and pass on the benefit to your eligible occupants.

Find out:

How to Qualify

To qualify for the multiple home owner grant you must:

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Eligible Buildings

An eligible building must be one of the following:

  • Housing co-operative building: A building owned by a housing co-operative under the Cooperative Association Act that is used by the co-operative to provide living space for its members.
  • Housing corporation building: A building owned by a corporation that operates exclusively for the benefit of its shareholders. Shareholders must have a right to occupy an apartment in the building and own shares, or a combination of shares and other securities, equal in value to their apartment.
  • Housing society building: A building owned by a society under the Society Act that is used by the society to provide living space for individuals who hold a right to occupy a unit in the building. Rights to occupy the building must have been purchased for at least 25 percent of the assessed value of their unit.
  • Provincially designated apartment building: A building designated by the province that leases apartments under a registered lease with a term of at least 99 years. The lease agreement must require occupants to pay the property taxes for their apartments.

Eligible Land

Eligible land must be one of the following:

  • Land co-operative: Land owned by a corporation exclusively for the benefit of its shareholders. Shareholders must have a right to occupy a site on the land and own shares, or a combination of shares and other securities, equal in value to their site.
  • Multi-dwelling leased parcel: Land leased out in portion to individuals who have built residences or placed manufactured homes on their portion. There must be at least two residences on the entire parcel of land and the term of the leases must be at least one year.

Your Grant Amount

The amount of a multiple home owner grant is determined based on:

Your Eligible Occupants

An eligible occupant is an individual who would qualify for a home owner grant, with the exception of being the registered owner.

If an eligible occupant qualifies as a senior, veteran or person with a disability, they may be entitled to a higher grant amount.

Your Eligible Occupants’ Property Taxes

Generally, your property taxes for the entire building or land are paid to you from each of your eligible occupants.

The property taxes attributed to your eligible occupants depend on the value or size of their residence and the lease agreement or rights that are in place for your building or land.

How to Apply

As the property owner, you must apply for the multiple home owner grant each year to receive it.

On the date you apply, you and the eligible occupant(s) must meet the qualifications.

To apply, you must complete and submit the Multiple Home Owner Grant Online Application and the eligible occupant(s) must complete the Application for Home Owner Grant - Eligible Occupants (FIN 68) (PDF).

If this is your first time applying on behalf of eligible occupants living in your building or on your land, you may be required to provide documentation, such as copies of shareholder documents and leases, to confirm your property qualifies for the multiple home owner grant.

If documentation is required, the municipal or provincial office that sent your property tax notice will contact you.

How to Submit

If your property is located in a municipality:

  1. Instruct your eligible occupant(s) to complete and submit the Application for Home Owner Grant - Eligible Occupants (FIN 68) (PDF) to you

  2. Use the information provided on the completed Application for Home Owner Grant - Eligible Occupants (FIN 68) (PDF) forms to complete the Multiple Home Owner Grant Online Application

  3. Print two copies of your completed Multiple Home Owner Grant Application

  4. Send one of the printed copies of the Multiple Home Owner Grant Application and the completed Application for Home Owner Grant - Eligible Occupants (FIN 68) (PDF) forms to the office that issued your tax notice

If your property is located in a rural area:

  1. Instruct your eligible occupant(s) to complete and submit the Application for Home Owner Grant - Eligible Occupants (FIN 68) (PDF) to you. Send the completed forms to

Mailing Address

Surveyor of Taxes
PO Box 9446 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9V6

Courier Address

Surveyor of Taxes
1802 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8T 4K6 

  1. Use the information provided on the completed Application for Home Owner Grant - Eligible Occupants (FIN 68) (PDF) forms to complete and submit the Multiple Home Owner Grant Online Application by either:

With an eTaxBC account, you can pay your property taxes and view your transaction and form submission history. You can enrol for access once you receive your 2017 tax notice with your enrolment code.

Have a question?

If you have any questions about the home owner grant, contact your municipality or the province if your property is in a rural area

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