Retroactive home owner grant

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

You may qualify as a homeowner who is:

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

Anyone with your permission can apply on your behalf. 

What’s changed in 2021

Starting in 2021, residents in municipalities no longer apply for the retroactive home owner grant through their municipal office. Everyone now applies directly to the province using a new online system that’s easy to use and will process applications faster.

When you apply, we'll need your social insurance number to verify your eligibility. 

How to apply

Your application must be received by December 31st of the current year to claim last year’s home owner grant. 

The fastest and easiest way to apply for your home owner grant is online. You can also apply by phone.

If you don't have a computer or access to the internet, you can visit a Service BC location near you to use a computer terminal. Terminals are not available at Service BC locations in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver.

Apply online

The online application process for a retroactive grant is the same as applying for the current year home owner grant, except that you’ll indicate on the application that you are applying for the previous year. 

To get started, you’ll need the jurisdiction and roll number for the property you're applying for. These numbers can be found on your tax notice or by searching on BC Assessment.

Apply now

You may be required to submit additional documentation to support your application. Learn more about which documents may be required

Submit documents online

After you apply, you can check your status online using your confirmation number.

Check your application status

Apply by phone

You can apply by phone with the help of our agents.

Dial 1-888-355-2700

Call us Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays.