Retroactive home owner grant
The retroactive home owner grant application process has changed.
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:
- Under 65 years of age
- A senior
- A veteran
- A person with a disability
- Living with a spouse or relative with a disability
- A spouse or relative of a deceased owner
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
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.
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.
You may be required to submit additional documentation to support your application. Learn more about which documents may be required.
After you apply, you can check your status online using your confirmation number.
Apply by phone
You can apply by phone with the help of our agents.
Call us Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays.