Home Owner Grant Program

The Province of British Columbia operates the Home Owner Grant program to help reduce the amount of residential property taxes that British Columbians pay. When your grant is processed, the City of Coquitlam receives the grant amount from the Province of British Columbia.

The Province of British Columbia requires that all eligible homeowners apply for a Home Owner Grant each year.  This is to confirm that they still meet the eligibility requirements to receive a grant.

Claim your grant each year after you receive your Property Tax Bill.

Two convenient ways to claim your grant

Electronically Manually

  • Visit the Coquitlam eServices
  • Click on Claim Electronic Homeowner Grant
  • Use your 8-digit folio number and access code from your Property Tax Bill
  • Print the confirmation screen or make note of the authorization number
  • You do not need to return the bottom stub of your Property Tax Bill if you claim your grant electronically.

Complete the bottom stub on your Property Tax Bill and return it to:

Revenue Services
City of Coquitlam
3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC   V3B 7N2

Are your taxes paid by your mortgage company?

Your mortgage company can make payment but they cannot claim your grant on your behalf. To complete payment of your taxes, you still need to claim your Home Owner Grant.

  • You may claim your grant even if you are not making payment on your taxes.
  • Avoid penalty, claim your Home Owner Grant before the due date.




Home Owner Grant Eligibility
To find out if you are eligible to claim a Home Owner Grant, please answer the following questions. Under 65 years of age 65 years or older this calendar year
Are you the  Registered owner of the property? Yes Yes
A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident? Yes Yes
Do you live in the property as your principal residence? Yes Yes
Can you confirm that you or your spouse have not claimed a grant on any other property in British Columbia this year. Yes Yes
Are you under 65 years of age? Yes No
Are you 65 years of age or older in this calendar year? No Yes
Which grant should you claim?

Claim Basic Grant ($570)

Claim Additional Grant ($845)
Which column should you pay? Pay the Column B Amount Pay the Column C Amount
  • You may claim your grant even if you are not making full payment.
  • You and your spouse together may qualify for only one grant on one residence in British Columbia in any one calendar year even if you live in separate residences (unless you are legally separated)

If you are not a senior (65 years or older), you may qualify for the Additional Grant if you have a permanent disability, or have a close family member with a permanent disability who resides in the home;  and

  • You have made structural modifications to your home, or
  • You pay for physical care assistance

Please contact Revenue Services at 604-927-3050 for more information on how to claim.

Did you forget to claim your grant last year?

If you met the eligibility requirements for either the Basic or Additional Grant but forgot to claim it, you may be eligible to apply for a Retroactive Home Owner Grant for the previous year only. Additional documentation will be required. Please contact Revenue Services department for more information.

Why do I have to claim my grant each year?

The Province of British Columbia requires that all eligible homeowners apply for a Home Owner Grant each year. This is to confirm that they still meet the eligibility requirements to receive a grant.

Claim your Home Owner Grant every year
  • Avoid penalty. Claim your Home Owner Grant as part of your payment before the due date. 
  • If your taxes are paid by your mortgage company, you still need to claim your grant.
  • You may claim your grant even if you are not making payment.
If your Home Owner Grant is not claimed
  • Your account will show that you still owe the grant amount and you may receive a penalty.
  • City of Coquitlam cannot receive the grant amount from the Province of British Columbia.
After you claim your Home Owner Grant
  • The grant amount is credited as paid against your outstanding bill.
  • City of Coquitlam receives the grant amount from the Province of British Columbia.

Phasing-out of the Home Owner Grant - 201​7

As properties increase in value, the amount of Home Owner Grant available changes.

Home Owner Grant Basic Grant Additional Grant
How is the grant amount reduced on my property? Phasing out of the grant begins at $1,600,000. Homes valued above the threshold may still be eligible for a partial grant. For properties assessed above the threshold, the grant is reduced by $5 for every $1,000 of assessed value in excess of the threshold.
Property assessed for “Land” only. If there are no residential improvements on the property, there is no Home Owner Grant available.

Recent Purchase or Sale of Property - What happens to the Home Owner Grant?

If you are selling your property, we recommend that you check with your lawyer or notary regarding claiming the Home Owner Grant, prior to the sale.

The following notes are for general guidance only and are subject to detailed provisions in the Act and regulations.

If you are selling your property

To meet Home Owner Grant eligibility requirements, you must still be the registered owner and be living in the property as your principal residence when you claim the grant.

If you have sold the property

If you are no longer the registered owner of the property, you cannot claim a Home Owner Grant.

The vendor paid full taxes prior to the sale of the property.

If the vendor paid the full taxes on the property prior to the sale, the new owner cannot claim a Home Owner Grant.

Can the Home Owner Grant be claimed if the registered owner is deceased?

If a spouse or relative was living with of the deceased owner at the time of their passing and continues to live at the property, then he/she may claim the grant on behalf of the owner under certain circumstances.

Home Owner Grant Questions

For further information please visit the Provincial Government Home Owner Grant Administration website, or contact their office at 1-888-355-2700.

Revenue Services

Phone: 604-927-3050
Fax: 604-927-3045
Email: PropertyTaxInquiries@coquitlam.ca