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.

Show All Answers

1. Did you forget to claim your grant last year?
2. Why do I have to claim my grant each year?
3. With recent purchase or sale of property, what happens to the Home Owner Grant?
4. Can the Home Owner Grant be claimed if the registered owner is deceased?
5. How does the phasing out of the Home Owner Grant work in 2020?