Home Owner Grants

Electronic Home Owner Grant

  • Submit Home Owner Grant on-line
  • Folio number and access code are on your tax notice
  • Submit your claim and receive an emailed receipt confirmation instantly
  • Service available for the current year from late May until December 31 each year

General Home Owner Grant Information

  • City of Maple Ridge administers on behalf of the Province of British Columbia
  • Must be submitted electronically through our website application or by paper version to City Hall
  • Must be claimed on or before the due date to avoid penalties
  • Incomplete, unclaimed or late applications will result in penalty charges
  • Failure of an intermediary, such as a financial institution, Canada Post or lawyer to remit the application on behalf of the owner is a private matter for resolution between the parties involved and is outside the tax collector's authority and responsibility
  • The property owner must live at the property to claim the Home Owner Grant
  • Only one owner can claim on one property per year, no matter how many properties maybe owned by that same owner
  • Only one grant can be claimed per married couple each year
  • Minimum and maximum thresholds for each type of grant are based on the assessed property value, for actual values see Service BC website links below for each grant

Basic Home Owner Grant

  • A basic home owner grant is worth $570 off property taxes for most properties
  • To qualify you:
    • Must be on title
    • Must live at the property
    • Be your principle residence
    • Be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • For more information and actual minimum/maximum threshold values:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/regular

Senior Home Owner Grant



  • Property owner must qualify for the basic home owner grant
  • Be aged 65 or older (must be the applicant)
  • To apply, check off the senior grant box and enter your birth date on the home owner grant application 
  • For more information and actual minimum/maximum threshold values:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/senior

Home Owner Grant for People with Disabilities


  • Property owner must qualify for the basic home owner grant
  •  you must meet one of the following two requirements:
    • You receive provincial disability assistance, hardship assistance or a supplement under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act . To apply, a Consent of Release form must be signed by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction or
    • You are disabled or have a disabled spouse or relative living with you in your principal residence and you:
    1. Pay at least $150 per month during the calendar year to help the person with disabilities with daily living activities in your principal residence, or
    2. Have spent at least $2,000 for qualifying modifications to your principal residence, or
    3. Purchased your principal residence with a qualifying modification completed by a previous owner and the modification cost at least $2,000
  • The Consent of Release form or the Certificate of Health Professional and Property Owner (Form B) with receipts must be submitted to City hall in order to claim this type of grant.
  • The forms and receipts only have to be submitted one time. Once it is on file, every year afterwards the grant can be automatically upgraded, as long as the living arrangement is the same. If you move or the property is sold, new forms will have to be submitted for the new property. 
  • For more information, actual minimum/maximum threshold values, and applications:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/person-with-disabilities

Retro Home Owner Grant


  • You can still claim a home owner grant if you were eligible for the previous year
  • You must still own the property at the time of claiming
  • For more information and to download the application:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/retroactive

Low Income Senior Grant Supplement & Low Income Disability Grant Supplement 

  • These 2 programs are administered by Service BC 
  • For more information:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/senior/low-income
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant/person-with-disabilities/low-income



For specific questions relating to Home Owner Grants please contact:

Home Owner Grant Administration Branch
Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Tel: 888-355-2700

Property owner must qualify for the basic home owner grant