The City of Parksville has advised of a new process for British Columbia’s homeowner grant.
Deb Tardiff, manager of communications for the city, said all homeowner grant applications must now be submitted directly to the provincial government through a secure online application and municipalities are no longer able to accept grant applications. The grant still remains available to eligible homeowners who pay property taxes.
The release read the new system helps to ensure homeowners receive their full grant entitlement, including the additional grant for seniors or persons with a disability.
It also helps process applications faster and reduce fraudulent applications.
The province is now accepting current year and retroactive grants online. Homeowners can apply for their
current year, or their retroactive homeowner grants, online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
It should be noted that while a homeowner can apply for their current year grant, the application will not be processed until taxes are levied in May and will remain in a ‘hold’ status.
If homeowners prefer to apply over the phone, please contact the centre toll free at 1-888-355-2700 to speak with an agent.
Questions about this change may be found online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or by calling toll free to
1-888-355-2700 to speak with an agent. Homeowners may also subscribe to receive updates at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
— NEWS Staff, submitted