Centralization of the Homeowner’s Grant


The Property Tax Due Date is July 4, 2022. Property Tax notices for 2022 have been mailed. If you have not received your 2022 property tax notice, please contact the Municipal Office at 250-449-2222 or email midwayreception@shaw.ca Postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment. A 10% penalty will be added to current taxes that are not paid on or before Monday, July 4, 2022.

Homeowner Grant & Property Tax Deferment

Eligible residential property owners can now claim their 2022 homeowner grant with the Province.

As soon as you receive your property tax notice, you can apply for property tax deferment.

Remember – B.C. municipalities no longer accept applications.

How to apply?

Homeowner grant:

  • Apply online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
  • Apply 24/7 using a voice recognition self-serve application: Toll-free at 1-888-355-2700
  • Or to speak with an agent, call toll-free at 1-888-355-2700, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays
  • You will need your Social Insurance Number and tax notice

We have received many phone calls regarding the HOG and most have not read the pink or yellow information insert at all.  If you are filing online and getting stuck at the roll number field, in most cases, you need to add leading zeros to create an 8 digit number.  As per the information insert, this number can be found at the bottom of your tax notice and should look like this:

Property tax deferment:

  • Apply online at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment
  • Call 1-888-355-2700 if you must have a paper application; Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays. A paper-based application can take longer to receive and review – you may risk late payment penalties if you not eligible.

Applying online is quicker and secure.