Retroactive - Home Owner Grant
A property owner who has not applied for a homeowner grant for the previous year may complete a retroactive home owner grant. The application form is available online.
A retroactive application may only be accepted for the immediately preceding tax year. You will be asked to explain why you failed to apply for the grant in the year and to provide two pieces of evidence that you did reside at the property on December 31st of the previous year (e.g. telephone bill, owner-occupied home insurance policy, bank statement, employment or pension cheque, etc.). The retroactive application must be submitted to the Property Tax Department at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue.
When taxes for the previous year have been paid, a retroactive grant application can only be approved if the applicant actually paid the taxes, owned the residence at the time the taxes were paid and was eligible for the grant on December 31st of the previous year. When taxes for the previous year have not been paid, a retroactive grant application can be approved if the applicant was eligible for the grant on December 31st of the previous year.
Only the registered owner of a property can make a retroactive home owner grant application. If the property has been sold a grant is no longer available to the vendor.