Property Tax Commonly Asked Questions
View a list of commonly asked questions.
Property Tax Billing and Interest Rates
The Municipality's tax bills are issued in June of each year and are due on the last business day of August. All tax account balances not paid by the due date accrue interest at a rate of 1.00% monthly. Tax bills are for the period of April 1 to March 31. Reminder notices are sent out annually in September, November and February.
Tax and Area Rates
Other Tax Information
Low Income Municipal Tax Assistance Program
Each year, general exemption rates are set in accordance with Section 69 of the Municipal Government Act.
This exemption applies to taxpayers in the Municipality whose household taxable income does not exceed the limits set out by council. Applicants must reapply annually.
The program deadline has closed for 2022.
Property Tax Sale
In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, part 6, section 134, the County conducts a tax sale in the spring and fall month of each year. Tax sales are advertised 30 days prior to the tax sale date. Access current tax sales.
Land Transfer Tax
The Municipality of Colchester has a Deed Transfer Tax of 1.0% of the value of the property transferred.
Water rates are approved by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.