- Property Tax Frequently Asked Questions
- Property Tax Billing and Interest Rates
- Tax and Area Rates
- Low Income Municipal Tax Assistance Program
- Property Tax Sale
- Land Transfer Tax
- Tax Certificates
- Water Utilities
View a list of commonly asked questions.
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.
Other Tax Information
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 2023 program is now closed.
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.
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.