Due to the decision to close the Colchester Municipal Offices at 1 Church Street, Truro to the public due to the COVID-19 situation, the tax sale scheduled for May 5, 2020 will be postponed until a further date. Once a new date is set, we will post more information on our website and Facebook.

For inquiries, please call 902-897-3150.

The Municipality of the County of Colchester makes no representations or warranties to any purchaser regarding the fitness, geographical or environmental suitability of the land(s) offered for sale for any particular use and does not certify the legal title, legal description or boundaries. The land(s) offered for sale are being SOLD ON AN “AS IS” BASIS ONLY, subject to any estates or interests of the Crown in Right of Canada or the Province of Nova Scotia.

Tax sales do not in all circumstances clear up defects in title.  A tax deed conveys only the interest of the assessed owner, whatever that interest may be.  If you are intending to clear up defects in the title of your property by way of Tax Sale, you are advised to obtain a legal opinion as to whether this can be done.

All properties sold at Tax Sale may be subject to HST charges, which will be collected from the successful bidder on top of the final bid price. If the purchaser is an HST registrant, they will be required to provide their HST registration number at the time of sale, if applicable.

Payment Terms:  We accept cash, certified cheque, money order, bank cleared draft, or Lawyer’s Trust Cheque. We do NOT accept debit or credit card payments. Due immediately at the time of sale is the full “Total” amount (starting bid amount) which equals taxes, interest and expenses. If the property has a Minimum Bid listed, that amount is due immediately at the time of sale. If the final bid amount is more than the “Total” or Minimum Bid amount listed, the balance of the purchase price, MUST be made within three (3) business days of the sale, namely Friday by 4:30PM.

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