Property taxes are due this year on September 15, 2021.
(Taxation fiscal year is April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)
2021-2022 County Tax Rates
Residential – $1.22
Commercial – $2.12
Resource Property – $1.22
Tax Office Hours: M-F/8:30 am. – 4:30 pm.
Payment Wicket closes at 4 pm.
|For residents of the Village of Baddeck:|
|As of April 1, 2021 the Village of Baddeck administers their own tax billing & payments. For residents of the Village of Baddeck, village taxes and rates for sewer will no longer be included with Victoria County property tax bills and will be sent separately. Any payments for village taxes, sewer or water can be made via the Village of Baddeck administration. Contact them at 902-295-3666/902-295-0851 or by email at email@example.com.|
Victoria County tax payments can be made the following ways:
Remember to include your tax account number with all payment types.
When paying by mail or at a financial institution, please allow sufficient time for your payment to reach our office. Payment is deemed to be made on the date the payment is received, not the day the payment is made. Payments received after the due date will incur interest charges.
Interest Charges: Interest charges will be added to any balance remaining at the rate of 0.83% on the first day of each month
Receipts will be issued by request only.
Here is our Tax & Water Collection Policy
Pre-authorized bank payments: Our pre-authorized payment (PAP) plan offers the convenience of having no cheques to write, no worries about overdue payments, and no physical contact at your bank or municipal office. Enrolment in the plan is free and there are no service charges*.
The Municipality offers three pre-authorized payment (PAP) options:
These two options are a substitute for post-dated cheques or online bill payments. To assist with your own budgeting, this program can be used to make regularly scheduled monthly payments on your account. The amount you choose will be automatically transferred from your Canadian financial institution to your tax/water account with us on the 1st of every month (or closest business day after) or the 15th of every month (or the closest business day after). Please note that monthly interest will be charged on any outstanding balances during the year.
This allows residents to sign an agreement to withdraw the actual amount of their annual tax bill or their quarterly water bill on the due date indicated on the bill. The tax and/or water accounts must have a zero balance prior to selecting this option.
To enroll, download and complete the Pre-authorized Payment Enrollment Form and submit it with a VOID cheque:
*Please note: Interest charges are added to any amount owing from the previous year(s) at the rate of 10% per year (0.83% per month).
Deed Transfer Tax: Effective September 1, 2021, the Deed transfer tax for properties purchased in Victoria County will increase from 1% to 1.5% of the purchase price.
Tax Certificate: A tax certificate is a statement of property taxes levied and outstanding, which is usually requested by a lawyer in relation to the closing of a real estate transaction.
The current fee for a tax certificate is $20.00.
To order a Victoria County Tax Certificate, please email one of our Tax Office staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Change of Address: If you have purchased a property or have changed your address, please contact the Tax Office to update us regarding this change.
Our responsibility is to forward the tax bill to the property owner as it appears on the assessment in the current year. It is the responsibility of a property’s purchaser and their solicitor to ensure that taxes for the year of purchase are paid. The Municipality will make every effort possible, within staff resources available, to change ownership information on properties as it becomes available from the Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) but assumes no responsibility for interest that may accrue on tax arrears that remain unpaid as a result of a change of ownership.
If you have not received a tax bill, please contact the Tax Office 902-295-3231 or by email at email@example.com.
Tax Sales Property tax accounts that are more than one year in arrears are subject to tax sale proceedings.
The Municipality has the authority to begin tax sale proceedings on tax accounts that are at least one year in arrears. With this authority, council has taken a more aggressive approach to collections and as a result, property owners who have not paid their 2020 tax bill(s) are now subject to tax sale.
Please note the tax sale process listed below can be stopped at any time prior to the start of the tax sale itself with full payment of arrears and, if incurred, any tax sale expenses.
The tax sale process has four main steps which include:
The municipality holds a minimum of three tax sales per calendar year. Once a tax sale date is scheduled it will be posted here.
Seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) may also be eligible for the provincial property tax rebate. This rebate in through the Province of Nova Scotia however our Tax Department staff are very knowledgeable. Please contact them at 902-295-3231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. For more information about the provincial property tax rebate for seniors visit: https://beta.novascotia.ca/apply-property-tax-rebate-property-tax-rebate-seniors
Phone : 902-424-5200
Toll Free: 1-800-670-4357
Mailing Address :
PO Box 283 , CRO, Halifax, NS B3J 2N7
The Municipality offers a Municipal Tax Exemption program to provide some relief to Victoria County property owners whose household taxable income is less than $25,000 a year.
Deadline to apply is December 31st each year.
An Investment in Your Home that Pays for Itself
Do you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home or install clean energy options, but don’t think you can afford the work? Now you can. If you live in one of seven participating towns & municipalities, you can get cleaner energy for your home – and pay for it at a pace you can afford.
You could be eligible for low-interest financing to help you cover the cost of your upgrades. You then pay the municipality back over a 10-year period, but we’ll do the analysis to see if you can save as much or even more in energy and heating expenses than the cost of the retrofits! We’ll even make sure you get all the Efficiency Nova Scotia and Canada Greener Homes rebates you are eligible for.
This program helps residents to access low interest financing to complete a water supply or septic upgrade for their property.
The Program operates on a first come, first served basis until its’ budget for the fiscal year has been allocated. Should there be funding available for your proposed upgrade, you will be required to sign a Financing Agreement that outlines your roles and responsibilities as Qualifying Property Owner, as well as those of the Municipality.
To read more, here is the the Victoria County Water Supply/Septic Upgrade Bylaw
Assessment is the responsibility of Property Valuation Services Corporation Property Valuation Services Corporation. If you have any questions regarding your assessment, please contact them during regular office hours (M-F/ 8:30am – 4:30pm).
Toll Free number 1-800-380-7775