Tax & Finance

Here you will find information and updates regarding taxes and taxation for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish. Our area rates are always available as are any forms or information you might need.

Property Assessment Notices

Own property in Nova Scotia? PVSC released 2019 property assessment notices. Look for yours in the mail or visit www.pvsc.ca to view detailed information about your assessment on your My Property Report. Contact PVSC if you have questions or want more information

The deadline to appeal your assessment to PVSC is midnight February 14, 2019.

Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that the lands and premises situated in the County of Antigonish shall be sold at Public Auction at the Municipal Administrative Centre on the 4th day of March, 2020 at the hour of 11:00 am.

Tax Sale Process – Click Here

Municipal Awareness Vignettes

To increase awareness of municipal government, particularly the programs and services provided by the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, we have developed a series of five short videos that show what we do and why we love this place!

This five part series will teach you about how your municipal taxes are spent, show you the importance of our water, waste water and solid waste management operations, speak to our phenomenal recreation programming.  Our 5th and final video, linked below, speaks about why Antigonish County is such a great place.

You can view these videos on the Municipality’s Vimeo channel.

A HUGE thank you to our filmmaker Leah Johnston and videographer Jeff Babineau, as well as our project coordinator Tammy Feltmate.  Another big thank you to our staff for participating in this initiative and our aspiring investigative journalist Aiden.

For more information on anything you see here please contact the Municipal Office.  We hope you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

VIDEO – From Tax to Service….following the tax dollar in Antigonish County

Local government is changing.  The roles and responsibilities that fall to municipalities are increasing.  Yet many are still unclear about what this or any other municipality does.  Over the next week we will share 5 videos with you sharing a bit about municipal services and functions.

Check out our first video, on following the Loonie, where do our tax dollars go? Check back on Tuesday for a new video!

Taxes to Services, What is the connection? Tax dollars at work in our Community. from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Tammy Felmate, Director of Sustainable Communities at tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca

Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Review

The Provincial/Municipal Fiscal Review (Fiscal Review) is a joint project between the Province of Nova Scotia and municipalities. It is primarily concerned with the state of municipalities, the relationship between the Province and its municipal partners, and the allocation of resources.

The mandate of the Fiscal Review Committee was to determine how provincial support to municipalities could best be allocated. The Committee found that demographic and economic trends present major challenges for municipalities. In an effort to confront these challenges, the Committee made forty-one recommendations to better allocate resources and increase collaboration. These recommendations were organized along five themes:

  • Opportunities to Improve Government Structures
  • Opportunities to Improve Roads Equity
  • Opportunities to Reallocate Scarce Resources
  • Opportunities to Improve Revenue Systems
  • Opportunities to Improve Collaboration

In response to a consolation period that ended on December 15, 2014, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish provided the following: AntigonishCounty_Fiscal Review Input_Dec2014.

For a copy of the complete report click here. For the executive summary click here.

Notice to Mini Home Owners

Please notify the Municipal Office before you sell your Mobile Home / Mini Home so we can make the proper transfer to the new owner.  If you are trading in your Mobile Home / Mini Home it is also necessary to notify the Municipal Office so the Mobile Home / Mini Home can be deleted from the tax roll.

Questions concerning transfer of Mobile Homes / Mini Homes?  Please call the Municipal Office at 902-863-1117 or e-mail: reception@antigonishcounty.ns.ca

Manufactured Home Transfer Form