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The binder is now available for viewing in the Finance Department at the Municipality of the District of Shelburne located at 136 Hammond Street Shelburne.

March7 2018

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It is mandatory for the municipality to attempt to notify the owner as well as all lien holders of the property of the pending tax sale through issuing a registered letter; however, this is not always possible so the property is also posted with a Tax Sale Notice. If the taxes remain unpaid, the property is advertised in the local paper as well as our website twice prior to the tax sale. The Municipality's Tax Sale Policy states "Property shall be sold for tax sale if taxes are in arrears for the preceding two fiscal years".  The full policy is available here.

It is advisable to consult with a lawyer before purchasing a property. The tax sale is a public auction with the successful bid being the highest bid at or above the advertised price. The advertised price is the total of all outstanding taxes, lienable charges, penalties, interest and tax sale costs.

If the property has more than six (6) years outstanding the successful bidder will receive a Tax Sale Deed and become the new owner of the property. If the property is less than six years in arrears a Certificate of Sale is issued to the successful bidder and the owner or lien holder will have six (6) months to redeem the property. Only at the end of the redemption period, if the property has not been redeemed, will title pass to the successful bidder.

For more information please contact Tax Clerk at 902-875-3544 ext 222.

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Volunteer Recognition Nominations

Each year the Municipality recognizes local volunteers by requesting nominations for individuals and groups who volunteer. All nominees will be invited to attend a reception being held to honor volunteers from across eastern Shelburne County. The reception is being hosted by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Click here for more information and to access the Nomination Form. 

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 Nova Scotia Health Authority - Need a Family Practice - Registry

Need A Family Practice registry confirming contact information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Nov. 21, 2017 HALIFAX, N.S. – The Need A Family Practice registry is a list of Nova Scotians who do not currently have a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Starting today, Nova Scotia Health Authority will be conducting automated calling over the next couple of weeks to people on the registry. These calls are to confirm the registrant’s contact information and need for a primary care provider.


“In order to be able to reach people who do not have a family practice, it’s important to have accurate contact information,” said Shannon Ryan Carson, Director of Primary Health Care, Chronic Disease and Wellness. “This is our regular process to check the information that we have in the registry, so that family practices are able to contact with people when they are accepting new patients.”


Nova Scotians who have registered with Need a Family Practice should expect to receive an automated call that will ask them to confirm that someone at that phone number is registered, and that they continue to need a family practice. The caller ID will show up on call display as 000-000-0000.


“People change phone numbers or move and, as result, the contact information in the registry is no longer current. We want to ensure that we can reach people when there is a practice that is able to accept them,” said Ryan Carson.


Nova Scotians whose contact information has changed since they registered with Need A Family Practice are encouraged to call 811, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., to update their information.


People who have not registered yet, and are without a family doctor or nurse practitioner, should also register, ether online at or by calling 811.


Media Contact: Kristen Lipscombe Senior Advisor, Media Relations

Cell: (902) 478-9736

Provincial Media Line: 1-844-483-3344

We are pleased to announce that our Waste per capita (per person) numbers came in and we are well below the provincial requested amount of 300 kg/capita.

Thanks to all our residents (Municipality of Shelburne, Town of Shelburne and Town of Lockeport) for their hard work on using less and recycling more.  

Our numbers came in at 282 kg/capita !!  

We're Moving to One Tax Bill in 2018

After careful consideration, Council of Municipality of the District of Shelburne has decided to return to one tax bill per year, beginning next year in 2018. You will still receive two tax bills in 2017.

For the past number of years, the Municipality has issued two tax bills per year, one in April and one in September. Upon reflection, this process has not been as efficient and cost effective as anticipated, and returning to one tax bill will save our taxpayers up to $15,000 annually, which we can re-invest back into your priority areas.

In order to best serve the residents of the Municipality, property taxes will transition from two tax bills per year to one, as follows:

Tax Bill Date             Due Date

April 1, 2017              May 31, 2017

September 1, 2017   October 31, 2017

April 1, 2018              June 30, 2018

April 1, 2019              June 30, 2019

As noted above, beginning April 1, 2018, a tax bill will be sent out once per year with an extended due date, allowing up to three months for payment.

As always, payments can be made at our office by cheque, cash or debit. Residents can also make arrangements to drop off post-dated cheques, set up pre-payment options with participating online banking providers, or pay by credit card through an external third party credit card company. We cannot accept credit card payments at our office.

Please call our Finance Department at 902-875-3544 ext. 228, if you require more information.