October 23, 2017, Council Meeting

Please join Municipal Council on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 5:00 pm for the Council Meeting.  To view the agenda click here.

Housing: Now and Into the Future Survey

We know that having a safe and affordable place to live is important.  Please take the time to help people you know and work with fill out the following needs assessment survey so we can understand what the housing needs in our community are now and into the future.

Click the following link to complete your survey. Housing: Now and Into the Future - Survey

Thank you for your participation.  We cannot succesfully complete this project without your help.

Province of Nova Scotia - Cannabis Survey

Cannabis is expected to be legal in Canada by July 2018.

Have your say. The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is encouraging everyone to provide input as the Province develops their provincial rules and regulations for recreational cannabis in Nova Scotia.

Click the following link to complete your survey!

Press Release - 2016-17 Financial Statements

  pdf For immediate release - September 25, 2017 (67 KB)


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 !!  

PACE Program Year 2 Press Release

CEF Press Release Shelburne

PACE Program - Open for Applications

Year 2 of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program is now open for applications.  

Only 10 spots are available.  Inquire or apply today!

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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.