Low Income Property Tax Exemption

For this year's 2020- 2021 Low Income Application the new total household income should now not exceed $35,000, instead of the $25,000 in previous years. There was typo on the front page of the application sent to you with your 2020-2021 tax bill which should state the total household income should not exceed *$35,000. Please look at the reverse side of the application to see the new tiered amounts and what you may qualify for.


Pursuant to Section 69 of the Municipal Government Act, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne is providing a tax exemption of up to $600 on the 2020/2021 property taxes.

To qualify for the low income property tax exemption, the following criteria must be met:

  1. A property owner’s gross income from all sources (Line 150 of the 2019 Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency) including all persons residing within the home, must be $35,000 or less.

  2. A copy of the 2019 Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency must be provided.

  3. A signed application, by all persons within the home, attesting that the information provided is correct.

  4. The previous year’s rates and property taxes must be paid in full at the time the application is submitted.

  5. This exemption shall only be available for residents where the property is their primary residence occupied by him/her year-round.

To review all eligibility requirements listed in the Municipality’s Low Income Tax Exemption Policy, or to obtain an application form, please visit the Municipality’s website at www.municipalityofshelburne.ca or please call the Municipal Office during regular business hours to request one by mail Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Applications will be received until February 28, 2021.

The annual property tax exemption will be calculated according to the following income levels and amounts, for all eligible residents:

  • $35,000 or less up to $50
  • $30,000 or less up to $150
  • $25,000 or less up to $300
  • $20,000 or less up to $600

How to receive and submit a Low Income Tax Property Tax Exemption application to the Municipality:

Eligible residents can do one of the following:

  1. Mail your application and a copy of your notice 2019 Notice of Assessment received from Canada Revenue Agency to P.O. Box 280, Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0. Please note a fillable Low Income Tax Exemption application can be found on our web site https://www.municipalityofshelburne.ca/rebates-and-tax-exemptions.html.

  2. Or, fill out an electronic version of the application that can be found on our website https://www.municipalityofshelburne.ca/rebates-and-tax-exemptions.html, take a picture of your 2019 Notice of Assessment received from Canada Revenue Agency, and email it to .

For further information, please visit our website or contact the Finance Department at 902-875-3544 ext. 222. All applications are reviewed in accordance with the Municipality's Low Income Property Tax Exemption Policy. Applications are available in the Finance Department or by clicking the following link, Application Form 2020-2021