Property Taxes

Tax Rate

The costs for the Municipality of the County of Inverness's government service to its residents, businesses and institutions are covered primarily through the property tax. Property taxes help pay for municipal services such as recreation, general government, public works, policing, garbage and recycling collection and processing, fire protection, sewer, policing, education and planning. The tax rates are generated through the annual budget process and are presented to municipal council each spring for approval. The tax rates for the current fiscal year are as follows:

  • Residential - $1.02 per $100 of assessment value
  • Commercial - $1.85 per $100 of assessment value
  • Resource - $1.02 per $100 of assessment value
  • Forest Property (less than 50,000 acres) - $0.25 per acre
  • Forest Property (more than 50,000 acres) - $0.40 per acre

Area Rates

Sewer Area Rate

Municipal Council approves an annual sewer area rate to recover the cost of providing sewer services to its residents. The sewer area rate is $0.30 per $100 of assessment for the following communities: Port Hastings, Judique, Inverness, Port Hood, Cheticamp, and Mabou.

The area rate for sewer service for Cheticamp is .31 cents per $100.00 of assessment.

Taxes collected from the Inverness County taxpayers go to finance the County contribution towards education, public works, roads, and municipal services such as garbage collection.

Fire Protection Area Rate

The Fire Protection Rate is an area rate levied and collected on behalf of the Volunteer Fire Departments and varies for each community. Rates are levied by  assessment value or as a flat rate.

Fire Protection Area Rates levied per $100 of assessment value are as follows:

  • North East Margaree Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • West Bay Road Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Port Hastings Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Port Hood Volunteer Fire Department (Residential)- $0.10
  • Port Hood Volunteer Fire Department (Commercial) - $0.06
  • Inverness Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Judique Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Whycocomagh Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Ainslie/Upper Margaree Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Cheticamp Volunteer Fire Department (Residential) - $0.08
  • Cheticamp Volunteer Fire Department (Commercial) - $0.04
  • Valley Mills Volunteer Fire Department - $0.10
  • Margaree Volunteer Fire Department (Residential) - $0.08
  • Margaree Volunteer Fire Department (Commercial) - $0.05
  • Blues Mills Volunteer Fire Department (Residential) - $0.10
  • Blues Mills Volunteer Fire Department (Commercial) - $0.05
  • Lemoine Volunteer Fire Department (Residential) - $0.08
  • Lemoine Volunteer Fire Department (Commercial) - $0.05
  • Port Hood Fire Station - $0.10

Fire Protection Area Rates levied as a flat rate are as follows:

  • Mabou (1 Dwelling) - $100.00
  • Mabou (2 Dwelling) - $200.00
  • Pleasant Bay - $125.00
  • Meat Cove - $60.00

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tanya Tibbo

Director of Finance

Tel: (902) 787-3511 Fax: (902) 787–3110
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Roy MacLean

Assistant Director of Finance

Tel: (902) 787-3509 Fax: (902) 787–3110
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Beverly MacDonald

Tax Revenue Manager

Tel: (902) 787-3510 Fax: (902) 787–3110
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Whitney MacDonald

Finance Assistant

Tel: (902) 787-3505 Fax: (902) 787–3110
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