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2014-15 Operating & Project Budgets


Regional Council unanimously approved Halifax Regional Municipality’s 2014-15 operating and project budgets on April 1, 2014.

  • The $845-million gross operating and $144-million gross project budgets include a residential tax rate decrease of one cent while the urban commercial tax rate drops by 11.5 cents.
  • The transit tax rate remains unchanged.
  • Regional Council approved a budget that will ensure 88% of homes and 57% of commercial properties will have a tax bill this year that will be the same or lower than last year.

Residential Tax Rate

The general rates of taxation (per $100 of Assessed Value) on residential property will be set at:

  • $0.658 for the urban area (Last year: $0.668)
  • $0.625 for the suburban area (Last year: $0.635)
  • $0.619 for the rural area (Last year: 0.629)

Commercial Tax Rate

The general rates of taxation on commercial property (per $100 of Assessed Value) will be set at:

  • $2.939 for the urban area (Last year: $3.054)
  • $2.939 for the suburban area (Last year: $3.054)
  • $2.590 for the rural area (Last year: $2.691)

Tax rates associated with Transit (per $100 of Assessed Value) will be set at:

  • $0.051 for the Regional Transportation tax rate (Same as last year)
  • $0.105 for the Local Transit tax rate (Same as last year)

HRM Approved Budget Books 2014/2015

To view the entire proposed budget books, please click on the book covers.   In addition, the various sections of the books are outlined in the charts below and available in PDF format.




           Approved Operating Budget 2014 2015     Approved Capital Budget 2014 2015


Budget book information by section in PDF format.

Approved Operating Budget 2014-2015

Full Book (PDF) Human Resources
Resolution HRM Police Services & RCMP
Introduction RCMP Financial Information Summary
Overview of Budgets Legal, Insurance & Risk Services
Auditor General Office Planning & Infrastructure
Office of the Chief Administrator Transportation & Public Works
Community & Recreation Services Halifax Transit
Finance & ICT Services Reserve Budget
Fire & Emergency Services Project Budget
Corporate Accounts Glossary
Halifax Public Libraries  


Approved Project Budget 2014 - 2015

Full Book (PDF) Impact on the Operating Budget
Table of Contents & Appendices Project Funding Plan
Introduction Project Budget Summary
Approach to Project Budget  
Project Expenditure Plan Appendix 1:  Capital Projects Supplementary Report (FULL)


For a breakdown of the sections within Appendix 1, please click on the links below:

Approved Project Budget Appendices (per section)

Buildings Parks & Playgrounds
Business Tools Roads & Streets
Community & Property Development Sidewalks, Curbs & Gutters
Equipment & Fleet Solid Waste
Industrial Parks Traffic Improvements
Halifax Transit