Halifax Regional Municipality offers surplus properties for sale and lease. Properties no longer required for use by the Halifax Regional Municipality may be declared surplus by Regional Council and disposed of in accordance with Administrative Order 50, the Disposal of Surplus Real Property Administrative Order.
Administrative Order 50 outlines the property disposal process, which includes categorizing each property based on its re-sale potential and characteristics. Regional Council must approve the surplus status of the property and the type of disposal, from one of the following categories:
Ordinary Sale: Properties of an ordinary or routine nature that no longer have a municipal purpose. View a list of surplus ordinary properties for sale.
Economic Development: Strategic properties having economic development potential are sold to maximize use or value, achieve the attraction of targeted industries and employment or the regeneration of neighborhoods, or to advance development opportunities. Economic development properties should generate a financial return to the municipality. Check out current Economic Development opportunities that are available.
Community Interest: Properties known to have potential for community use, in particular where there has been a prior community or institutional use of the property; or, by location or scarcity of available property the consideration for community use would reasonable arise. See what current surplus properties are designated as community interest.
Remnant: Properties which are remaining or subdivided lands which by nature of their size or dimensions have limited or no reasonable use, but which may have utility for abutting property owners, and can be disposed under s. 64 of the Charter allowing Council to set a price that is less than market value.
Extraordinary: Properties having an historic or legal distinction which include conditions or extraordinary process with respect to their preservation or disposal including but not limited to: the Halifax Commons; the Dartmouth Commons; streets; any municipal properties, including parks, which are held in trust, or upon condition, or with reserving interests, or like constraints; and, parkland acquired through subdivision process.
Intergovernmental Transfer: Properties requested by another level of government which will be used for a public purpose and sold for market value.
Other Land Sale Opportunities
If you are interested in purchasing a specific municipally-owned property that is not currently for sale, please contact our Property Inventory Technician, Elaine Wall via email or by phone at 490-4536.
Prior to calling, please view our FAQ Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) for Unsolicited Requests to better prepare you for speaking with our staff.
Statements contained herein are based upon information Halifax Regional Municipality deems reliable, but for which Halifax Regional Municipality assumes no responsibility and no warranties are made or implied. This information is provided subject to errors, omissions, changes, prior sale/lease or withdrawal from the market without notice.
The Municipality reserves the right to review and present any and all offers to Halifax Regional Council. The Municipality reserves the right at its sole discretion to approve or reject any offer; or modify the terms of the approval of any offer if it is deemed to be in the Municipality's best overall interest.