Halifax Regional Municipality sells and leases properties that it no longer requires.
Types of properties sold by the municipal government
Regional Council must approve the surplus status of the property and specify the type of disposal from one of the following categories:
Ordinary sale: There are 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: Some properties that have potential to boost economic development are sold to:
- maximize use or value
- achieve the attraction of targeted industries and employment
- regenerate the neighborhoods
- advance development opportunities.
Economic development properties should generate a financial return to the municipality. Check out current economic development opportunities.
Community interest: These are properties known to have potential for community use. They may have previously been used for a community or institutional building, or might be suitable for future community use because of their location or because of the scarcity of available property. See what current surplus properties are designated as community interest.
Remnant: These are the leftovers: properties that are remaining of subdivided lands, which by nature of their size or dimensions have limited or no reasonable use, but that may be useful to owners of abutting properties. The municipal government can dispose of these properties under section 64 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter allowing Council to set a price that is less than market value.
Extraordinary: Some properties have a historic or legal distinction that include conditions or extraordinary process with respect to their preservation or disposal. These conditions or processes could include, but are not limited to:
- the Halifax Commons
- the Dartmouth Commons
- streets (right of way)
- any municipal properties, including parks, which are held in trust, or upon condition, or with reserving interests, or like constraints
- parkland acquired through subdivision process
Intergovernmental transfer: These are properties requested by another level of government that will be used for a public purpose and sold for market value.
Read Administrative Order 50, the Disposal of Surplus Real Property Administrative Order [PDF] for full details on the process.
Other land sale opportunities
Current property rationalization initiative
Surplus property listings - ordinary sale
Pricing and availability as of May 3, 2019
Property location: Parcel 8AR-2 Margeson Dr., Middle Sackville (PID 41419961)
Size Sq. Ft.: 43,520 + / - sq. ft
Known as/Status: Vacant property For sale
Selling Price: $44,900
Contact Info.: Colin Walsh 902.579.2824
If you are interested in purchasing a specific municipally-owned property not currently for sale, please contact Erin Nauss via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 902.490.1576. Prior to calling, review common questions about unsolicited requests for properties.
See a list of closed transactions of recently sold and purchased properties.
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.
A sample of the municipality’s standard Agreement of Purchase and Sale [PDF] is available for review or use.