Preauthorized payment plan

If your taxes are paid up-to-date and you don’t pay your taxes with your mortgage, you're eligible to apply for a preauthorized payment plan. The municipality has two preauthorized payment plans for you to choose from. 

Tax due date option

Your taxes are automatically debited from your account on the interim and final due dates. The due dates are normally the last business day of April and the last business day of October each year.

Monthly or bi-weekly withdrawal option

This program is a substitute for post-dated cheques. To assist in budgeting; this program can be used to make regular monthly or bi-weekly payments on your accounts.

The Pre-Authorized Payment Enrolment Form must be signed indicating the type of withdrawal, monthly or bi-weekly amount and date the payment is to be withdrawn. The amount will be automatically transferred from your Canadian financial institution to your account with us. You will receive your regular billings to maintain your payment records.

**Please note**

Interest will be charged on outstanding balances at a rate of 15 percent annually (simple daily interest)

If your PAP returns from the bank, after three returned automatic debits will result in removal from the program.

If you have a payment posting inquiry, questions, or comments you may phone 311 (within the municipality) or 1.800.835.6428 (NS only) or you may email us at  

How to apply for a pre-authorized payment plan

Complete one of the below pre-authorized payment forms and return it, along with a void cheque, at least 15 business days prior to the date you would like to start automatic withdrawals.

Property tax - pre-authorized payment form [PDF]

Other payments - pre-authorized payment form [PDF]

By mail:
Halifax Regional Municipality
Cash Management
PO Box 1749
Halifax, NS
B3J 3A5

By email: 

Attach the saved PDF enrolment form and a scanned void cheque/official banking information.

Important information regarding the program

  • To change your banking information, contact Cash Management and provide a new void Canadian cheque at least 15 business days prior to your next monthly payment.
  • To cancel your pre-authorized payments and/or if you sell your property, you must notify Cash Management at least 15 business days prior to the next scheduled payment is required. 
  • If your final bill has an amount owing, it must be paid by the final bill due date. 
  • Interest will be charged on outstanding balances at a rate of 15 per cent annually (simple daily interest).
  • If your pre-authorized payment is returned from the bank, after three returned automatic debits will result in removal from the program.

Contact Cash Management

Questions about making pre-authorized payments? 
Phone: 311 or 1.800.835.6428 (within Nova Scotia only)