Sign Up to Receive Property Tax Email or Text (SMS) notifications

What types of notifications can you receive?

  1.  Email notifications, including:
    • a copy of your tax bill via email - the municipality is legislatively required to mail a paper copy of the tax bill through Canada Post. If you choose to receive your tax bill by email you will also continue to receive a tax bill in the mail.
    • a copy of overdue tax bill notices
    • charges against your property (e.g. local improvement charges, Solar City Program invoices)
    • by-law infraction bill (e.g. false alarm/unsightly premises charges)
    • other charges (e.g. stormwater/runoff charges)
  2. Text notifications **, including:
    • pre-authorized payment notifications before payment is taken from your bank account
    • overdue tax bills and other invoices that are past their due date

** Standard messaging and data rates apply.

Instructions for Sign Up

Customers will need a copy of their latest bill, which contains a PIN number and customer number. If you do not have this bill please contact 311 to obtain a PIN. Click on the images below to enlarge.

This form is to opt in for electronic communication once per customer number. Your customer number is on your tax bill. If you have multiple properties you may have more than one customer number. Customers can opt in for email notifications only, text only, or both email and text. If you have multiple customer numbers, you will need to submit one form for each of them. If you wish to have different contact information for accounts listed on one customer number please contact 311.

Account Information

Communication preferences

Please enter your email address to receive email notifications, your cell number to receive text notifications, or both email and cell number to receive emails and text notifications.

Cell number

Privacy Statement

In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), the personal information collected on this form will only be used by municipal staff and, if necessary, individuals/organizations under service contract with the Halifax Regional Municipality for purposes relating to property tax and general revenue billing and correspondence.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the Access and Privacy Office at 902-943-2148 or

In an effort to enhance communication with residents, the municipality is offering options to receive emails and SMS text notifications for property tax-related items.

Please Note:

Invoice and payment reminder services are a courtesy only. The Halifax Regional Municipality is not responsible for any undelivered emails or text messages. Property owners are responsible for payment of property tax invoices and liens in a timely manner whether invoices/reminder notices are received. Additionally, clients are still responsible for accounts receivable whether invoices/reminder notices are received. Participation in this program is voluntary; you can opt out at any time by contacting 311.