Tax Bill

Property Tax Bill Update

The Halifax Regional Municipality has made changes to the property tax bill format and is providing additional ways to communicate about your account.

For all other information about your property tax, click here. For information about how the property tax bill is determined, click here

Changes include:

  • new property tax bill format
  • new options to communicate about your tax bill
  • account number update (which will mainly impact residents who pay via online banking)
  • changes to your property tax bill amount

To view a PDF copy of the tax bill insert please click here.


2022-23 Tax Bill


  1. Property description
    1. Assessment Account Number
    2. Property Legal Description
    3. Customer number
    4. Assessed Owner(s): Person 1, Person 2
  2. General tax rate – funds the various services the municipality provides, such as policing, solid waste, recreation programs, libraries and sports fields. The charge on your property tax bill will be listed as urban, suburban or rural, depending on where you live
  3. Supplementary education rate – used to supplement funding to the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) and the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP), the province-wide Acadian school board, for programs within the Halifax region
  4. Area charges – funds specific services in your area and will vary depending on where you live. For example, those in close proximity to transit routes will see a charge for “Local Transit” on their property tax bill
  5. Climate action – see details on page two of the tax bill insert
  6. Provincial rate – collected by the municipality on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia
  7. Total property taxes for the current year
  8. Balance due – current amount owing
  9. Payment due date
  10. PIN number – required for email/SMS registration