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Property Taxes are used to fund many of our essential services including policing and fire fighting; vital services such as street, sidewalk and sewer maintenance, as well as snow and ice removal. Property taxes also fund services that help bring a community together including recreation centres, libraries,parks and trails and much more.

Municipal Council determines the property tax rate each year during the annual budget approval process. The Property Tax rate is as per $100 of property assessment.

Town of Truro Property Tax Rates 

YearResidential & Resource Commercial
2021-2022 1.85 4.50
2020-2021 1.85 4.50
2019-2020 1.85 4.50
2018-2019 1.83 4.50
2017-2018 1.83 4.48
2016-2017 1.82 4.48
2015-2016 1.80 4.47
2014-2015 1.78 4.46
2013-2014 1.77 4.45
2012-2013 1.76 4.44
2011-2012 1.76 4.44

How can I pay my property tax bill?

Tax Payment Calculator

Enter the total amount of your tax bill $
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Each payment is $
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. The Town accepts

  • Cash
  • Debit
  • Cheque
  • Money Order
  • Online Banking (You will need your eight digit assessment account number for property tax and/or your eight digit water utility account number.)
  • Credit card ( for Tax & Water only through our online provider Plastiq - Town of Truro

Who receives a property tax bill?

Anyone who owns property in the Town of Truro receives a property tax bill. This includes land (resource), commercial property and residential property.

How is your property tax bill calculated?

Property Taxes are calculated by multiplying the property assessment value by the municipal property tax rate and dividing by 100. Property assessment value is determined by Property Valuation Services Corporation.

Property Tax Sale

As per the Nova Scotia Municipal Government Act, the legislation that governs municipalities, tax sale proceedings may begin if property taxes are outstanding more than one year. Interest accrues on your property tax account at a rate of 15% per annum. Payment arrangements can be made by contacting the finance department at 902-895-8011.

How do I appeal my property taxes?

Properties are assessed by Property Valuation Services Corporation . Please contact this organization to find out how to appeal your properties assessment.

Do I have to pay my tax bill even if I am appealing my assessment?

Your property tax bill must be paid even when an assessment appeal has been filed. Interest will accrue at 15% per annum if payment is not received. Any overpayment as a result of an appeal decision will be refunded once notification has been received by the Town of Truro from Property Valuation Services Corporation.


Contact Us

  • 695 Prince Street, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N1G5
  • 902-895-4484
  • 902-893-0501