Our tax year runs from April 1st to March 31st, with one annual billing. Property tax bills are mailed out the end of July with payments in full due by September 1st. Interest will be applied to outstanding balances at the end of each month.
2020 - 2021 Tax Rate
The 2020-2021 Property Tax Rates have been set by Council. Please see the below tables for the new Residential, Resource, and Commercial rates, by area.
Property Assessment Information
Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) is a not-for-profit organization responsible for assessing all property in Nova Scotia as mandated under the Nova Scotia Assessment Act.
Property assessments are sent by Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) in January of each year. If you have any questions about your assessment or have not yet received your assessment contact PVSC directly at 1-800-380-7775 or visit their website at pvsc.ca.
Water Utility Bills
Water Utility bills are sent out to customers every three months (quarterly); in January, April, July and October. These invoices include base rate and consumption charges for both water and sewer. The base rates are based on a 90 day cycle and will vary slightly if the billing cycle is less or more than 90 days. The consumption charges are based upon the read received from your water meter.
Water Utility bills are due 30 days after the billing date. After 30 days, shut off notices are sent to those accounts which remain unpaid and interest will start accruing. If a utility bill is still not paid after 40 days from the billing date, a suspension of service (water shutoff) and a $50 charge may apply.
If you are a new resident to the Region of Windsor and West Hants, or are moving to a new location within the Region, please ensure that you complete a new water contract. Upon signing a new water contract, there is a $ 100.00 deposit due, which will remain on your account. Additionally, on your first billing there is a one time $ 50.00 administration fee.
If you are moving or need your water services temporarily disconnected, please ensure that you contact us at least 48 hours in advance to allow for time to arrange the appointment.
The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Regional Water Utility rates for the West Hants Water Utility and Windsor Water Utility can be found pdf here (79 KB) .
The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Regional Sewer rates for the West Hants and Windsor Water Utility can be found pdf here (64 KB) .
Should you have any questions about your billing or if you have not received a utility bill please contact our Water Utility Clerk, Cathy Curry at 902-798-8391 ext.107.
We have many different payment options available. (Learn more).
The Regional Municipality’s budget determines the amount of money required to support each municipal service (fire, police, schools, infrastructure, etc.). The budget must be approved by Council and all anticipated expenditures must be accounted for.
On June 3, 2020, West Hants Regional Municipal Council approved the following budgets:
The pdf Operating Budget (1.22 MB) covers the day-to-day spending on services such as waste management, protective services, park maintenance and programming. The Water Utility Operating Budgets cover the daily operations of the water utilities which provide safe drinking water to customers in the communities of Hantsport, Windsor, Three Mile Plains and Falmouth and is included in the Operating Budget.
The pdf Capital Budget (808 KB) funds the Municipality’s infrastructure which supports service delivery related to sidewalks, water and wastewater infrastructure, roads, parks and more.
The pdf Reserves Budget (402 KB) effectively supports municipal assets management planning. This allows the Municipality to save for future infrastructure development and unforeseen costs, to avoid debt and abide by legislative requirements.
The 2020/2021 overall municipal operating budget is $25.1 million, click pdf here (639 KB) for summary.