Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Utilities and Taxes

The Town of Annapolis Royal is responsible for property taxes and water services. All related queries can be directed to (902) 532-2043 ext 101 or

Property Taxes

Currently, the residential tax rate is 1.70 percent and the commercial tax rate is 3.20 percent of the assessed value of the property. Sewage is included in property taxes. Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) are responsible for property assessment values. Please contact PVSC for all queries regarding property assessments. If you need to make a change to your property tax information, PVSC must first be contacted. PVSC will notify Town Hall of the update.

Tax bills are issued bi-yearly; April 30th and October 30th. Bills must be paid within 30 days. Interest on unpaid monies will be applied after thirty days.

Phone: 1-800-380-7775


Water Utilities

All properties are charged a flat fee water charge plus a usage fee. Vacant properties with water turned off are still charged the flat fee for service. Bills are issued quarterly; March 30th, June 30th, September 30th, and December 30th. You may find the billing amount might vary with different bills. This can be due to a variety of reasons. Most billings are estimates, which are based on the previous eight bills. Actual bills (when Public Works reads the water meter) will give an accurate billing for the property, this may result in a higher bill than an estimate bill. The time of year can affect the billing as can a leak or running toilet.


The base rates for water meters are as follows:

Size of Meter Quarterly Charge
5/8’ $97.95
3/4” $143.18
1” $233.65
1 ½” $459.81
2” $731.20
3” $1,454.92

Consumption Rates
$0.90 per cubic meter

Bill payments can be made by cash, cheque, or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT – online banking).

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