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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect my tax bill?

All property owners and businesses will receive their Interim Tax Bill on April 30th based on the current year, and the Final Tax Bill will be issued August 31st of the current year. The Interim Tax Bill is based on 50% of the Assessed Taxed Value. Changes will not be reflected until the Final Tax bill in August.

When can I expect my Water Bill?

Water bills are sent out quarterly: March, June, September and December

Why do we pay a water deposit?

The Nova Scotia Utility Review Board requires the Town of Stewiacke Water Utility to charge a refundable deposit in the amount of $231.42. The Nova Scotia Utility Review Board is the regulatory body for all utilities.

To calculate your water bill the base rate for

Base Rate for 3" meter is $758.86
Base Rate for 2" meter is $380.25
Base Rate for 1 1/2" meter is $238.28
Base Rate for 1" meter is $119.97
5/8 meter (most residential homes) $48.98
The per consumption amount is $9.88per 1000 gallons.
Water Haulers Rate $13.00 per 1,000 gallons

How is my Waste Water Bill Calculated?

Waste Water Bills are sent quarterly with the water bills. The base rate is calculated by the size of your water meter.
5/8" Meter: $62.87
1" Meter: $125.74
2" Meter: $251.48
3" Meter: $377.22

How would I go about changing the address on my account?

For any inquiries regarding address and/or name changes, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email or by calling 639-2231.

Where can I direct my payment inquiries?

For any payment inquiries, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or (902)639-2231.

How can I pay my municipal tax, waste water and/or water bill?

Cash/Cheque/Money Order
Debit
Mortgage Company
Online Banking
Visa and MasterCard are presently only accepted online. 

How do I acquire a Tax certificate?

A request for a tax certificate must be in writing and include a fee of $25.00 per certificate. Deliver, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail your request to:
Town of Stewiacke
P.O. Box 8
295 George Street
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
B0N 2J0

What is the Deed Transfer Rate for the Town of Stewiacke?

The deed transfer rate is 1%

Where do I register my dog?

All dog owners are required to have their dog(s) registered by March 1st of each year. Registration may be completed at the Town Office. The renewal fee is $15.00 per year. Dog registration is an easy way to ensure that your dog is returned to you if you ever lose your animal. It also may keep you from being liable for any damage your dog may do to someone else's property. 

Dog Licence Fee: $15.00
Replacement Tag: $10.00
Administration Fee: $25.00

Development Control Fees

Application for an amendment to the planning documents: $200.00 plus the cost of advertising $500.00 payable in advance as a deposit on such costs
Application for a variance to the Land Use Bylaw: 100.00
Signage Application: $25.00
Zoning confirmation letter: $25.00
Tax certificate: $25.00

Subdivision Fees

Preliminary: $50.00
Tentative: $25.00 per lot
Final: $50.00
Plan Repeal: $50.00

Other Fees

Burning Permits: $10.00
Advertising Sign on Pavilion / Town Property: $200.00
Annual (signage) maintenance fee by agreement: $75.00
NSF Fee: $50.00