Tax and Fire Rates

The Municipality of Yarmouth sends property tax bills to all property owners once a year. Tax bills are sent out June 1 and are due on or before June 30 of the same year.

The tax calculation is based on the assessed value of the property multiplied by the applicable tax rate. The assessed value is the market value of the property at the base rate as determined by Property Valuation Services Corporation, phone 1-800-380-7775, a department of the Nova Scotia Government.

Tax Rates

The tax rate for the 2017 / 2018 tax year is as follows:

Residential - $1.16 / $100.00 of assessment.

Commercial - $2.15 / $100.00 of assessment.

The only additional tax added to the above rate is the Fire Department tax. The fire rates vary depending on where you live.

Fire Rates

Carleton .11 / $100 of assessment
Port Maitland                   .14 / $100 of assessment
Yarmouth .16 / $100 of assessment
Lakes & District          .17 / $100 of assessment
Lake Vaughan .15 / $100 of assessment
Valley & District .08 / $100 of assessment
Kemptville .11 / $100 of assessment











Example of residential tax calculation

Assessed Value of Property $80,000
Residential Tax Rate $1.16/$100 of assessment
Yarmouth Fire Department $.16/$100 of assessment

Total Taxes

($1.16 +$.16)= $1.32 X $80,000 = $105,600/100=$1,056.00