Taxation
Property taxes are an important part of any municipality, as they help to ensure the residents of Kingston have excellent services as well as quality recreational programming and a sound infrastructure.

Tax Rates
June 30, 2015
The Village Commission has set the tax rates as follows:

  2015
Residential Rate* 30.9 cents
Resource Rate* 30.9 cents
Commercial Rate* 41.3 cents
   
Sewer rate - single dwelling $340.00/yr
Sewer rate - vacant lot $150.00/yr
Other sewer rates posted in the Policy for Fees (2015).  

* per $100 of assessed value


Pre-Authorized Payment Forms
Setting up pre-authorized payments allows the village to withdraw funds from your account monthly or semi-annually (May and September.) This payment option lets you pay your taxes in easy installments throughout the year.

The form is available here for download.

Pre-Authorized Payment Form

If you have any questions on how to fill out the form or want to know your estimated monthly amounts, please contact the office at (902) 765-2800.

Important Notice

Effective April 1st, 2010, the Village of Kingston will be billing and collecting their own taxes.

See news article here!

Previously the County of Kings had collected taxes on behalf of the Village. Starting with the tax bills issued for May 2010, the Village will issue its own tax bills separate from the County.

Common Questions

Why is the Village issuing its own tax bills?

Previously, the Village delegated the responsibility of tax collection of Village rates to the County. In turn, the County charged Kingston a commission of taxes collected. This amounted to approximately $35,600 per year.

Technological advancements have made it possible for the Village to issue its own bills and collect payments without too much difficulty. After setup, printing and additional banking charges the village will realize significant savings in this year and years to come.

What does this mean to me?

If you reside in the Village of Kingston, you will receive two tax bills instead of one. Kingston tax bills are payable to the Village, and County bills to the County.

How can I pay my bills?

The Village will provide many payment options. Your bill can be paid in person at the Village Office or mailed in. Cash, cheques and debit will be accepted at the Village Office.

You can also pay through online banking, telephone banking or at your local bank.

Also, the Village has the option of withdrawing monthly amounts from your bank account through our pre-authorized payment plan.

The Village does not accept credit cards.

Will I pay more taxes?

No, the amount you pay should essentially be the same. This is only a change in the tax authority and collection process.

The billing dates and interest rates charged will mirror the amounts charged by the County.

Can I pay both bills at the Village Office?

At this time, no. The Village is working with the County on accepting each other's payments, but nothing is in place at this time.

How does this affect me when I sell my house?

The Village will be working closely with the County to educate professionals involved in real estate sales. Real estate agents and legal professionals will have to contact both County and Village offices to receive tax certificates.

Tax Certificates

The Village provides Tax Certificates on specific accounts at a fee of $35.00 per account. This form can be downloaded, printed, completed and sent to the Village along with the applicable fee at:

Village of Kingston
PO Box 254
Kingston, NS B0P 1R0

or

fax: (902) 765-0807

or

email: clerk@kingstonnovascotia.ca

Request for Tax Certificate Form





 






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