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
June 30, 2015
The Village Commission has
set the tax rates as follows:
|Sewer rate - single
|Sewer rate - vacant lot
|Other sewer rates posted
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
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.
Effective April 1st, 2010, the Village of
Kingston will be billing and collecting their
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
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
At this time, no. The Village is
working with the County on accepting each
other's payments, but nothing is in place at
How does this affect me when I sell my
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.
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
Village of Kingston
PO Box 254
Kingston, NS B0P 1R0
fax: (902) 765-0807
Request for Tax Certificate Form