Covid Response

COVID-19 has impacted our entire community. The Municipality of East Hants is working to support residents and businesses negatively affected financially by this global pandemic. Those capable of paying their water bills on or before their due date are encouraged to do so.

East Hants Water Utility

For East Hants Water Utility customers, the Municipality is implementing the following measures:

  • No interest will be charged on outstanding balances beginning April 1st, 2020 until September 30th, 2020.
  • No water utility customers will have their water disconnected due to non-payment from April 1st, 2020 to September 30th, 2020.
  • In order to keep customers informed, the Water Utility will continue to issue water bills and reminder notices. We will not issue water disconnection notices due to non-payment during this period.

Customers who require support at this time are encouraged to contact our Collection Officer as well as use the interest relief option to help ease their burden. Those capable of paying their water bills on or before their due date are encouraged to do so.

Collection Officer
Brian Enfield

Property Tax

The Municipality is working with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities to explore tax relief efforts for property owners who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. More information will be available soon. Those capable of paying their tax bills on or before the due date are encouraged to do so.

Paying Tax and Water Bills During the COVID-19 Crisis

There are several ways you can pay your property tax and water bills:

Online Banking
You can pay your property tax and/or water bill with a bank teller, Online Banking or by telephone with one of the major financial institutions in Canada. When paying by internet/telephone banking search for “East Hants” then select either Tax or Water.

Pre-Authorized Debit Plan
You can set up a plan with us by filling out the Pre-Authorized Debit form. Please contact Derek Sullivan at 902-883-6230 or send email to to obtain an application form or for more information.

You can pay by cheque or money order through the mail system. Please make your cheque or money order payable to The Municipality of East Hants. Please write the SAP number on the front of your cheque or money order.

Drop Off or In-Person Payment
You can pay in-person at the Lloyd E. Matheson Building in the Elmsdale Business Park at Suite 170, 15 Commerce Court, Elmsdale. N.S. by dropping off a cheque or money order in the beige drop off slot available at the left side glass door. Or drop by our reception desk in Suite 170.

Civic Address Mailing Address
Lloyd E. Matheson Centre Box 230, Suite 170
15 Commerce Court 15 Commerce Court
Elmsdale, NS B2S 3K5 Elmsdale, NS B2S 3K5



COVID-19 Information