Taxes and Cost

East Hants knows that stable and fair commercial tax rates are important for business.

Of course, low taxes are pretty attractive too.

Below is information regarding taxes, fees and charges relevant to business. Have questions regarding your project, business or property?  Contact Us today!

East Hants Tax Rates


East Hants Water Utility Fees:

The East Hants Water Utility serves the Municipality of East Hants with rates set by the Utility Review Board.  The Utility services the Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield and Shubenacadie areas (including the Elmsdale Business Park).

  • Water:
    • Base Charges: Standard Meter Charge (5/8″)-$44.41/quarter
      • Large industrial clients may have up to a 3”/meter (extra charge)
    • Consumption Charges – $12.34/1,000 gallons or $2.71/cubic metre
  • Wastewater: $10/1000 gallons or $2.20/cubic metre


Solid Waste Information:


Planning and Development Fees:

  • East Hants’ comprehensive list of Planning and Development Fees are maintained by our Planning and Development department.  The list includes a fee list of the following services:
    • Planning Applications
    • Building Permits
    • Development Control Permits
    • Subdivisions
    • Fire Inspections
    • Infrastructure Charges
    • Signs and more
  • Questions? We can help you navigate through this process.

Contact us with any questions you may have regarding your project, business or property.


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