Attention: Interest holders in any property sold at Municipal Tax Sale in the last 20 years

When a property is sold at tax sale for more than the taxes, interest and expenses owing with respect to the property, a tax sale surplus is created. The Municipality is obligated to hold this surplus in trust for 20 years. After 20 years, the surplus is transferred to the Municipality’s Capital Reserve.

Any person having an interest in a property at the time of the tax sale can apply to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for an order directing the payment of all, or part, of the balance to that person. An application can be made to the Court at any time after the period of redemption has expired and before the expiry of twenty years from the date of the sale.

Inquiries can be made at the Municipal Office at 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater as to whether a surplus exists for a property sold in tax sale or by phone (902) 541-1329. An assessment account number is required.