Finances and Tax Rates

Town Budgets

The Town of Lunenburg's fiscal year is April 1 - March 31: pdf 2019/20 Budget Highlights (191 KB)

The Town's 2019/20 Approved Operating & Capital budget is available for download here.

Access a copy of the Town of Lunenburg pdf Audited Financial Statements (4.21 MB)  for the last completed fiscal year.


Please note that all Town of Lunenburg Grant Applications for fiscal 2020/21 must be submitted no later than March 31, 2020

Click for a list of approved Grants for 2019/20.

Town of Lunenburg Community Grants Procedural Policy

Draft 2020/21 Budgets

The Draft 2020/21 Town Operating & Capital Budgets are available for download here and will be presented to the public at the Council Meeting of March 24, 2020*.

*UPDATE: This meeting has been postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. A new presentation date will be shared as soon as possible.

Tax Rates

2019/2020 (per $100.00 of Assessment) Property Tax Rates
Residential Commercial Seasonal Tourist Business
$1.351 $3.358 $2.519

Bills Issued and Payments Options

See Bills and Payments document pdf here (112 KB) .

The Town issues tax bills bi-annually. An interim bill calculated as 50% of the prior years' tax rate on the current year's assessment and is issued on May 1 each year. A final tax bill is calculated based on your current assessment at the current tax rate (per $100. of assessment) less interim taxes paid. The final tax bills are issued on September 1. All taxes are due upon receipt, however, interest is not charged if payment is received by the end of the month the bill was issued.

There is a Property Tax Exemption available for low-income individuals. Please see the current years' budget for income thresholds and tax exemption amounts or download the pdf Application for Property Tax Reduction (823 KB) .

Payment options include: pdf pre-authorized payment (21 KB) , cash, debit, cheque, post-dated cheque, telephone/internet banking or paid at your bank branch at most Canadian financial institutions. The Town does not accept credit card payments.

Pre-authorized debit for Electric and Water Utilities requires pdf separate authorization (85 KB) .

Property Assessments

As of April 1, 2008 responsibility for property assessments and other property related services transferred from NS Assessment Services to the Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC).

To view assessment information please visit PVSC at

Helpful Links

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