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Understanding your Property Assessment Notice

The front page of your notice shows your property’s assessed value, capped assessment (if eligible for the Capped Assessment Program) and taxable assessed value (used to calculate your property taxes).

The back of the assessment notice includes five years of assessment values for your property.

In Nova Scotia, property assessments are based on market value sales one year prior to the current year.


Here’s how it works:

When you receive your assessment notice in January: 

  • Review the information to ensure you understand your current property assessment.
  • If you do not feel that your assessment is a reasonable estimate of market value two years prior to the date of your notice, you can appeal your assessment. A detachable appeal form is on the front of your notice.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about your assessment or if you’re considering filing an appeal.