Programs We Administer
Seasonal Tourist Business Designation
In addition to providing annual property assessments, PVSC administers the Seasonal Tourist Business Designation Program on behalf of the Nova Scotia Government.
The Seasonal Tourist Business Designation Program provides a reduced tax rate for eligible commercial properties. Property owners must apply for seasonal tourist business designation every September and demonstrate that their business meets the eligibility requirements set out by the Nova Scotia government.
Eligible businesses are:
- Restaurants, roofed accommodations or camping establishments
- Operated by the assessed property owner or their parent, sibling, child, grandchild, or spouse
- Closed for at least four months in a tax year (April 1 to March 31)
A separate application form must be completed for each business and submitted to PVSC every year.
Completed applications must be received by PVSC by September 1 of each year. Application deadlines are set by the Nova Scotia government and we have no authority to accept late applications.