Making a payment

Halifax Regional Municipality offers many payment options for services and fees. You can pay: 

  • cash, debit or cheque (make cheque out to Halifax Regional Municipality) 
  • in person payments at citizen contact centres (These centres have a drop box that can be used)
  • credit card payments -
         accepted by the municipality
         not accepted by the municipality
  • by mail
  • Tax Payments only:
    Halifax Regional Municipality
    PO Box 818 CRO
    Halifax, NS B3J 2V2
  • All other payments:
  • Halifax Regional Municipality - Treasury
    PO Box 1749
    Halifax, NS B3J 3A5
  • By courier (note, Canada Post does not deliver to this address, use for couriers only):
    Halifax Regional Municipality - Treasury
    40 Alderney Drive, 5th Floor
    Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N5

Payment of municipal taxes

Please note: the municipality tax bills may be paid by credit card using a third-party service. The only provider that offers the credit card method at this time is Pay Simply. Third-party providers may charge a fee for their service and may offer promotional rates from time to time.

The municipality will accept credit cards for the following:

Municipal Services
FOIPOP (Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy)  
Applications Sale of municipal cemetery plots and services
Parking Tickets

Animal Licenses
Marriage Licenses
Taxi Licenses
Vending Licenses

Permit and Development Application Fees
Building Permits
Development Permits
Grade Alterations
Minor Variance
Occupancy Permits
Other Licenses & Permits
Plumbing Permits
Signs & Encroachments
Street Opening Permits
Subdivision Applications
Subdivision Inspection Fees
Zoning Fees

Police Services
Criminal Records Check
Finger Printing
Incident Reports
Motor Vehicle Reports
Summons / Pardons

Programs and Services

Credit card payments for taxes may only be made via third party credit card services

Transit Tickets / Passes (for individuals)

Credit card not accepted for the following items

Invoice Cash Debit Cheque Pre - authorized payments Online banking
Invoice Cash Debit Cheque Pre - authorized payments Online banking
Local Improvement Charges Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
False Alarm invoices Yes Yes Yes No No
Parking at municipal sites Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Rents - municipal properties Yes Yes Yes Yes No