2019/2020 TAX RATES approved by Council on April 8, 2019:
SEWER RATE:** the new rates for 2018-2019 are as follows:
Residential: 1st UNIT: $ 305.50 EACH ADDITIONAL UNIT: $133.85
Commerical: 1st UNIT $ 648.90 EACH ADDITIONAL UNIT: $381.80
Hotels/Motels/Hospitals: 1st Unit $648.90 EACH ADDITIONAL UNIT: $42.90
Sewer By-Law (click here to view by-law) ** Please note that the new version of this by-law will be uploaded to the site soon.
Deed Transfer Tax (Click Here to view by-law) - 1.50 % effective June 1, 2018.
Town of Bridgewater tax and water bill payments must be received by the Town Office by the due date to avoid applicable interest charges. If you are paying by mail or through your bank, please allow enough time for your payment to reach the Town Office by the due date. Interest will not be adjusted if received by the Town after the due date. We encourage you to pay your tax and water bills by the due dates to avoid our collection procedures.
Interim tax bills for approximately half the year's taxes will be mailed in April, due the Last day of May. The final bill for the year will be billed in August, due the end of September.
The interest rate is 1% per month (12% annually) and will be charged the first day of every month that the account is in arrears
For the convenience of our customers, the Town of Bridgewater has implemented a number of different alternatives for paying your bills.
TELEPAYMENTS – WATER
CIBC - "Bridgewater Town Water" - full 10 digit account #
ROYAL BANK - "Bridgewater NS (Town of) Water" - full 10 digit account #
BMO - "Bridgewater - Water Bill" - full 10 digit account #
SCOTIA BANK - "Bridgewater (Town) Water" - full 10 digit account #
TD CANADA TRUST - "Bridgewater Water" - full 10 digit account #
TELEPAY (Credit Union) - "Bridgewater PSC, Town of" - full 10 digit account #
TELEPAYMENTS - TAXES
CIBC - "Bridgewater Town Taxes" - full 8 digit account #
ROYAL BANK - "Bridgewater NS (Town) Taxes" - full 8 digit account #
BMO - "Town of Bridgewater Tax" - full 8 digit account #
SCOTIA BANK- ""Bridgewater (Town) Taxes" - full 8 digit account #
TD CANADA TRUST - "Bridgewater Tax" - Full 8 digit Account #
TELEPAY (Credit Union) - "Bridgewater Taxes, Town of" - full 8 digit account #
Town of Bridgewater
60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater NS B4V 3X9
THIRD PARTY CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR TAXES AND WATER
The Town of Bridgewater/Public Service Commission of Bridgewater do not offer the option of paying tax or water bills using a credit card, due to the merchant discount costs associated with these payments. However, you are able to use a third-party service provider that offers additional payment methods, including credit cards. The only provider that offers the credit card method at this time is listed below for your convenience. Third-party providers charge a fee for their service and may offer promotional rates from time to time. The Town of Bridgewater/Public Service Commission do NOT receive any part of this service fee.
Avoid Late Fees - If you pay today, the transfer will typically take place within two to three days. However, you may encounter additional delays. Please contact the third-party service provider for more information. The municipality may charge you interest if your payment is late.
Tax bills for the first installment shall be mailed before the last working day in April of each year and Tax bills for the second installment shall be mailed before the last working day in August of each year.
Taxes shall be paid in two installments, the first installment shall be due not later than the last working day in May of each year and the second installment shall be due not later than the last working day in September of each year.
The Town of Bridgewater is pleased to provide our customers with the ability to pay their bills via a pre-authorized payment plan.
NOT RECEIVING YOUR TAX BILL?
Property owners are responsible to ensure that their address is correct with Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC). If you have not received a tax bill contact us at 902-541-4360 or assessment notice contact PVSC at 1-800-380-7775. Be sure to have the assessment number for each property for proper identification. Also, please contact our Tax Department, 902-541-4360, to get your balance owing and make arrangements for payment. You should note, that even if you do not receive your tax bill, you are still responsible for the payment of your taxes
E-billling is now availavble. To learn more, click here.
Parking Tickets can be paid at the front(main) counter of the Town Hall (60 Pleasant Street) or can be paid via credit card by calling 902-543-4651. All other tickets are paid at the Bridgewater Court House located on High Street.