What is a Tax Certificate? A Tax Certificate is a statement of property taxes levied and outstanding, which is usually requested by a lawyer in relation to the closing of a real estate transaction. A Tax Certificate is a report detailing the individual taxing authorities for a property. This report provides a comprehensive description of the assessed value of the property, taxes imposed on a property, any tax liens placed on the property, and any exemptions currently applied.

The current fee for a tax certificate is $25. Cheques should be made payable to the Town of Pictou.

Tax certificate requests must be made in writing and can be sent along with payment to:

Town of Pictou
P.O. Box 640
Pictou, NS
B0K 1H0

Requests can also be submitted via fax: 902-485-8110 or email: troy.aikens@townofpictou.ca 

To avoid delay, a minimum of five (5) business days are required when requesting tax certificates from the Town of Pictou.