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Municipal Finance and Statistics

Financial provisions in the Municipal Government Act give municipalities the flexibility to manage their finances. The Act also emphasizes accountability through long-term financial planning that combines both operating and capital budgeting. This section outlines the financial reports the province requires the municipalities submit and offers guidelines for preparing them. It also provides statistical data and performance indicators for Nova Scotia's municipalities.

Annual Report of Municipal Statistics

Get the latest statistics. Municipal Affairs prepares an Annual Report of municipal statistics such as population, size, assessments, taxation, and other financial data. The report helps municipalities plan a sustainable future.

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Municipal Financial Reporting


Learn about Municipal Accounting practices, how they are prepared and submitted to the province. This section includes information on Municipal Statement of Estimates, Municipal Financial Audits, and Financial Information Returns.

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Municipal Indicators


Municipal Indicators are a set of financial, demographic, and administrative performance measures that gauge the health of Nova Scotia communities. Query the database for specific indicators or generate a report of all municipalities.

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Property Tax Rates & Assessment


Want to know how municipalities generate revenue and how properties are taxed? This section explains the Financial Uniform Assessment Municipal Tax Assessments, Wind Turbine Tax and more.

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