Public Hearing-May 13th will now be held Virtually

Please Note:

Due to Public Health Guidelines this will be conducted virtually. Please contact the CAO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-875-2991 ext 5 before 12:00pm (noon) on May 13th if you wish to speak at this Public Hearing.



2021/22 Low Income Property Tax Exemption Application

The form can be found at:


Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation

The Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation is currently fundraising to replace the 20+ year old analog X-Ray unit with a modern digital X-Ray machine which costs approximately $650,000. The existing unit has become outdated and it is increasingly difficult to repair.

The Foundation relies on support from the community to help make the Roseway Hospital and ultimately our area, a better place.
Donating online is as easy as the click of a button. Visit to make a donation online.
Donations can also be made by cheque payable to the Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation and can be mailed to Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 610 Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0.


MARS-Marine Animal Response Society

Did you know ??Marine Animal Response Society (MARS)-We are a charitable organization dedicated to marine animal conservation in the Maritime Provinces through research, engagement and responding to incidents involving marine animals such as whales, dolphins and seals. We operate the only toll-free incident reporting hotline for the Maritimes, offering communities access to expert advice on dead or distressed marine animals. This includes live animals that are observed entangled, found alive on beaches, or find themselves in odd locations like up rivers. As well, it includes animals that are found dead, floating at sea or on beaches, for which it is highly desired to determine why it died via a necropsy (an animal autopsy). Our goal is to build relationships so we can work together to protect marine animals and our ocean ecosystem.Our work to assist and better understand these animals cannot succeed without the help of local communities and the dedicated folks who report animal incidents to our hotline. From there, due to limited physical resources such as vehicles or boats, we often need to rely on local partners and the community to assist us to ensure a successful response.We ask you to report any incidents involving stranded, entangled, injured or dead marine animals to our incident hotline: 1-866-567-6277For further information:


Support for NS Businesses

The Nova Scotia Government announced additional support for Nova Scotia businesses hit hard by the pandemic and facing province-wide restrictions as a result of a third wave.Three programs – one new program and two previously announced –aim to help small business owners such as restaurants, spas, hotels, gyms and hair salons. Businesses will be supported through rebates, with an immediate infusion of cash to hire staff, pay down debt or order supplies.Fees for businesses will also be deferred to help owners and operators during this period.Starting today, May 4, applications are open for the Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program Part 2, announced in March. This program provides qualified operators with a 50 per cent rebate on the first six months of commercial property tax paid in 2021-22.Operators who received payments under the first Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program will be automatically eligible as long as they are still the owners of the property.Applications will open the week of May 10 for the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program, which was also announced in March. Eligible businesses can receive a one-time rebate of a portion of their paid property taxes. They can choose a rebate of $1,000 or 50 per cent of the commercial real property taxes paid for the final six months of the 2020-21 tax year.The new Small Impact Business Grant Part 3 opens for applications this week to provide grants of up to $5,000 for Nova Scotia businesses directly affected by the April 2021 restrictions. Eligible businesses will receive a one-time grant of 15 per cent of their sales revenue for the month of April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000.For businesses established after March 15, 2020, the grant amount will be calculated as 15 per cent of the sales revenue for any month from April 2020 to March 2021. The applicant can choose the month.For more detailed information on all of the programs, visit


Emergency Preparedness Week 2021

Emergency Preparedness Week 2021 Everyone has a role to play in an emergency. Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity for you to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency. This year, the theme is Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything. The intent of this theme is to encourage Canadians to take action to become better prepared for the range of emergencies they could face in their region. Take action so that you, your family, and your community are prepared for emergencies.Visit for links and resources to help you and your family better prepare for possible disasters.


2021 Census



Town Office Closure

The Town of Shelburne Office is following the advice of Dr. Strang and will be closed to the public until further notice. The staff will be working from home and services to residents will continue to be provided.

Any questions related to taxes, water bills or public works can be addressed online, by phone or email. A complete staff contact list can be found on our website:
Water bills and Tax bills are out, payment options for both are listed below:
If making an online payment please ensure to use your 8 digit Assessment Account Number (AAN) as well as the correct payee information as listed below
CIBC – payee name is: Shelburne (NS/Town of) Tax
Scotia Bank – payee name is: TOWN OF SHELBURNE (NS) TAX
Bank of Montreal – payee name is: Shelburne (NS), Town-Of-Tax
TD Canada Trust – payee name is: Shelburne Nova Scotia (Town of) Taxes
Royal Bank of Canada – payee name is: Town of Shelburne (Nova Scotia) - Tax
Cheques can also be mailed, as well in-person payments will hopefully resume in the near future.
If there are any questions feel free to contact one of the staff by email at the addresses listed on our website.
Take care and stay safe Shelburne!


Public Hearing- Amendments to Land Use By-Law


Spring 2021 Newsletter



Community Clean Up-April 18th-24th, 2021


Message from the Mayor

Hello to the citizens of the Town of Shelburne! We have turned the corner into 2021 with a positive outlook after experiencing a very challenging 2020. First I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the residents of our Town for their diligence and commitment to dealing with the Pandemic as well as we have. The vaccine roll out is progressing smoothly, and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it becomes available - if it’s right for you!

On the financial front, the Town of Shelburne is anticipating a surplus for the fiscal year 2020-2021. Transferring this surplus into the Town’s Reserves will help to ensure our financial stability. The anticipated surplus will bring the Town’s reserves to approximately 70% of the recommended amount after the 2020-2021 budget has been audited.
Good municipal governance requires an operating surplus, and I will emphatically say that financial stability is the number one priority of your new Town Council. A big Thank You goes out to the Town Staff for their constant commitment to achieving this goal. Your council has also chosen to ensure that improvements to child care facilities as a priority, focusing on renovating our current building.
Our Town could not function, if it were not for the numerous and dedicated volunteers. To all, and there are many, a very big Thank You also. The Town is always in need of volunteers for various committees, and if you are interested in participating, or simply enquiring for more information, please contact the Town Office at 902-875-2991.
Our Town has experienced growth, and I would like to personally welcome the numerous new residents to our small and friendly town. I wish you well with your new endeavours, and hope that you will enjoy the slower pace and friendly atmosphere that our beautiful Town offers.
In closing, I would like to mention that the five municipal units of Shelburne County are now meeting on a monthly basis to discuss items of mutual interest to all residents of Shelburne County. In addition, the three municipal units of Eastern Shelburne County are cooperating on several fronts. Again, I thank you all for your support and assure you that your elected council and staff will continue to work hard to bring financial stability to our town to ensure a positive future.



Earth Day 2021


Shelburne County Lobster Festival


Spring Metal Collection


Spring Metal Collection