Finance / Taxation


Leah d'Eon
Director of Finance
Phone: (902) 637-2015
Fax: (902) 637-2075

Wanda Christie
Tax Clerk
Phone: (902) 637-2015
Fax: (902) 637-2075

Laura Lee Acker
Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: (902) 637-2015
Fax: (902) 637-2075
E-Mail: l 

Property Taxes

The Municipality of the District of Barrington sends property tax bills to all property owners twice each year. Bills are sent out in April and October. The April “interim bill” will be 50% of a calculation based on current year’s taxable assessment and the last tax rate set by Council. It will also include 50% of the previous year’s sewer service charge where applicable. Interest will begin on May 15th. The October “final bill” will be based on the current year’s assessment tax rate, area rates, sewer service charge, etc. Interest will begin on November 15th.

Tax Rates


  • Residential - $1.07/$100 of assessment
  • Commercial - $2.56/$100 of assessment
  • Farm Acreage - $2.98/acre

Fire Area Rates

  • Wood’s Harbour /Shag Harbour Fire Tax Rate - $0.172/$100 of assessment
  • Island/Barrington Passage Fire Tax Rate – $0.114/$100 of assessment
  • Barrington/Port La Tour Fire Tax Rate – $0.113/$100 of assessment
  • Former Port Clyde Fire District Tax Rate – $0.113/$100 of assessment
  • Fire Capital Rate - 0.015/$100 of assessment

Sewer Service Charges

  • Barrington/Barrington Passage Sewer Service - $360.00 per unit/year
  • Wood’s Harbour Sewer Service - $360.00 per unit/year

Other Rates

  • Tax Certificate - $30.00
  • NSF Fee - $25.00

Payment Options

Payments may be made by cash, debit, cheque, money order (payable to the Municipality of Barrington) at the Administrative Centre, located at 2447 Highway 3, Barrington or by Electronic Bill Payment Service (Online Banking).

Electronic Bill Payment Options

(for Tax Bill Payments only)

This enables bill payment access through telephone, internet systems, automated banking machines as well as teller transactions. The proper payee name (see below) is required to perform these transactions as well as your eight digit Assessment Account Number(s). If you have more than one property you must enter each assessment number and the amount you are sending for each one. Please type in “Barrington” when searching for payee.
Online payments are possible with the following banking institutions:

  • CIBC – payee name is: BARRINGTON M.D. TAXES
  • Royal Bank – payee name is: BARRINGTON (MUN) TAXES
  • Scotia Bank – payee name is: BARRINGTON TAX
  • TD Bank – payee name is: BARRINGTON (MUNICIPALITY OF) TAXES 

NEW! Credit Card Payments 

The Municipality of the District of Barrington has partnered with Paymentus Corporation to bring you the convenience of paying your tax bill by credit card. Paymentus Corporation is a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa and Mastercard. This service can be accessed: 

Online –

By Phone: Toll Free 1-844-804-8083 

In order to use this service, please be prepared with your property assessment number, email address, payment amount and credit card details. Paymentus charges the taxpayer for the use of their service to cover the cost of payment handling and processing. The Municipality of the District of Barrington does not receive any part of this service fee.  The service fee charged by Paymentus Corporation for tax account payment is 1.75% of the payment amount. This amount will be billed directly to the credit card used.

 Payment                                Paymentus Service Fee

$500                                                    $ 8.75

$1,000                                                 $ 17.50       

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Address Changes

If you have moved or changed your address, please let us know either by e-mailing us at  or by phone 1-902-637-2015.