The Village of Pugwash is one of 22 incorporated villages in Nova Scotia.
The Village services provided include parks and recreation, festivals and the provision, care and maintenance of sidewalks. The Village staff and commissioners work closely with all other levels of government to ensure that all services are maintained and that new services, such as water supply, are provided in a timely and appropriate manner.
The Village affairs are overseen by a team of five elected commissioners who work to provide the best services possible to village ratepayers. The village staff provide those services and advise the commission when new or different services are required.
Residential: 32c on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: 39c on every $100 of assessed value
The assessed value of a property is adjusted annually and after a change of ownership where the purchase price is higher than the current assessment. Taxes are used to provide the services listed below (see Village Services). These are services that are not otherwise provided by the Municipality of Cumberland. The Village tax rate increased in 2018 (by 2c) for the first time in 13 years.
Municipality of Cumberland Taxes
Residential: $1.17 on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: $2.76 on every $100 of assessed value
The Municipality tax bill may include other "user fees" such as for sewer or street lighting fees. The tax rate rose in 2018 (by 13c) for the first time in many years.