Town Fees

Here is a list of common fees for Town services, applications, and resources. Each type of fee is organized by the Town department or partner organization responsible:

  • Planning and Development
  • Waste Park
  • Property Tax
  • Water Utility
  • Sewer Connection
  • Bylaw Enforcement

For information on permits, licenses, and applications, click here. You can also see our By-Laws page for more information. For recurring charges like property taxes and water rates, see Taxes & Utilities.

Planning and Development

This section includes the costs for processing various applications or printing official documents. You can also find the town's by-laws and strategies online (though note that the bylaws provided online are for informational purposes only). To pay an application fee or other town bill, please see our Bill & Ticket Payments page.

Official Town Document Printing Costs

Municipal Planning Strategy $35.00 + tax
Land Use By-Law $35.00 +tax
Collins Heritage Conservation
District Plan & By-law
$35.00 + tax
Subdivision By-law $25.00 + tax
Street Vendors By-law complete
With Licenses By-law
$25.00 + tax
Property Status Reports $50.00 + tax

Zoning Confirmation Letters

Alcohol & Gaming Authority Letters $10.00 + tax
(Liquor Permits & Video Licenses) $10.00 + tax
Development Agreements $100.00 + Registry of Deeds fees
Amendments to Development Agreements Registry of Deeds fees
Variances $50.00
Subdivision $100.00 + Registry of Deeds fees
Repeal of Subdivision $50.00 + Registry of Deeds fees
Amendment of Subdivision $50.00 + Registry of Deeds fees
Cash in lieu of open space 5% of assessed value of new lot(s) created
Amendments, rezoning and Development Agreements $300.00 down payment (covers the cost of ads for required meeting and hearing)
Legal Cost of Preparing Forms (Land Registration Office Forms) $75.00 plus tax

Town Maps and Photocopies

Town Map SizeBlackColour
8.5" x 11" $ 2.50     $ 5.00
11" x 17" $ 5.00     $ 8.00
17" x 22" $ 8.00     $ 10.00
22" x 34" $ 15.00     $ 20.00
34" x 44" $ 209.00  $ 30.00

You can also purchase:

  • Electronic copy of stock map: $10.00
  • Custom electronic map: $30.00/hour with a minimum 1/2 hr. charge + stock map of $10.00
  • Photo copy (8.5' x 11"): $0.50
  • Photo copy (8.5" x 14"): $0.75
  • Photo copy (11" x 17"): $1.00

Building Bylaw Fees

Commercial Development $0.20 per sq. ft. or
1% ($10) per $1000 estimated cost of construction, whichever is less.
Residential Development $0.10 per sq. ft. or
1% ($10) per $1000 estimated cost of construction, whichever is less.
Demolition Permit* $50.00 + $10.00 = $60.00
Occupancy Permit* $25.00 + $10.00 = $35.00

* The $10.00 is a non-refundable processing fee.

Waste Park

Looking to get rid of some garbage, compost, or building materials? To help maintain and run the Yarmouth County Waste Park, tipping fees are charged to companies who bring waste to the Waste Park, companies who pickup weekly household garbage, and any resident who brings waste to the Waste Park that exceeds the allowable weekly limit. Residents of Yarmouth County can drop off residential waste up to 200kg/household per week at the transfer station before being charged a fee.

Yarmouth County Solid Waste Park
Residential Solid Waste $128.50/mt**
Commercial Solid Waste $145.10/mt**
Metal $5.50/mt
Shingles $58.70/mt
Wood $58.70/mt
Construction & Demolition material $128.50/mt
Cement blocks, bricks & asphalt (no rebar) $12.10/mt
Asbestos (minimum 1 ton charge) $125.00/mt
Compost $114.00/mt

Fees updated July 2012. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Note: Any car motors or similar waste must have all fluids removed. There is a double tipping fee for all materials that are improperly sorted – be sure to sort your waste and save some money!

If you have any questions regarding the Yarmouth County Solid Waste Park, please contact the Waste Park manager:

Glendon Ring, General Manager
Yarmouth County Solid Waste Park
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Phone: (902) 742-5852
Fax: (902) 742-5852

8AM-4PM Mon–Fri
9AM-3PM Sat

Property Tax

Property Tax Certificate: $20

Water Utility

ServiceFeesAfter Hours Fee
Set-up new water account $50.00  
Connection to Town water system $50.00  
Turn water off and on (e.g. for repairs) $50.00 $150.00
Final meter reading (selling house) $50.00  
Remove meter $50.00  
Install meter $50.00  

Note: For water utility rates, see Taxes and Utilities. For more information about Yarmouth’s water services, go here.

Examples of common scenarios and water fee charges:

New construction build: New water account ($50), connection to Town water system ($50) and install meter ($50). Total fees: $150.00.

Property sold: Seller pays final meter reading ($50), purchaser pays for new water account ($50). Total fees: $100.00.

For all other situations, please contact Town Hall Billing Clerk, Joelle d'Entremont, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 742-2521 ext. 226. 

Bylaw Enforcement

Taxi Bylaw

Type of ApplicationFee
Taxi Company License $100 for one vehicle; each additional vehicle $100
Limousine Company License $100 for one vehicle; each additional vehicle $100
Taxi Driver's License or Limousine Driver's License $50 per license

Town Seal Bylaw

Affix Town Seal to document or certificate $5.00 per document

Street Vendors Bylaw

Type of VendingPer YearPer Month
Mobile Vending Unit $500.00 $200.00
Push Cart Vending Unit $50/unit  
Door-to-Door Vending $200.00 $50.00
Auxiliary Vending $0.00 $0.00
Designated Site $500.00 $200.00
Umbrella Event $100/event  
Non Profit Event or Unit $0.00 $0.00

Streets and Sidewalks

Encroachment Permit $500.00
Street Disturbance Permit $100 non-refundable fee; $50 for traffic obstruction with no damage to surface or subsurface of street; security deposit of $1,000 or other such amount as determined by Town Engineer in the case of excavation
Annual Street Disturbance Permit $500 non-refundable fee; security deposit of $10,000 or higher, as determined by Engineer.

Solid Waste Storage, Collection, and Disposal Bylaw

License fee $50.00

Itinerant Amusement Performances (Licenses Bylaw)

Type of LicenseFee
Carnivals and Midways $100 + $5 per concession or ride per day, to a maximum of $500 per week.
Professional Entertainer or Wrestler $100 per performance, to a maximum of $500 per event.
Circus $100 per day, to a maximum of $500 per week
Western Nova Scotia Exhibition $500 for 1 week

Photography (Licenses Bylaw)

Photographer's LicenseFee
One calendar year $200.00
Thirty days $50.00

Dog Registration & Impoundment (Dog Bylaw)

Registration TypeAnnual Fee
Dog registration (male or female) $50.00
Dog registration for neutered male or spayed female $25.00
Dog registration for neutered male or spayed female that is implanted with a microchip or tattooed $10.00
Fierce and Dangerous Dog registration $250.00
Kennel registration $100.00
Impoundment TypeFee
First impoundment in any calendar year  
Neutered male or spayed female dog $25.00
Non-neutered or unspayed dog $50.00
Fierce and Dangerous Dog $250.00
Second impoundment in any calendar year  
Neutered male or spayed female dog $100.00
Non-neutered or unspayed dog $250.00
Fierce and Dangerous Dog $500.00
Third impoundment in any calendar year  
Neutered male or spayed female dog $200.00
Non-neutered or unspayed dog $500.00
Fierce and Dangerous Dog $1,000.00

 

Service
Fees

 

After Hours Fee

 

Set-up new water account
$50.00

 

Connection to Town water system
$50.00

 

Turn water off and on (e.g. for repairs)
$50.00
$150.00
Final meter reading (selling house)
$50.00

 

Remove meter
$50.00

 

Install meter
$50.00

 

 

 

 

Note: For water utility rates, see Taxes and Utilities. For more information about Yarmouth’s water services, go here.

Examples of common scenarios and Water fee charges:

New construction build: New water account ($50), connection to Town water system ($50) and install meter ($50). Total fees: $150.00.

Property sold: Seller pays final meter reading ($50), purchaser pays for new water account ($50).

For all other situations, please contact Town Hall Billing Clerk, Joelle d'Entremont, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 742-2521 ext. 226.

Town of Yarmouth

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400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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