Municipal Elections - October 15th, 2016

For information regarding the election please contact the Town’s Returning Officer, Daphne Miller.  

Office Hours effective September 1st are Mondays – Fridays, 8:30am – 4:30pm  

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 902-875-2991


Mayoral Candidates

P. G. Comeau

Karen Harris - Mattatall

Roy O'Donnell


Candidates for Council (4 to be elected)

Raymond Davis

Rick Davis

Harold Locke

Lauren Race

Michael Race

Sheldon Ringer

Washington Ruiz

Robert Sinden

Nolan Young


Members, conseil scolaire acadien provincial CSAP (3 to be elected)

Kenneth Gaudet

Paul Gaudet

Marcel Cottreau

Sophie Theriault


African Nova Scotian Member of the Tri-County Regional School Board

Reverend Michael (Alden) Fells (ACCLAIMED)


District 9 (Town of Lockeport/Town of Shelburne/Municipality of the District of Shelburne) Tri-County Regional School Board

Patricia Nickerson (ACCLAIMED)

Notice - Deed Transfer Tax Increase

INCREASE- The rate of Deed Transfer Tax in the Town of Shelburne is one and a half percent (1.5%) of the value of the property transferred effective August 1, 2016.  

INTEREST- Deed Transfer tax is due within ten (10) days of the transfer and, if not paid when due, the grantee shall pay interest at the rate of fifteen per cent (15%) per annum until paid, beginning ten (10) days after the transfer. A grantee shall pay an additional penalty of ten per cent (10%) on any deed transfer tax that remains unpaid after thirty (30) days from the date of transfer.  

LIEN- The Deed Transfer Tax with interest and penalty constitutes a lien upon the property conveyed by the deed.

Town of Shelburne - Stormwater Management Project

The Town of Shelburne has recently launched a pilot project, as recommended by our Municipal Climate Change Action Plan, to gather information on how to help manage storm water in the community.  
Town Of Shelburne Stormwater Management Project Flyer 2016 .

To participate in helping the Town better manage storm water and to be entered into a draw for a rain barrel made at the Shelburne Barrel Factory, please fill out the survey by following the link below: 

For more information on this project, please contact the Town of Shelburne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Solidarity with Orlando - Walk and Vigil

All members of the community are invited to gather at the Town Park (corner of King and Water streets) at 7:00 pm Thursday night to walk to Trinity United Church in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ2 community, where a vigil will be held in response to the massacre in Orlando earlier this week. Everyone who supports the right of people to love who they love and of people to be who they are created to be is invited to participate in the walk and vigil.

Trinity Vigil 2016

2016 Shelburne County Senior Bus Schedule

2016 Senior Services Bus Schedule

Shelburne County Senior Saftey & Services website link: 

Notice - Shelburne Farmers Market Opening Date

The opening weekend of the Shelburne Farmer's Market has been postponed from Saturday, May 28th, 2016 to June 11th, 2016.

Request for Tender - Road Signage

The Town of Shelburne is currently soliciting proposals for the fabrication and installation of road signage as part of the Town's signage program.

Town of Shelburne Ad for RFT Road Signage 2016 05 17

Request for Tender Road Signs 2016 05 14 Complete

Request for Proposals - Park Utility/Washroom Building

The Town of Shelburne is currently soliciting proposals from experienced vendors to provide construction services for a utility/washroom building for Graham's Park located at 35 King Street.

Town of Shelburne Ad for RFP Park Utility Building Construciton Services 2016 05 17

Request for Proposal Parks Utility Building 2016 05 15

Tax Sale By Way of Tender

The Town of Shelburne is selling the properties listed below.
All interested parties are welcome to submit tenders.
Tax Sale Tender April 2016


The Public Hearing regarding the rescindment of the following by-laws: Committees and Boards By-Law, Town Meetings By-Law and Town Council By-Law, originally scheduled for April 6th, 2016 has been rescheduled to May 4th, 2016.  The public is encouraged to attend on this date to provide input.  Copies of these By-Laws, as well as the new Town Council Committees Policy and Town Council Meeting Policy, intended to take their place, are available on this website and at the Town Office, 168 Water Street.

Town of Shelburne - Budget Meetings Notice

Operating Budget meetings will be held on the following dates:

March 29th, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.
March 31st, 2016 -  6:00 p.m.
April 4th, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.
April 5th, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.

Shelburne Farmers Market - Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting for the farmers' market will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm at the McKay Memorial Library in Shelburne.
Everyone welcome!

Committee Members Wanted

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in your community? Do you have ideas for improving our town that you would like to share?  

The Town of Shelburne is seeking interested community volunteers to join members of the Town Council on our Council Committees. These Committees are an essential part of our democratic process and provide an opportunity for citizens to work together with members of Council to shape the future of our shared community. As a Committee member you will consider and vote on new ideas, participate in discussions on issues affecting our community, and make recommendations to Council which will help to set Town policies.  

The following External & Committees of Council require your participation to be successful:
Community Participation & Volunteerism
This Committee is charged with recommending policies, programs and practices for the Town of Shelburne designed to encourage community participation and foster volunteer initiatives for the betterment of our community, and with monitoring the effects of these recommendations.  

Shelburne Port Authority
This Committee is charged with recommending policies, programs and practices for the Town of Shelburne designed to improve and enhance the capacity of the Shelburne Marine Terminal to serve as a significant economic driver, and with monitoring the effects of these recommendations.  

We are also accepting applications for the following external committees:
Roseway Manor Board        
RCMP Advisory Board
Arena Committee          
Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation  

To apply to serve on one of these committees, or for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 875-2991 ext. 8.  

Founders’ Days
The Town is also seeking volunteers for Founders’ Days; please contact Darren Shupe, Manager of Community and Economic Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 875-2991 ext. 6 for information. 

Notice for Plan Shelburne: Public Participation Session #4

The Town of Shelburne is in the process of conducting a plan review entitled 'Plan Shelburne'. This review process will update the Town's Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-law, and Subdivision By-law.  

Plan Shelburne has started with four public participation sessions scheduled to take place roughly every two weeks from the end of January to early March 2016. The fourth session focuses on the themes of Active Transportation & Recreation.  

The next public participation session will be held on:
DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
TIMES: 12:00-2:00PM & 6:00-8:00PM
LOCATION: Shelburne Community Centre  

If you have any questions regarding this public session please contact:

Darren Shupe Manager of Community and Economic Development
Town of Shelburne PO Box 699
168 Water Street, Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0
(902) 875-2991 (ext. 6)
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Town of Shelburne - Tax Sale

March 24th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Current Tax Sale properties:
Tax Sale 2016

Senior Services - Free Low Income Tax Program

March 2nd - April 30th, 2016
For information, including dates, times & appointment scheduling:
Senior Services Low Income Tax Program