Services update: Deadline for applications extended for low income property tax rebate

January 6, 2022

Business and rate payer services available during office closure 

SYDNEY, NS - The deadline has been extended to January 31 for applications for the Municipal Low Income Property Tax rebate.  The rebate program provides a maximum yearly tax reduction of $225.

Applicants must reside in CBRM and have legal title to the property and it must be assessed in their name. The property must be their primary residence and not a seasonal residence, vacation home or income property. Total household income must be less than the maximum income threshold as stipulated by the Guaranteed Income Supplement Program. For the 2020 taxation year, that maximum was $25,104.

Municipal planning department services and taxation and utility payment services are available during the current closure of City Hall at 320 Esplanade in Sydney. 

Applications for building and development permits, vendor licenses, and other Planning Department business can be downloaded from the CBRM website and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or can be dropped off at the drop box at the front entrance of 320 Esplande. 

For more information visit the Business section online at www.cbrm.ns.ca

Documents and cheques can be mailed to Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 320 Esplanade, Sydney NS, B1P7B9. 

Staff are available to assist with tax and water utility account inquiries.

Rate payers can reach revenue staff at the main line: 902 563 5025 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Additionally the list below are direct contacts for staff members who can assist with accounts and applications. 

Contact numbers: 902-578-0764, 902-574-7166, 902-574-6497, 902-574-4103, 902-578-0682, 902-574-6958, 902-574-7506 

Tax and water utility accounts can also be paid at banking institutions and through online banking. Bills can also be paid by credit card on CBRM’s website through Paymentus (additional fee applies).