APRIL 6, 2022                                                                                              FILE NUMBER 2023-9321

Following the requirements of the Council Disposal of Surplus Property Policy of 2019 (Policy), the Town of Shelburne (Town) is moving forward with disposing of surplus property in a fair, legally compliant and impartial manner, which takes into account the highest financial return to the Town, balanced with economic and community development opportunities. The Town has determined it has not identified any long-term use for this property (see Policy 1.a) ).

Through this Call for Expression of Interest method (see Policy 3.a) ) the Town is asking interested parties to submit sealed submissions for the purchase of the property of PID 80149321 (see map below). The Town requires this property to be utilized for housing development with a minimum of 4 units, for this 2.59-acre parcel. Per the Land Use By-Law, this parcel is presently zoned Residential Mobile (R-M) therefore purchaser would have to apply for any desired zoning changes, per Section 210 of the Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia (MGA).

The property will be awarded to the highest bidder and requires the purchaser to sign a buy-back contract, agree to submit their plans to the Town for housing development within 120 days of signing and complete the building of said development within 36 months of signing. The minimum bid is set at $28,000.00. Applicable taxes and transfer fees will be additional and at the expense of the purchaser. The Town will cover the cost of the survey but not the migration (registry) or rezoning (if requested). Unopened streets surrounding the three (3) sides of the property will be available for purchase by any abutting property owners, at a future date.


Section A: Responses

Interested parties are requested to submit their responses to this EOI in writing to the following address:

                               Town of Shelburne

                               Attention: Office of the CAO

                               168 Water Street, PO Box 670

                               Shelburne, NS

                               B0T 1W0

Please indicate File No. 2023-9321 on all correspondence.

Section B: Responses Requested by

As this may be the only invitation to submit an Expression of Interest to purchase this property, interested parties need to provide responses by noon AT, April 29, 2022. Any response received after this date will not be considered.

Section C: Security Deposit and Remaining Payment

Submissions require a minimum payment of five thousand ($5,000) dollars and if you are the successful bidder, the remaining payment is due within twenty (20) business days. If not received within that timeline, the next highest bidder will be awarded the property and will be allotted 20 business days to submit the remaining payment.

Section D: Additional Information

For more information, please contact Sherry Doane, CAO, by phone at (902) 875-2991 x5 or by email to:

Note that this is a Call for Expression of Interest.  The Town will not necessarily post any future ads related to this request.