Press Release - New CAO




Council for the Town of Shelburne appointed Sarah Mattatall as the Chief Administration Officer at a Special Council meeting held on August 24th.

Sarah begins her duties as the CAO on September 5th.

Over the past nine years she has filled a range of roles as the Manager of Human Resources and Administration, including facilities management, human resources management, procurement and insurance for the Town of Shelburne.

Prior to her career with the Town, she worked in the insurance industry for seven years, after obtaining a BBA from Mount Saint Vincent University.

As a community volunteer, Sarah has served with non-profit organizations including the United Way and the Aids Coalition of Nova Scotia.

“I am delighted to accept the position of CAO with the Town of Shelburne. After several years of working alongside hard working and dedicated staff members, I am humbled to continue this journey with them in the new position, supporting a devoted Council and fellow Town residents.”

Mayor Harold Locke added:

“Congratulations Sarah. The Council is very excited to have you as our CAO. We are looking forward to working with you and we have the utmost confidence in your ability.”

Water Payments Online


The Town of Shelburne is pleased to announce that we are able to accept online payments for Water from the following financial institutions.

  • CIBC – payee name is: SHELBURNE (NS/TOWN OF) WATER
  • Scotia Bank – payee name is: TOWN OF SHELBURNE (NOVA SCOTIA) WATER
  • Bank of Montreal – payee name is: COMING SOON
  • TD Canada Trust – payee name is: COMING SOON
  • Royal Bank of Canada – payee name is: TOWN OF SHELBURNE (NS) - WATER


Please ensure that you are using the correct payee name and have your 5-digit meter number when using this service.


Low Income Property Tax Exemption 2023/2024

facebook_pic_town.jpgThe Town of Shelburne has adopted a property tax exemption for low-income earners. For more information on this program, please pick up a copy of the Low-Income Property Tax Exemption Policy at the Town Office or view the policy on our website at 

 The 2023/24 Low Income Property Tax Exemption will provide a graduated tax relief ranging from $100.00 to $400.00 to qualifying taxpayers with household incomes $34,500 or less.

The graduated tax relief is as follows:

Total household income of $23,000 or less will qualify for a rebate up to $400.00

Total household income of $23,001 to $28,750 will qualify for a rebate up to $200.00

Total household income of $28,751 to $34,500 will qualify for a rebate up to $100.00

Applicants must complete the application, provide a copy of their 2022 Income Tax Notice(s) of Assessment, and return all documentation to the Town Office no later than November 30, 2023.

The Finance Department will allocate the total amount of the annual budget for Low-Income Tax Exemptions on a first come first served basis to all qualified applicants until the approved budget amount has been reached.

For more information, please contact the Town Office at (902) 875-2991.

We Rise Again Fund - Shelburne County



For those looking to donate and ensure the funds stay in the county:


select Shelburne County and the funds will be sent/spent locally.

Mail cheques to 2309 Maynard Street, Halifax, NS B3K3T8