Municipal tax bills are issued to property owners at the end of April each year. The annual tax bill must be paid before June 30.

Tax Payment Options

Payments are accepted at the municipal office, located at 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook, NS, Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

We accept cash, cheque, debit card and credit card. Credit cards are processed via Paymentus Corporation, which charges a 1.5% convenience fee (see below for details).

Although the municipal office is open to the public, we encourage visitors to limit their visits to essential or urgent needs. If you wish to pay your municipal taxes, please note that the following options are available:

Other Payment Options

  • Pre-authorized payment (pdfdownload the pre-authorized payment application form)
  • Online through most financial institutions (contact your financial institution for instructions on online banking services)
  • Direct deposit or interactive transfer (e-transfer) (contact the Finance Department at 902-769-2031)
  • Mail: 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook, NS  B0W 1M0

Pay by Credit Card

The Municipality of Clare has partnered with Paymentus Corporation to bring you the convenience of paying your municipal tax bill by credit card-24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Paymentus Corporation is a third-party automated payment service that accepts Visa and MasterCard.

This service can be accessed:

In order to use this service, please be prepared with the municipal account number (source number) on your tax bill, the outstanding balance owed on your bill, and your credit card details.

Paymentus payment service: Frequently asked questions

Will I receive a payment confirmation?

For each payment you make via this service, you will receive a confirmation number. The Municipality will receive immediate notification of the payment and it will be posted to your account on the next business day.

Why do I have to pay a service fee?

Paymentus charges a fee for the use of their service to cover the costs of payment handling and processing.

Does the Municipality of Clare receive any part of the fee?

The Municipality of Clare does not receive any part of the service fee. Paymentus is an independent third-party company providing a service for the Municipality of Clare.

How much will I be paying in convenience fees?

The convenience fee is 1.5% of your payment amount. For example:

PaymentPaymentus Convenience Fee
$500.00 $7.50 
$1,056.12 $15.85