Housing, property and community
Personal property registration
Find security interests (liens) registered in the Personal Property Registry against motor vehicles, trailers, mobile homes (manufactured homes), aircraft, boats and outboard motors.
Individuals and businesses can register a claim against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.
Individuals and businesses can register a Financing Statement against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.
Individuals and businesses that hold a judgment can register the judgment against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.
Individuals that have a matrimonial property order can register the order against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.
Individuals and businesses that have a receiver appointed can register the appointment of receiver against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.
Find information about security interests (liens) registered with the Personal Property Registry. Interests in personal property (any property other than land) include motor vehicles, boats, inventories and accounts.
Building or renovating
Collection of forms and documents that engineers, architects and interior design professionals need to use for field reviews of construction, as well as resolving disputes.
Get email notifications of code updates, recall notices and general information related to building, plumbing and energy codes.
Apply to appeal a decision made by a condominium dispute officer about a dispute between a condominium corporation and a unit owner.
Apply to have a dispute between a condominium owner and a condominium corporation heard by a condominium dispute officer.
Apply to request arbitration for disputes between condominium corporations and unit owners that can’t be resolved by a condominium dispute officer.
Condominium developers and boards of established condominium corporations use Form 9 to appoint or change a registered agent on behalf of the condominium corporation.
Architects use Form 20 to certify that the condominium buildings have been built in accordance with the architectural plans.
Engineers use Form 21 to certify that the condominium buildings have been built substantially based on the structural plans.
Boards of directors of condominium corporations use Form 28 to notify members of the corporation of proposed rule changes.
Form 15A is part of the condominium registration process. Condominium declarants (developers) use the form to submit the by-laws of the proposed condominium corporation to the Registrar of Condominiums.
Condominium corporations use Form 25 to notify the unit owner and the occupant (tenant) of a breach of rules.
Apply for a condominium corporation number from the Registrar of Condominiums if you’re a declarant (developer) and want to build a condominium.
Condominium corporations use Form 15 to submit revised by-laws to the Registrar of Condominiums.
Condominium corporations need to keep their list of board members up to date with the Registrar of Condominiums.
Municipalities can apply for funding from the Beautification and Streetscaping Program to develop beautiful areas that encourage economic development and attract tourists to the municipality.
Municipalities can apply for funding from the Community Works Program to invest in employment opportunities within the municipality.
Municipalities that receive funding from the Beautification and Streetscaping Program need to submit a final report and financial log (with proof of payment) within 30 days of completing the project.
The Canada Community-Building Fund provides funding to help with municipal infrastructure and capacity-building projects.
How to designate a commercial development district and develop a commercial phase-in by-law that supports municipal priorities.
How to become a candidate, election campaigns, voting procedures and post-election responsibilities for municipal and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) school board elections.
Guidelines and procedures that returning officers need to follow for municipal and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) school board elections.
Step-by-step process for preparing municipal climate change action plans. These plans are a requirement to receive federal gas tax funding.
Overview of the Financial Reporting and Accounting Manual Regulation. The manual outlines municipal financial reporting and policy requirements for municipalities and villages.
Collection of documents and guides to help municipalities implement legislation related to land use planning under the Municipal Government Act.
Areas of municipal responsibility and your role and responsibilities as a newly elected municipal councillor.
Tax credits and benefits
The Heating Assistance Rebate Program helps low-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating.
Property Tax Rebate for Seniors helps low-income seniors with the cost of municipal residential property taxes.
Tenancies and leases
Forms for tenants and landlords to document items between each other and give formal notices.
Residential tenancy guides provide tenants and landlords with information about their individual rights and responsibilities.
Policies include specific information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act.
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