Housing Survey - Housing: Now and Into the Future

housing 1We know that having a safe and affordable place to live is important.

Please take a few minutes to complete the “Housing: Now and Into the Future” survey so we can understand what the housing needs in our community are.

Your Voice Matters! 

To take the survey go to  or call 1-877-742-0085 for a paper copy and support.   




The Housing: Now and Into the Future survey is a project of your local housing collations in partnership with participating town and municipal units and interested community stakeholders: 

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Policy Revision Notification

Council at their last meeting revised the following policies: 

Low Income Property Tax Exemption Policy 

Changes to the Low Income Property Tax Exemption Policy include the following: 

Deadline for applications is February 28th.

Proof of household income must be provided.

Previous years taxes must be paid in full.

The exemption only applies to the property owner’s principal place of residence occupied by him or her. 

The entire Policy may be viewed on here.


Policy 70 – Municipal Floating Dock Policy was also revised. 

Changes include the following: 

Allowable docking or mooring period has been reduced from 12 hours to 45 minutes.

The Queen of Hearts Dory Club has been allowed one space at the floating dock and if necessary, may tie a second dory to the first one.  There is no time restriction on the berth occupied by the Queen of Hearts Dory Club. 

The entire policy may be viewed here.

Municipal Fall Newsletter 2017

The Municipality of Barrington's Fall Newsletter is now available for viewing online. 

Printed copies are available in select locations, including the Municipal Office. If you would like one mailed to you, please phone 902-637-2015. 

pdf Download Municipal Fall Newsletter 2017 Here  (5.93 MB)

News Release - Civic Addressing By-Law


Civic Addressing By-law 

Barrington Municipal Council recently approved a new Civic Addressing By-law. 

A Civic Address is the identification number used by emergency responders to locate your property when a 911 call is placed.This By-law requires all property owners within the Municipality to post civic numbers on their properties to enable emergency vehicle driver to locate them quickly. 

The By-law also outlines requirements for posting private road names.A copy of this By-law may be obtained from the Municipal Office or viewed here.

Information on where you can purchase signs and posts may be obtained from the Municipal Office.

Questions regarding the By-law may be directed to the Civic Addressing Co-ordiantor, David Andrews, at (902)637-2421.

Do you have a visible civic number ?If not, get one today.THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE !!

Advertisement - Second Reading Deed Transfer Tax By-Law




Barrington Municipal Council is considering the adoption of a Deed Transfer Tax By-law. A Deed Transfer Tax is a tax that is levied on the transfer of real property which is payable at the time of conveyance of the title. The Deed Transfer Tax is paid at the Registry of Deeds Office when the property is being registered. The Registry of Deeds collects the tax and then forwards it to the Municipality where the property is located. The Municipality is proposing that a Deed Transfer Tax of 1.5% be charged on the value of property transferred.

A copy of the proposed by-law may be inspected at the Municipal Office, in the Administrative Centre, located at 2447, Highway #3, Barrington, N.S., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Any representation by interested persons concerning the adoption of the proposed Deed Transfer Tax By-law may be made at the October 2, 2017 Council meeting which will be held in the Council Chambers, in the Administrative Centre, in Barrington, N.S. The adoption of this by-law will be discussed at 7:00 p.m.


Rob Frost

Chief Administrative Officer

PH: 902-637-2015

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