Every taxpayer in Clare receives his or her tax bill in April. The annual tax bill must be paid in one installment before June 30.

At your local financial institution

Visit your teller or the ATM of your banking institution (if permitted) with your account number always on hand.

You can pay your tax bill by accessing your banking institution's website (if permitted). Your file number is required.

Here are the addresses of the institutions that are registered with the Municipality of Clare:

By direct deposit, interactive transfer or Telpay (e-transfer)

Use online or mobile banking to automatically deposit your payment directly to the Municipality of Clare. For more information, please call Susan O’Connell of the Finance Department at 902-769-2031.

By credit card

You have the option to make your credit card payment through Paymentus Corporation, a third-party automated payment service, by clicking this link. A fee of 1.75% applies. For more details about this service, please refer to the Paymentus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

By mail

Send your payment by cheque or money order made payable to the Municipality of Clare. Be sure to write your account number on the front of your cheque.

Never send money by mail.

Finance Department
1185 Highway 1
Little Brook, NS  B0W 1M0

At the municipal counter

There are three ways to pay your tax bill at the municipal counter: by cheque, by cash or by debit card.

Interest and penalties

The payment of the tax account is made according to the regulations. Unpaid balances are subject to interest and penalties at the rate of 1.5% per month.

Is your budget tight?

If you are having difficulty paying the balance of your bill, contact Susan O’Connell of the Finance Department at 902.769.2031 to make a payment arrangement.

Paymentus payment service: Frequently asked questions

What is Paymentus?

The Municipality of Clare is working with Paymentus Corporation to offer you the option of making your credit card payment anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Paymentus Corporation is a third-party automated payment service that accepts MasterCard.

How do I access this service?

You can access this service:

  • Online: Click here to make a payment.
  • By phone: 902-769-2031

Please have on hand the account number of your tax bill (or the source number of your reminder), the outstanding balance of your bill and your credit card.

Will I receive a payment confirmation?

A payment confirmation will be issued with each payment you make. The Municipality will be notified once your payment has been made and will update your account on the next business day.

Why do I have to pay a service fee?

Compensation must be made to Paymentus for its services. The service fee covers administrative and processing fees. The Municipality of Clare does not receive any portion of this fee. The Municipality of Clare does not receive any part of the fee. It only receives hosting services from Paymentus, an independent company.

How much do i pay in management fees?

There is a 1.75% service fee. For example:

PaymentPaymentus Service fee
$500.00 $8.75 
$1,056.12 $18.48