Property Tax Bills - September 20, 2023

September 20, 2023:

Please note that there was a software issue when generating the final tax bills for 2023. 

Final levy and sewer amounts are correct, however, the balance owing was not calculated correctly. 

We will be re-issuing bills to our customers, with correct balances, adjusting the due date if required. 

Questions, and e-billing sign-up inquiries, may be directed to or Jill at 902-538-8068 x 8617

Facility Fees and Deposits

Facility / Location

Fee Structure



Town Hall Gym

Full day


8+ hours is a full day

Hourly Rental



Drop In


1 hour max. Less than 5 people (within normal business hours) *Subject to other bookings

Town Hall Multi-Purpose Room

Full Day


8+ hours is a full day

Hourly Rental

$ 15


Council Chambers

Full day


Fees will be waived for non-profit organizations with a public service mandate.

Hourly Rental


As above

Carol’s Place

Hourly Rental


Berwick Rec programs have first priority due to logistics. This space will not be rented for birthday parties.

Tennis Courts

Hourly Rental


Available May – Thanksgiving

Berwick Rec programs have first priority.

Centennial Park Gazebo

Hourly Rental


The park remains a public space.

Ball Fields

1.5-hour slot


Games if using lights.

1.5-hour slot


Games are not played under the lights.

Tournaments-Field maintenance 1.5 hr. slot


Maintenance of field


Lights 1.5 hr. slot




Field Rental 1.5 hr. slot


Rental of field


Additional Information

Town Hall Gym - The Gymnasium Capacities – 300 people.

Multi-Purpose Room - Capacities - 52 People with the chairs and tables

Council Chambers – Capacities- 30 people . Organizations that are exempt from billing are AVRL, RCMP, Valley Waste and Kings Transit. Committees that Town Staff sit on also have access to this facility at no cost.

Carols Place – Capacities- 35 people.  Town of Berwick programs have first priority. There is access to WI-FI/ TV/ Projector as well as chairs and tables.

Tennis Courts - Tennis courts will be available May – Thanksgiving and will be unlocked daily from 8:00am – 9:00pm. They will be swept regularly and lit from 7 – 9:00 pm. A schedule will be posted on the fencing at the doors and on the Town’s website. Bookings must be made through the Department Coordinator. The department will be planning mixed programming opportunities at this facility.         

Ball Fields - All tournament bookings need to be confirmed with the department by June 1 to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts. Public Works and Parks will support the department with field maintenance and lining based on the set schedule for the season.

Commercial General Liability Insurance

User groups are to supply Commercial General Liability Insurance satisfactory to the Town and underwritten by an insurer licensed to conduct business in the Province of Nova Scotia. The policy shall provide coverage for Bodily Injury, Property Damage and Personal Injury and shall include but not be limited to:

(a) A limit of liability of not less than $1,000,000/occurrence with an aggregate of not less than $1,000,000

(b) Add the Town of Berwick as an additional insured with respect to the operations of the Named Insured

(c) The policy shall contain a provision for cross liability and severability of interest in respect of the Named Insured

(d) Non-owned automobile coverage with a limit not less than $2,000,000 and shall include contractual non-owned coverage (SEF 96)

(e) Products and completed operations coverage

(f) Broad Form Property Damage

(g) Contractual Liability

(h) Owners and Contractors Protective

(i) The policy shall provide 30 days prior notice of cancellation.

** Proof of Insurance is required at least 10 days before the event.  

Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations are to be followed or an additional fee will be charged to cover costs incurred:

    1. All booking requests are subject to the Department Coordinator approval. Based on availability, program offering supports and demand of the facility within our community.
    1. All user groups will be billed for the time that is booked. If a user group has the facility booked for a certain time and date, it is the responsibility of that group to notify the Department Coordinator of any cancellations. Notification must be made 1 week prior to the date of the scheduled time, unless the cancellation occurs due to weather conditions, or on a weekend. In this case, the Department Coordinator should be notified as soon as possible.
    1. Any damage to the facility must be reported to the Department Coordinator as soon as possible. User groups will be liable for any damage to the facility and equipment and will be invoiced the cost of repairs by the Department.
    1. Outdoor shoes are not to be worn in the gym; clean indoor shoes are required.
    1. User groups are responsible for routine cleanliness of the rented facility, including any sweeping, garbage pick-up, or tidying up before leaving.
    1. Equipment rooms and cupboards are off limits and are not included in the booking. If specific equipment is required please notify Town staff.
    1. There is to be no food or drink in the gymnasium with the exception of water in non-glass bottles.
    1. If you are using our multi-purpose room and serving food, please consider that the Town of Berwick has adopted a Healthy Food Environment Policy. We encourage you to follow the policy by offering healthy foods at your event. For more information and/or ideas on healthy items to serve please contact the Department (contact info below).
    1. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
    1. Please ensure all doors are locked and lights turned off at the end of your booking.
    1. Keys must be returned to the Department before noon the next business day.

    Public Hearing - July 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    Berwick Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers, 236 Commercial Street on the following proposed amendments to the MPS and LUB:

    Redesignate and rezone lands at Front and Brown Street (PID 55238067 and 55238059) from Commercial General (C1) to Residential Two Unit (R2) and amend the language in policy C2

    View staff report here:  2023-06-03 Report to Council 1st Reading.pdf

    Rezoning at 307 Main Street (PID 55242911) from Residential Single Unit (R1) to Residential Two Unit (R2)

    View staff report here:  2023-06-06 Report to Council Rezoning Application Memo.pdf

    If you are unable to attend but want to make a written submission, please email or drop it off at Town Hall before 4:00 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. If you require more information, contact 902-698-7526 or email .

     PH Jul 11

    June Activity Calendar

    Here's what is going on with the Town of Berwick Recreation Department this month! We have lots more to come- so stay tuned!
    Locations for activities are as follows:
    Pickleball- at the outdoor tennis courts located in Rainforth Park at 211 Cottage Street.
    Adult Table Tennis- in the Town Hall gymnasium at the rear of Berwick's Town Hall located at 236 Commercial Street.
    Shuffleboard- at the outdoor shuffleboard court next to the Centennial Park gazebo located at 149 Union Street.
    Concerts in the Park- at the Centennial Park gazebo.
    Centennial Tribute Concerts- at the Berwick Lions Club located at 250 Veterans Drive. Ticket information can be found at!
    Any questions can be directed to Natalie at or by phone at 902-538-8068 ext. 8616.

    Notice of Public Hearing- June 6th, 2023