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Apply for the Seasonal Tourist Business Designation

Friday, July 8, 2022

The Seasonal Tourist Business Designation Program provides a reduced tax rate for eligible commercial properties. 

Eligible businesses are:

  • Restaurants, roofed accommodations, or camping establishments
  • Operated by the assessed property owner or their parent, sibling, child, grandchild, or spouse
  • Closed for at least four months in the taxation year (April 1 to March 31)

How to Apply:

Application forms can be downloaded from the Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) website,, or requested by contacting PVSC at 1-800-380-7775 or

Download Application Form

Submit your application no later than September 1 each year. PVSC does not have any jurisdiction to extend the deadline or accept late applications.

Completed forms can be submitted to PVSC by:

  • Mail: Property Valuation Services Corporation, 6 – 15 Arlington Place, Truro NS, B2N 0G9
  • Email:
  • Fax: 1-888-339-4555 (within North America) or 1-902-893-6101 (outside North America)

Businesses must apply for designation every year. A separate application must be completed for each seasonal tourist business. 

If you need assistance to complete your application or need additional information, please visit or call PVSC at 1-800-380-7775.