Town Profile

oxford welcome signSettled: 1791 (named for oxen that forded the river)
Incorporated: 1904
Area: 2895 acres (includes boundary with all streets)
Population: 1190 (2016 census)

The Town of Oxford is well known for its connection to the wild blueberry industry in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. As one of the major employers in Cumberland County, Oxford Frozen Foods' main office and processing plants are located in the town.

2021-22 Residential Tax Rate:   $1.6874 per $100 of assessment
2021-22 Commercial Tax Rate:  $4.1557 per $100 of assessment

Rates for Water and Water Services
Effective for water supplied on and after April 1, 2021

Base Charges - Billed Quarterly
Unmetered   $   103.36 (Flat)
5/8"               $     80.41
3/4"               $   118.07
1"                  $   193.41
1.5"               $   381.73
2"                  $   607.73
3"                  $1,210.38
4"                  $1,888.37
6"                  $3,771.66

Consumption Rate (per 1000 Imp. Gallons)
1st Block       (0 to 140,000,000 imp gal per year per customer)
                      $1.53 per 1000 Imp. Gallons
2nd Block      (>140,000,000 imp gal per year per customer)
                      $0.95 per 1000 Imp. Gallons

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge.
for futher information regarding the schedule of rates for water and water services contact our office at 902-447-2170.

105 Lower Main Street
Oxford, Nova Scotia
PO Box 338
B0M 1P0

  • Phone: (902) 447-2170
  • Fax: (902) 447-2485
  • e-mail: info@oxfordns.ca