Government of Nova
gov.ns.caGovernment of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada
Municipal Affairs
Text Size:  A+ A-

Municipal Government Act Review

The Municipal Government Act came into effect on April 1st, 1999. The Department of Municipal Affairs, along with the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, are moving forward with a comprehensive review of the act. 

Take me there

Municipal Finance and Statistics

Want to know more about municipal finance? Get the latest financial data and performance measurements for Nova Scotia's municipalities.

Take me there

Municipal Planning

Find information on how provincial and municipal governments partner to plan a sustainable future for our communities.

Take me there


Get information on provincial and federal grants and transfers for community improvements from accessibility to wastewater.

Take me there

Office of the Fire Marshal

The OFM is dedicated to reducing and eliminating human suffering and property loss caused by fire. Our goal is to continuously improve fire protection through education, enforcement, and engineering.

Take me there

Emergency Management Office

EMO helps ensure the safety and security of Nova Scotians, their property and the environment by providing for a prompt and coordinated response to an emergency.

Take me there

Financial Condition Index

To learn more about municipal finance, view the new Financial Condition Index (FCI). 

Take me there

Regional Enterprise Networks

Regional Enterprise Networks now partner with Municipal Affairs.

Take Me There

Interactive Map

Use this interactive map to find out the history of local government and the municipal data in Nova Scotia.


Take Me There

RSSLastest News

Municipal Tax Tool Supports Economic Development
Amendments to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter introduced today, May 5, will give municipalities flexibility in managing commercial property taxes to help encourage economic development.  2016-05-05 13:18 (full text)
Amendment Removes Requirement for Municipal Seal
An amendment to the Municipal Government Act introduced today, April 15, can save municipalities time, paper and money by removing the requirement for a municipal seal on certain documents.  2016-04-15 09:26 (full text)
Legislation Allows Halifax Regional Municipality to Create Campaign Finance Bylaws
Amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Charter were introduced today, April 15, to allow the municipality to create campaign finance bylaws.   2016-04-15 09:17 (full text)