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.
Local government elections taking place across Nova Scotia on October 15, 2016. Learn about voting or becoming a candidate in municipal elections.
Want to know more about municipal finance? Get the latest financial data and performance measurements for Nova Scotia's municipalities.
Find information on how provincial and municipal governments partner to plan a sustainable future for our communities.
Get information on provincial and federal grants and transfers for community improvements from accessibility to wastewater.
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.
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.
To learn more about municipal finance, view the new Financial Condition Index (FCI).
Use this interactive map to find out the history of local government and the municipal data in Nova Scotia.