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Model By-laws and Policies

The province delegates certain law-making powers to Nova Scotia municipalities. Laws that municipalities are empowered to pass are called by-laws. We have compiled sample model by-laws and policies to serve as starting points for good local policy. Municipalities should tailor them to suit the needs of their community and the policy choices of their Council.

Note: The by-law documents and the model policy documents are only models. Each municipal unit should change them to suit the policy choices of their Council and the circumstances applicable to the individual municipal unit.

Policy and Manuals

Land Use

  • Land Use [Adobe Reader- 220.27 kb] Local Government Resource Handbook - Section 5.6

Sewer Use

Wind Turbine

Setting rules around where wind turbines go in the ground is up to municipalities. The model wind bylaws can serve as starting points for good local policy, and municipalities can tailor them to suit the needs of their community.