Departments & Services

Welcome to the Municipality of Pictou County

The Municipality of Pictou County has a population of about 20,000 and is the largest of the six municipal governments located in Pictou County. It is considered a rural government, unlike the other five units that are urban.



Due to Public Health restrictions currently in place, our Administration Building at 46 Municipal Drive, Pictou is closed to the public.

Staff can be reached by calling:
Finance Department: 902-485-4311 or
Building Inspections – 902-485-4588/902-485-2243 or email:
Bylaw Enforcement – 902-485-8640 or email:
Public Works Emergency number – 902-301-1825

Landfill Vouchers will not be processed during this two-week period and they will not be mailed out until after May 12. 

Property tax bills can be paid online through your bank or by cheque in the mail.  We also have a drop box at the front of our building. 



Equipment Loan Program: Our Recreation Department has camping gear, paddleboards and other summer items available for loan.   Contact or call 902-485-2247 to take them out free of charge.  This program is suspended until the province-wide lockdown is complete. 

Make a Payment: Payments for property taxes and water bills can be done online through your bank or  cheques are also accepted in the mail.  When our office reopens after public health restrictions are eased, payments can be made in person. 

Landfill Vouchers:  Landfill vouchers are available from the MOPC from May until November. They can be mailed out to eligible MOPC residents or picked up at our administration building ONLY during this time. Due to the provincial-wide lockdown,  Landfill Vouchers will not be available until after May 12. 

Dog Tags: You can register your dog with the MOPC for $10 for the neutered/spayed pet's life, and if the tag is lost, there a $1 replacement fee. We are unable to provide dog tags until the provincial wide lockdown is complete. 

Streetlights:  If you have a streetlight out in your area please call 902-485-1201 or email,

Civic Numbers and Signs - If you need a civic number, contact our GIS department at 902-485-1201.  If you need a civic number sign, contact your local fire department, Eastern Sign Print in Stellarton or AutoTrim and Signs in New Glasgow. 

TIR Operations Contact Centre:  Since most roads are provincially owned, one avenue of contact is through your local MLA’s office, but you can also contact the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Operations Contact Centre, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week.  The Operations Contact Centre can be reached locally at 902-755-7060 or toll-free at 1-844-696-7737.  Emails can be sent to

Public Works:  If emergency assistance is required in rural Pictou County for issues regarding water, wastewater, or municipal roads, please call:  902-301-1825.