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.

We are meeting tonight for our monthly Council meeting at 7 p.m.  

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Due to public health restrictions, only council and staff are allowed in chambers, but you can view the meeting online by clicking here.  The meeting will also be archived on You Tube the following day.   

In order the view the meeting live, you will need set up an account with Microsoft Teams. It is free and only takes a few minutes and once it is done, you won't need to do it again. 

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Our MOPC summer students will be popping up in various locations across the county. The events are free of charge and COVID-safe but you will need to pre-register so we know how many people to expect. You can do so by calling 902-485-2244 or by emailing

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Bikes For Kids Pictou County: Registration deadline is Aug 6. Applications can found here. 

Kayaking and paddleboarding: Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Lismore Beach. Pre-register by calling 902-485-2244 or emailing Great for beginners wanting to learn a new activity. 

Climate Change Committee:  The MOPC is looking for four youths to be part of its Climate Change Advisory Committee.  If you are interested in being part of this committee, please send a letter of interest to

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If you are looking for locally grown products, our Local Producers website can help.   We list local producers along with links to their own websites and contact information.  Any local producers wanting to be on the website are welcome to contact us.  LOCAL PRODUCERS WEBSITE.



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.  

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.  Payments can be made in person beginning June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Landfill Vouchers:  Landfill vouchers are available from the MOPC beginning June 2 to November 30.  They can be mailed out to eligible MOPC residents or picked up at our administration building ONLY during this time. 

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. 

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.