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.


job vacancy vector 21633886The Municipality of Pictou County is filling the position of Emergency Services Director. Deadline for applications is Dec. 3, 2021.  More information is available here. 



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Council will be doing the second reading of the PACE Bylaw during its December 6, 2021 Council meeting.  The bylaw can be reviewed here. 





Property tax bills for the MOPC are now in the mail.  Due to the delay in getting them processed this fall, we have extended the payment deadline to Nov. 30. 




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Our MOPC Rural Internet Project is entering the construction phase.  Click here to find out what kind of service you will receive and the expected date or service.  





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.