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Welcome to the Municipality of Pictou County

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.


victoria day weekendOur MOPC Administration Building will be closed Monday, May 23, 2022 for the Victoria Day holiday.   If you have a public works emergency, please call 902-301-1825. 

We will reopen Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. 


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 The Municipality of Pictou County is conducting a water sampling program for lead and copper as per the environmental approval for its water distribution system.  The samples identify potential corrosion-causing parameters. The MOPC’s water utility doesn’t contain lead but lead and copper corrosion can potentially occur in older plumbing systems with galvanized iron, copper or brass pipes and fittings.  More information can be found here. 


 

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MOPC Landfill vouchers are available to eligible rural Pictou County residents beginning today. They can be picked up at our administration building or mailed out to you by calling 902-485-4311. They are available until Nov. 30.

 


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 District 6 Ratepayers Meeting - May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Salem Church Hall in Greenhill. The agenda will include an update on the MOPC Rural Broadband Project as well as presentation by recreation staff. Applications for Municipal Service Grants will also be accepted. 

District 11 Ratepayers Meeting- May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Springville Church and Community Hall. The agenda will include an update on the MOPC Rural Broadband Project.  Applications for Municipal Service Grants will also be accepted. 

District 5 Ratepayers Meeting - May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lyons Brook Hall. The agenda will include an update on the MOPC Rural Broadband Project as well as presentation by recreation staff. Applications for Municipal Service Grants will also be accepted. 


If you require a specific municipal service, online applications can found on our MOPC GEO HUB at: https://mopc-pictoucounty.hub.arcgis.com/ 

Building Officials
If you need a building permit: email buildingpermits@munpict.ca or call 902-485-2235 for an appointment to see one of our building officials in person.
If you have a general question about your project, email buildingpermits@munpict.ca or call Mike McKenzie at 902-485-4588 or Travis Spears at 902-485-2243. 

Bylaw Officer: 
You can file a complaint about an unsightly and dangerous property or animals at large, email bylawenforcement@munpict.ca or call 902-485-8640.

Equipment Loan Program: Our Recreation Department recreational equipment available for loan. Fill out the online form at http://recreation-pictoucounty.hub.arcgis.com/ or Contact clare.steele@munpict.ca 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Landfill Vouchers:  Landfill vouchers are available until November 30, 2022. 

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, outages@munpict.ca

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 tir-occ@novacscotia.ca.

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