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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.


water notice

Riverton residents may currently notice an odor/taste in the drinking water. The water has been tested and the taste/odor is caused by a naturally occurring compound that occurs in surface waters called Geosmin. Geosmin produces an earthy odor/taste and is also present in certain foods such as beets, spinnach and mushrooms. Geosmin occurs naturally and is not harmful. The Town of Stellarton is currently performing a study on this issue to determine the best form of treatment. The Municipality of Pictou County will continue to test the water weekly and will continue to monitor water quality. More information on Geosmin can be found at https://stellarton.ca/town-of-stellarton-water-update.html


shop local 

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.


 

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Equipment Loan Program: Our Recreation Department has camping gear, paddleboards and other summer items available for loan.   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 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, 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.