Departments & Services

Welcome and Introduction

The Municipality of the County of Pictou is the local government responsible for providing services to the citizens in the rural communities of Pictou County. The Municipality has a population of approximately 20600 and is the largest of the six municipal governments located in Pictou County. The Municipality provides services in the areas of public works, some local roads, sewer and water, recreation, in addition to other municipal services and governance.

delayed openingThe Administration Office for the Municipality of Pictou County will delay opening until 9 a.m. on Monday August 19, 2019 due to work being completed by the Town of Pictou to its water system.  Any further delays will be updated on our website and social media pages throughout the day. 


Music Lorda, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

Pictou North Colchester Exhbition - Sept. 4-8,2019.

World Class Curling -  Pinty's Tour Challenge - Nov. 5 -10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. 

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The Municipality of Pictou County publishes a newsletter called Rural News and Views four times a year. It has the latest Council and Municipal news as well as photos from various community events that happened in the last few months. 

The next issue will be published in mid- October and mailed to homes in rural Pictou County. Community groups are welcome to include their contact information and a brief description of their work for the next newsletter.

If you are looking for new members, please let us know, and we would be happy to advertise that for you. Upcoming community events can also be submitted to or by calling 902-485-2238. The deadline for all submissions is Sept. 30th.