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.

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Something very exciting is coming to our Municipality! We are working hard to provide our community with High-Speed Internet access for businesses and individuals alike. Get ready for a world full of endless opportunities and growth.

Volunteering Logo Color3The Municipality of Pictou County is now accepting volunteer nominations for 2020.   Find more information and the nomination form here. 

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It's time to celebrate the good work of Women's Institutes.  Warden Robert Parker officially declared Feb. 16-22, 2020 as Women's Institute Week. Here,  Eleanor Lilley, left, Provincial WI President and Ann Munro, WI District President, right, were on hand for the signing with Warden Parker. 

TellUsCSUSlideFixed2The Municipality of Pictou County wants to connect with Pictou County producers of food (or other locally produced products) selling out of their homes. We are working on a project that involves complying a contact list of small producers for publication on our website and social media pages. Please send us your contact information (address, telephone email as well as Facebook page if you have one) and details about what you produce so we can reach out to you in the future. Information can be emailed to or by calling 902-485-2238.

Important phone numbers: 

TIR OPERATIONS CONTACT CENTRE:  Since the majority of 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

If emergency assistance is required in rural Pictou County for issues regarding water, wastewater or municipal roads, please call:  
PUBLIC WORKS – 902-485-4085 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.   If there is not a Public Works staff member in the office to immediately answer your call, it will be transferred to voicemail and a second number will be available for emergency calls.  It is 902-301-1825 and this phone is carried by a Public Works staff member 24/7.