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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TAX SALE UPDATE:  Anyone who received a tax sale pending notice that had a due date of the end of March, this has been extended to April 30, 2020 at this time. If you have questions call  902-485-2235.

Provincial State of Emergency

On March 22, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency will be in effect for 14 days and may be renewed. The emergency order is valid until April 5, 2020.


 During these unprecedented times, the Municipality is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking precautionary measures to protect our employees, our customers and our community.

In response to the COVID-19 issue, we have made the difficult decision to close our administrative offices to walk-in traffic effective immediately, and until further notice.  This is one way that we can do our part to promote social distancing and flatten the curve in the spread of Coronavirus.

Please be assured that our staff is available to assist you via phone by calling 902-485-4311.  As we anticipate higher than normal call volumes, we ask for your patience as we do our best to respond to your questions and voicemails.  Payment of tax and water accounts will continue to be accepted through online banking through your financial institution, or by cheque/money order sent to PO Box 910, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Tax Inquiries:      

Water Inquiries:

General Inquiries:

It is recommended that you monitor our website and Facebook pages for updates on operations.

ON-SITE DELIVERIES:  Please call 902-485-4311 for access to deliver goods.

 MOPC Suspends All Public Meetings 

Council will continue to meet in the future electronically rather than in person and meeting rooms in the municipality’s administration building will no longer be available to the public for meeting space.

New Building Inspections Procedures in Place.  Find out more here at

 With the rapidly rising use of sanitizing and disposable wipes amid the COVID-19 crisis, Residents are reminded of the importance of NOT flushing wipes of any sort- including those labelled “Flushable” or “Biodegradable”.

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.