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.

 smartmeters3Nova Scotia Power will be upgrading current electricity meters to smart meters in Pictou County between March - June 2020 as part of an investment in modernizing the province’s electricity grid, which will provide customers with more convenience, reliability and control.   Find out more here.

bett lou scott3Betty Lou Scott has been named the Municipality of Pictou County’s Volunteer of the Year for 2020.
The Salt Springs resident is a long-time volunteer with the Salt Springs 4H club as well as being involved on county and provincial level.  Read More Here. 


 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.