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Interactive Map

Use this interactive map to find out the history of local government and the municipal data in Nova Scotia.


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Publications and Resources

Looking for information on Municipal Acts or Regulations in Nova Scotia? Trying to locate a copy of a municipal manual or guide? Whether you are working for a municipality or just want to know more about municipal legislation and policies, these resources will help.

Resource Binders

These resource binders provide a summary of key legislation along with the roles and responsibilities for municipal administrators.


Legislation and Regulation


Get connected to over 50 pieces of legislation and regulations enacted by the Province that relate to municipal matters.

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Policy and Discussion Papers


Keep up to date on provincial policy and program reviews affecting municipalities.

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Municipal Administrative Guides


Find model by-laws and policies, best practices for planning and partnerships, records management, financial reporting, municipal elections and more!

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Municipal Affairs Annual Update


Read about the progress we have made this year by working together! These Updates outline key initiatives, outcomes, and accountability.

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