Enforcement Division

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

For more information, visit novascotia.ca/nse/inspection-compliance-enforcement/

Mission Statement

In cooperation with the community, improve the quality of life in Nova Scotia by protecting, conserving and enhancing our natural resources.

The Enforcement Division is part of the Regional Services Branch of the department. Approximately 60 field staff are located in 27 offices througout the province and include full time and seasonal employees.

The Conservation Officers conduct investigations and respond to a variety of calls from the public. We deliver compliance and enforcement services to ensure the sustainable use of Nova Scotia's natural resources. As well, our activities support the use and enjoyment of the outdoors in a way that minimizes risks to the public.