Municipality of the County of Inverness

Your Municipal Government

The Municipality commences in Port Hastings and stretches to Meat Cove with a population of approximately 14,000. Our municipality is broken into 6 districts that are represented by elected councillors. The municipal offices are located in Port Hood.

Municipal Office

375 Main Street
PO Box 179
Port Hood, Cape Breton
Nova Scotia, B0E 2W0

Tel: 902-787-2274
Fax: 902-787-3110

Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 4pm

Our Council

Municipal Council consists of 6 elected Councillors representing a population of approximately 14000. Elections are held every four years. Council chooses its own Warden by ballot. A similar process is used to elect a Deputy Warden. Click more info to see individual biographies and contact information.

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Council meetings are held on a monthly basis, on the first Thursday of each month. In the event of a holiday, Council meets on the following day, Friday. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers which is located on the 3rd floor of the Municipal Administration Building. Council meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. All minutes include committee meetings such as policy, audit, community development or planning advisory are included in this section and are searchable.

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Policies (A-Z)

From time to time new policies maybe adopted by the Municipality of the County of Inverness. It shall be the intent of Council to follow a specified procedure for the adoption of all new policies. This will ensure consistency and will provide an opportunity for careful consideration and review prior to adoption of a policy.

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Since April 1, 1999, all municipalities in the Province of Nova Scotia, including the Municipality of the County of Inverness, have been granted power by the Province under the Municipal Government Act (MGA) to pass by-laws. These by-laws carry the same legal authority within the boundaries of the Municipality of the County of Inverness as if they had been passed by the Provincial Legislature.

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Municipal Reports

Municipality of the County of Inverness is dedicated to keeping you informed about our ongoing plans. In this section of the website we will post studies and reports that are commissioned for the area.

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The Municipality of the County of Inverness  will no longer hosts its procurement opportunities on this website and our staff no longer maintain plan taker's lists; therefore, no longer has knowledge of who has downloaded opportunities.  It will be the sole responsibility of the vendor to monitor the Nova Scotia Government website for any addenda that may be issued.  We do provide links to the individual tender and RFP's that are hosted on the Nova Scotia Government's Tender Notices website.

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Employment Opportunities

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is looking for energetic and dynamic professionals to join our team. Positivity, people skills, and big picture thinking are attributes that are of high priority.

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