Your Municipal Government
The Municipality commences in Port Hastings and stretches to Cape North and has a population of 14,580. Our municipality is broken into 6 districts that are represented by elected councillors. The municipal offices are located in Port Hood, the Shire-town of the county and we welcome your visit.
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
Municipal Council consists of 6 elected Councillors representing a population of 15,519. Elections are held every four years with the next one taking place in October, 2020. 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.
Council meetings are held on a monthly basis, on the first Monday of each month. In the event of a holiday, Council meets on the following Monday. 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 council meeting minutes are archived and searchable in this section of the website.
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.
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.
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.