Municipality of the County of Inverness

Your Municipal Services

Headed by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Municipality of the County of Inverness administration directs and coordinates the general management of the business affairs of the Municipality, in accordance with the by-laws, policies, and plans approved by Council

The CAO is the link between Council and municipal staff, and the CAO oversees the day to day operation of the municipality, preparation of reports, policy, budgets and recommendations for Council.

Learn more about our municipal services and departments below.

Inverness Growth Strategy Portal

The Growth Management Strategy will chart the course of actions that will enhance livability, ensure new growth supports high quality of life, and make financial sense in the long-term. The focus is on how to create overall benefit for current and future residents, acknowledging that recent local prosperity has not always been enjoyed equally among the community. The Strategy will identify how growth and new investment should be managed in order to minimize disturbances, like noise or water supply shortages, and maximize real benefits, like sidewalks or upgrades to parks. In other words, we know where the community wants to go, and the Growth Management Strategy will help us figure out the steps to get there.

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Public Works

The Infrastructure & Emergency Services Department is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the municipality’s six water systems and seven wastewater systems.

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Recreation & Community Wellness

The Department assists community groups, depending on specific needs, with coordination, planning, co-sponsorship, cost-sharing, and promotion; and where resources are available provides recreational and educational opportunities for County residents that otherwise would not exist.

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The municipality recognizes tourism as a key economic driver that fuels new business, investment and employment and a sector that the municipality can further support with the implementation of a new tourism main gate strategy. With a new tourism strategy, the municipality is now poised to market the region’s unique identity and social character under a unified tourism and economic development brand “Canada’s Musical Coast” and, with new partnerships with the provincial and federal departments, develop new coastal product to further enhance our destination.

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Eastern District Planning Commision

The Eastern District Planning Commission provides planning, subdivision and building inspection services in eastern Nova Scotia for the Counties of Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria and the Town of Port Hawkesbury. The planners, development officers, building inspectors and support staff work toward developing a safe and healthy community for you and your family. For more information on the services offered by the EDPC Please visit their website.

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Forms and Applications

This page houses all the Forms and Applications the municipality offers from Volunteer Recognition Nomination Forms to District Capital Grants Applications to Applications for Water Connection. Many of our forms can now be submitted online.

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