Our Municipal offices at 1 Church Street, Truro are now re-opened to the public.

Drop-in visitors will be required to enter and exit through the front door and provide information for contact tracing purposes. Visitors requiring ramp access may enter from the back of the building whereby pressing the doorbell staff will grant access. A maximum number of visitors will be allowed to each department and visitor passes will be issued accordingly.

Pre-set appointment or meeting visitors will enter through the back door where staff involved will meet and sign guests in and out.

All services may also be accessed by phone, email, or virtual appointment during regular office hours. Phone: 902-897-3160, Fax (General Inquiries): 902-843-4066, Toll Free (in Nova Scotia): 1-866-728-5144 or refer to www.colchester.ca for email contacts.

Bill Payments:
Payments can be made online, or by depositing a cheque in the secure drop box at the rear entrance of the Municipal Building (1 Church Street). If you have an inquiry relating to the Tax Office, please call 902-897-3150.
Community Development:
To discuss and submit applications for development permits, subdivisions, re-zonings and development agreements, as well as requests for zoning letters, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170 for instructions on how to proceed.

Building Inspections:
To discuss and submit building applications or to schedule a building inspection for a project under construction, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170.

Emergency Water or Sewer Issues:
For emergency services such as a problem with Municipal Water or Municipal Sewer please call Public Works at 902-897-3175.

Garbage, Compost or Recycling:
For inquiries contact our Helpline: 902-895-4777. The Public is advised to NOT go to the Solid Waste Facilities in Kemptown unless it is essential and are encouraged to use the residential curbside collection program.
If an essential visit is required masks must be worn onsite at all times.

In case of night and/or weekend emergencies, call 902-897-3150, 3160 or 3175.

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