Municipal Office Restricted Hours & Access

Due to continued concerns relating to COVID-19 the offices of the Municipality of Colchester at the Courthouse Building (1 Church Street, Truro) will continue to operate with restricted hours from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday.

Before planning your visit please take note of the following:
• Public are encouraged to continue to use telephone or online options to contact the Municipality or for bill payment wherever possible. Phone: 902-897-3160, Fax (General Inquiries): 902-843-4066, Toll Free (in Nova Scotia): 1-866-728-5144 (902-89 or visit
• Drop-ins will be accepted at the tax office only. All other visitors will be by appointment only.
• Visitors of the Municipality are asked to use the front entrance unless ramp at rear entrance is required for accessibility.
• The number of visitors allowed in the building at one time will be limited to ensure physical distancing requirements and gathering limits are safely met. Guests may be asked to wait outside or in their vehicles until it is their turn to safely enter.
• Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the building.
• Washroom facilities will be closed to the public.
• Council Chambers will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Note: The above details are subject to change in accordance with Provincial Health and Safety directives.


A Gift to Uplift Spirits

The Municipality of Colchester received a special gift of handcrafted Nova Scotia themed buoys this week to pass on to families of the victims and to survivors of the April 18 and 19 tragedy to help uplift their spirits.

The gift was received from retired Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Craig McCormick who first started making and selling the buoys from his home near Kemptville, Ontario to raise funds in support of the victims’ families.

Uplifting Spirits Buoy

“When I first learned about the tragedy in Nova Scotia, I knew I wanted to do something to help and to let those affected know that they were not alone,” said McCormick.

Hundreds of buoys have been sold across Canada, and in the United States through McCormick’s Uplifting Spirits Facebook page with all proceeds going to the local Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society established to assist the affected families and communities.

“The location of each buoy sold is pinned on the Facebook page map. It is wonderful to see such widespread love and support from all over,” said McCormick. Four hundred buoys have been sold to date and sales are anticipated to reach over five hundred before the end of the year.


“I’ve been making the buoys in an open-air workshop, but with the weather starting to change I expect production will be stifled for a bit. Though I hope to keep making them as long as people continue to ask for them,” said McCormick.

Colchester County Mayor, Christine Blair noted that the Municipality has experienced many generous acts of kindness in recent months. “From donations and thoughtful gifts, to encouraging letters, it is reassuring to know that we are in the hearts and minds of so many all across Canada,” said Blair. “We thank Mr. McCormick and all who have made such heart-warming gestures to help our community through these difficult times.”

For information on how to order an Uplifting Spirits buoy visit:


Strategic Priorities and Administrative Update

The following link provides an update on the status of Council's strategic priorities and serves to reflect the accomplishments during Council's 2016-2020 term of office. 

pdf Strategic Priorities Update (August 2020) (5.25 MB)

Tender - Commercial Angle Broom/Sweeper

pdf Tender - Commercial Angle Broom/Sweeper (503 KB)  - Closing Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:00pm

Debert Aviation Centre - Fire Protection Tender

pdf Debert Aviation Centre Fire Protection IFT Docs (2.46 MB)  - Closing Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Debert Aviation Centre - HVAC Tender

pdf Debert Aviation Centre HVAC IFT Documents (2.05 MB)  - Closing Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm