Who Owns My Road?

Did you know that not all roads within the County are owned and maintained by the County?

The colour of the road name sign identifies who owns the road and is responsible for its maintenance.

green provincial signGreen Signs

Provincially Owned - contact Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal at 1-844-696-7737 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

blue county signBlue Signs

Municipally Owned - contact our Public Works Office at 902-897-3175 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

white private signWhite Signs

Privately Owned - maintained by the residents living on the road

When Will My Road Be Plowed?

  • The County and the Province both share the job of plowing roads in the County.
  • Although a road may be owned by the County, it may be plowed by the Province and vice versa.
  • To report any plowing issues, please call the appropriate department below:
    • Province: 1-844-696-7737
    • County: 902-897-3175

How Can I Get a Driveway Permit?

  • You require a permit to install a new driveway on a County Owned Road.
  • Driveway permits are free of charge and can be obtained by contacting our Community Development Office at 902-897-3170.
  • For new driveways on Provincial Owned Roads, contact NS Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal at 1-844-696-7737 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can I Fill in My Ditch?

  • Roads Driveways Infilled DitchResidents living along a County Owned Road who wish to fill in the ditch in front of their home must obtain a permit from the Public Works Office. The no-fee permit will be issued by our Engineer and will include details on how to carry out the work.
  • Fill out an application below and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.