Welcome to the Municipality of Yarmouth

The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, affectionately known as MODY by the locals, is a diverse collection of communities located on the southern tip of Nova Scotia.  Diversity can be found in our landscapes.  The Municipality of Yarmouth boasts rugged and sandy ocean fronts, working wharves, rolling hills, old growth forests, quaint hamlets, bustling business districts and clean cottage country lakes.  Diversity is found in our economy.  Fishing, forestry, agriculture, light manufacturing, retail, personal services, professional services, and creative arts are a few of the sectors where vocational opportunities abound.  Diversity describes the recreation and leisure offerings.  Music, water sports, school and community sporting leagues, dancing, theatre, pottery, photography, wood carving, quilting and so much more are available.  Diversity is celebrated in our people.  With a global ethnic presence, the Municipality of Yarmouth is increasingly seen as an ideal place to put down roots, seize work/life balance opportunities and contribute to one's community. 

If you'd like to explore living, working or investing in the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, please contact the office of the CAO at 902-742-7159.



Its Municipal Awareness Week! (Nov 22 - 28th)

Municipal Awareness Week. That's the week set aside to get to know your municipal government and its representatives. What do they do? What decisions do they make? How do they work for residents, businesses and organizations in the community? What services do they provide?

This week, the Municipality of Yarmouth will be posting helpful links and information on our Facebook page to help you, our Municipal residents, learn more about your Municipality!

Here is some of the information we will be sharing, all in one place!

1. Meet your Councillor

In 2020, a new Council was elected to represent the residents of MODY. Seven (7) Councillors currently serve, one serving each District. 

To find out more information about your Councillor, click HERE!

2. View our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan 

In early 2021, Council worked with MODY staff to create a 4 year strategic plan. The plan outlines the goals of the Municipality over the next 4 years. 

To view MODY's Strategic Plan click HERE!

3. View Agendas and Minutes

Want to find out what MODY Council is currently working on, or discussing? 

Check out current and past meeting agenda's as well as past meeting minutes by clicking HERE!

4. View recorded Council meetings 

Want to see MODY Council meetings in action? Want to watch past Council meetings? 

View all past Council meetings by clicking HERE!

View Council meetings in real time via our Facebook Page!

5. View our current Municipal Newsletter in English and French!

Find out about our departments, new additions to the team, Council priorities,
changes to our operations and much more by viewing our newsletter! 

This newsletter is sent to all residents in the Municipality of Yarmouth twice a year. View the newsletter in English and French by clicking HERE! 

COVID-19 Changes to Operations

As of June 16th, 2021 the municipal offices re-opened to the public.  Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.

Please note:

*  You will be required to wear a mask when entering the building
*  Please do not enter the building if you have ANY COVID-19 related symptoms
*  Do not enter the building if you are currently awaiting COVID-19 test results

There are various ways to pay your tax bill:

*  Pay by credit card by calling 1-855-288-4087 or click on the following link: https://district.yarmouth.ns.ca/index.php/municipal-operations/taxation/261-payment-by-credit-card-2
*  Mail in your payment: 932 Highway #1, Hebron NS B5A 5Z5 – mailing from the Hebron post office gets it to us quicker
*  Search Yarmouth (district) Taxes as a payee and pay on your online banking
*  Head to your bank and pay your bill over the counter

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For Immediate Release

                         New Citizen Members Appointed to the Yarmouth International Airport Corporation

                                   Board Members Impressed by Caliber and Knowledge of Applicants

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Today, three Citizen Representatives: Dean Fuller, Viola Robinson, and Dale Royal will be appointed to the Yarmouth International Airport Corporation Board of Directors. This appointment comes after a call for applications shared by the Board earlier last month.

“We are very excited to appoint these talented citizen members to the Board as each member brings a different and valuable skillset to the table” said Chair John Cunningham, “I look forward to the great work we will achieve together.”

Yarmouth International Airport Corporation is responsible for all aspects of development of the Yarmouth International Airport, and the Municipality of Yarmouth, the Municipality of Argyle and the Town of Yarmouth partner to form and support the Corporation. The Yarmouth International Airport Corporation Board is made up of Council members from all three Municipal units, as well as the CAO’s from these respective Municipal units and Citizen Representatives.

The Board recently enlisted the help of Celtic Air to analyze the competitive position of the Airport and to “right size” operations for continued efficiency and effectiveness.

President of Celtic Air Services, David Morgan stated “I am pleased to work on this important project. The Yarmouth International Airport is bursting with potential and our ability to harness that potential to make efficiencies within the operations, while increasing usability, is very exciting to me. I look forward to working with the new members on this project.”

Media Contacts:

John Cunningham
Yarmouth International Airport Corporation
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Phone: 902-742-7159
Fax  902-742-3164

Alain Muise

Interim Airport Manager
Yarmouth International Airport Corporation
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Phone: 902-648-2311


NEWS RELEASrships help bring new business, jobs to Yarmouth
Governments and partners work together to attract new tenant to former web.com facility
January 18, 2021 · Yarmouth, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Strong communities are the backbone of Canada’s economy. That is why federal, provincial and municipal governments, together with regional stakeholders, are working together to protect jobs and keep skilled workers in the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth.
Co-ordinated support brings high-value jobs to rural community
Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a non-repayable contribution of $1 million to the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth for significant upgrades to the 62 Rcom Drive in the Hebron Business Park. The Municipality is also contributing $1 million towards the project.
The infrastructure upgrades are the result of co-ordinated support from all levels of government, along with regional partners. They also collaborated to entice Millennium1 Solutions to establish operations in the facility, where renovations are being completed. The move resulted in 100 new jobs for people in the surrounding rural community, with the potential to add another 200 jobs in the future.
The Government of Canada is committed to helping Atlantic Canadian communities strengthen their infrastructure, ensuring they have the resources they need to persevere, grow and thrive through these difficult times, and long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
“We thank and commend the many partners, businesses and organizations that are taking collaborative action to help protect, create, and recover jobs across Canada. Today’s announcement signals a long-term solution that will put people back to work in Yarmouth and help this rural Atlantic Canadian community come back stronger than ever.”
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Our government is investing in coastal, rural communities now so they can build back better after the pandemic. I’m thrilled that this coordinated action will create good, meaningful jobs for the hardworking people of Yarmouth. I look forward to seeing the finished centre and seeing our communities across Nova Scotia emerge even stronger in our post-pandemic future.”
- The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets