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.

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

77 Steps Give Visitors New Perspective on Cape Forchu

Climb the Light, a one-of-a-kind experience, opens at the Lighthouse!

<June 22nd, 2021 – Hebron, NS> A new experience will open today at Cape Forchu Lighthouse in Yarmouth, NS – visitors will be able to climb all 77 steps to the top of the 23 metre tall lighthouse and take in the views from the top– out to sea, over the rocky headland,  across the Yarmouth area and beyond.  This experience is the first project out of the Cape Forchu Master plan created in June of 2020 by EDM Planning Services Ltd. 

“We are so excited to be able to open Climb the Light in time for this Summer season! It will put Cape Forchu on the map and will get us one step closer to the goal of a top tourist destination worldwide.” said CAO Victoria Brooks, “Locally, we know the value and beauty of the Cape and it’s our pleasure to share that with the rest of the world.”

The Cape Forchu Masterplan is a 6 phase plan to create a globally recognized tourism destination at the site.  The Climb the Light experience is the first step and future plans include a Leif Erikson salt marsh, fog alarm building look-off, light station accessibility upgrades and look-off, rocky ridge walk, expanded parking lot, restaurant and gift shop, an immersive museum experience at the keeper’s house – all topped off with an events lawn and a dining pavilion.

“Council recognizes the importance of Cape Forchu and its history in the community. Now that history will be shared with a view.” said Warden John Cunningham, “As a Council, we are proud of the lighthouse and hope that lots of great community memories will be made there in the future.”

Climb the Light tours will be available to book online as of today, June 22nd, 2021 – bookings can be made online at www.capeforchu.com


Media Contacts:

John Cunningham
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Victoria Brooks, CAO
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Jennifer Wilkins
Cape Forchu Site Manager

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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