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

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Tax Bills are on Their Way

Although the public are not yet able to access our building, there are still many ways to pay!

  1. 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
  2. Mail in your payment: 932 Highway #1, Hebron NS B5A 5Z5 – mailing from the Hebron post office gets it to us quicker!
  3. Search Yarmouth (district) Taxes as a payee and pay on your online banking
  4. Head to your bank and pay your bill over the counter

If you have any questions about your tax bill or need any further information, please call us at 902-742-7159.

Thank-you for your understanding and we hope to reopen our doors again soon!

Tax Payments

For Immediate Release

MODY Approves 3-Year Vision and Strategic Plan

Plan highlights natural beauty of land, sea, people and culture.

<May 27th, 2021 – Hebron, NS> The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth (MODY) has completed a three-year strategic plan that focusses on the people of MODY, the economy, governance, and stewardship. “Local economic growth, accessibility, diversity, preserving our natural assets, and above all accountability to our residents were universal themes in council’s decisions regarding this plan,” said Warden John Cunningham “We know MODY has tremendous momentum and this plan provides a road map to cultivate opportunities through due diligence and governance.”

The strategic plan distilled the Vision of MODY as a Municipality which endeavours to support and grow thriving and welcoming communities known for their resourceful and innovative people; cultivate diversity and inclusion; connectivity and openness to new ideas and opportunities; attention to the environment and the Municipality’s natural beauty; heritage and architecture.

“Council has worked  diligently to create a plan that supports the needs of MODY citizens, while inviting others to come and see what MODY has to offer,” said Deputy Warden, Trevor Cunningham “This plan will move us forward over the next 3 years and will lay a solid foundation for success for many years beyond that.”

“I would like to thank Council for this very important work, which will allow us to plan some exceptional projects for the next 3-5 years and the team is very excited to get started,” said CAO Victoria Brooks This plan supports the need for in-migration and Immigration to MODY. Our communities are overflowing with potential and this deserves to be shared with the rest of the world.”

Some features of the plan include:

*  A focus on future Opportunities and Economic Growth with a sectoral and resource emphasis – Internet /cell coverage, fishery, tourism and people

*  Harnessing the energy and momentum of MODY leveraging existing strengths and competitive advantages and identify areas of need.

*  Accountability – transparency and best practice governance

*  Strategic Direction – tactical, intentional and dynamic planning that is proactive and responsive to resident’s needs and streamlines collaboration with partners via improved Intermunicipal agreements.

*  Diversity – employ messaging to reach out to diverse communities and ensure community accessibility, general inclusion  to elevate attraction and retention

*  Formalize MODY Asset preservation and cultivation which includes the natural environment, digital infrastructure.

To view the Municipality of Yarmouth’s full Strategic Plan for 2021-2025, Click HERE!


Media Contacts:

Victoria Brooks
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John Cunningham
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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