The Province of Nova Scotia confirms the establishment, responsibilities and powers of Municipalities and Towns through the Municipal Government Act (MGA). Beyond the MGA, there are many pieces of provincial legislation that direct and influence how the Town of Yarmouth operates and delivers services to our residents. Below are some examples of legislation affecting the Town of Yarmouth. The list is not exhaustive and official versions of the legislation should be sought through the Province of Nova Scotia.
Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia
Municipal Conflict of Interest Act