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On behalf of everyone here, welcome to Yarmouth!
The Town of Yarmouth is the regional centre of southwestern Nova Scotia. The Town's population of nearly 7,000 people doubles on weekdays with the influx of workers and students from surrounding areas. Yarmouth is the financial, business, education, and lifestyle centre for the 70,000 people who live in the
Checklist for Moving In
- Apply for a family doctor. Call 1 (844) 491-5891 if you're looking for a family doctor, nurse practitioner, or other primary health care service. There are also a variety of programs and services available to people without family physicians, outlined by the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
- Call for community services. By calling 211, you can get access to thousands of essential services anywhere in Nova Scotia, including refugee
assistance, newcomer services, and more.
- School registration. Registering your children for school is quick and easy – to get started, visit our Education page and find contact information for local schools.
- Taxes and utilities. Learn how to
accesswater, sewer, and electric services, plus resources for paying taxes.
- Update your
driverslicense. Head to the local Access Nova Scotia office at 10 Starrs Rd.
What You Need To Know
- Active living. Discover what you can do to stay active in your new home.
- Animal services. How to register your dog and responsibilities as a pet owner.
- Bill payments. Where to pay your municipal taxes, water bill, and more.
- Business services. Whether you're running a business, or thinking about starting a new one, learn more on our Economic Development page.
- Building and renovating. If you're
making changes toyour new home, you'll need toapply for a building permit.
- Culture and heritage. Learn about Yarmouth's iconic past as you become part of its future.
- Emergency services. Police, fire, and medical services are available whenever you need them. If someone's health, safety, or property
is threatenedand help is neededright away, call 911 right away.
- Events. Connect with your new community at civic events and festivals!
- Local media. Tune into 95.5 on your radio for CJLS, subscribe to the Yarmouth Vanguard, and watch
- Minimum housing standards. Know your rights as a new resident of Yarmouth.
- Passport services. You can update your passport at the Yarmouth Service Canada Centre at 13 Willow St.
- Separating your garbage. In Yarmouth, we use a 2 bag system – one for paper products, the other for plastic and metal. Along
withroadside collection for solid waste, we also recommend special steps for pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste, and electronics. Learn more on our Garbage, Recycling & Composting page.
- Transportation. Yarmouth has a range of transportation services, including a transit bus, shuttles, and ferry service to the United States.
- Weather and tides. Yarmouth's temperate climate and high tides can take some adjustment. Check out the weather, tide, and pollen reports to stay on top of things.
- Winter! It can be
prettyintense. Learn about our winter services, and your responsibilities as a resident, on our Snow & Ice Management page. Drive safe!
- See a problem? We want to hear about it! Reach out on our Report a Problem page.