While Town hall is currently closed due to rising COVID-19 cases, services are still available.
Town of Yarmouth – COVID-19 Business Continuity Update
UPDATED February 22nd, 2022
BUSINESS AT TOWN HALL
Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Yarmouth Town Hall will remain closed to the public on a temporary basis. The situation will be reviewed week to week, and a reopening date will be announced once available. While the public cannot physically enter the building, office staff are working, and services are still being provided.
Services are still available!
For those who visit town hall to pay their water bill or tax bill, please remember that payments can be completed through your bank/online banking, traditional mail, and you may drop off payments using the convenient drop box located at the front entrance of Town Hall, 400 Main Street. Daily and monthly transit passes are available at a variety of local retailers. The full list is here: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/transit-service.html Parking permits are available through HotSpot using the app or the dashboard at https://htsp.ca/
During this closure, we also encourage residents and customers to use online forms, traditional mail, phone and email to conduct business with the town until town hall and offices are reopened. Town Hall staff will be working, but public inquiries should still come through the usual phone number and email address:
You may also send an email through our easy-to-use form at: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/town-contacts.html
The next regular Town Council meeting will be held this Thursday, January 13th at 6:30 pm and will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. The meeting will be recorded and aired on Eastlink Community TV on January18th at 9 pm, and the meeting will be livestreamed through our usual streaming service. To view the agenda and access the livestream at the time of the meeting, please visit: https://bit.ly/34r9Ju2
Transit service is still in operation. You can purchase monthly transit passes at the following locations:
• PharmaSave, 333 Main St.
• City Drug Store, 369 Main St.
• Yarmouth Freshmart (previously Yarmouth South Red & White), 107 Main St.
• Shoppers Drug Mart, Starrs Road
➡ Single fare transit tickets are available at a variety of retail locations. See the full list here: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/transit-service.html
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
While staff will be working as usual, the Public Works building at 227 Pleasant Street is closed to the public. If you have a public works-related question or issue, call (902) 742-9423. After Hours 1-833-460-8709. Report your non-emergency concerns using the “SeeClickFix” submission tool here: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/report-a-problem.html
The Yarmouth Fire Department will operate as usual. However, the fire hall has been closed to the public and is only allowing essential visits. Staff and volunteers are only using the hall when an active call is in progress. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
Phone: (902) 749-8292
Fire Inspector & Fire Prevention
Phone: (902) 740-5706
Online Banking Payments
To pay tax bills through your online banking you need to select “Town of Yarmouth Taxes” and the account number used will be your 8-digit Assessment Account Number which is provided with your bill.
To pay water bills through your online banking, you need to select “Yarmouth-water”.
For all banks except TD, please use the 10-digit account number printed on your bill. Please leave out the decimal point, and add 4 zeros to the end of the number.
Account number 00001234.00 becomes 00001234000000
Account number 00001234.01 becomes 00001234010000
If you’re a TD bank customer, use the 10-digit account number but leave out the decimal.
Account number 00001234.01 becomes 0000123401
PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTS
Development, Building and Economic Development Services for permitting, site inspections, bylaw enforcement, economic incentives and request for information will have no interruption of service to the public. To access our Development and Building Guideline Handbook, please visit:
Development/Building Permit Applications
You can still apply for a Development and Building Permit by visiting: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/building-permits.html
You can complete the application online, print it, sign, date and email to the Development Officer with the required supporting information. The Development Officer will work with the Building Official should there need to be a Building Permit to be issued. Development and Building Permits will be emailed or faxed back to the applicant/owners with the original for follow by regular mail when we are able.
Building Site Inspections & Occupancy Permits
Permit holders are required to contact the Building Official to schedule the necessary site inspections as outlined in the issued permit. You can schedule a site inspection by contacting the Building Official:
Dangerous/Unsightly, Minimum Housing Standard Complaint
If you have a dangerous or unsightly property complaint that apply to private property or public property, please report using the See Click Fix app or the link from our Report a Problem on the Town’s website https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/report-a-problem.html
If you have a Minimum Housing Standard Complaint, please refer to our website for applicability and contact the By-Law Enforcement Officer by email.
Dangerous and Minimum Housing Standards By-Law Enforcement Officer:
Unsightly By-Law Enforcement Officer:
Our Engineering team will be working during this closure to the public. You can reach them as needed using the contact information below.
FOR MORE COVID-19 INFORMATION
For the latest info on COVID-19 from the Province of Nova Scotia, please visit www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus
PLEASE NOTE: due to the quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, this plan is subject to change on a daily and even hourly basis. Significant changes will be posted on Town of Yarmouth social media, Community Notifications app “Alertable", town website, and sent out via news release.