While Town hall is currently closed pending lifting of the lockdown order, services are still available.
Town of Yarmouth – COVID-19 Business Continuity Update
UPDATED May 28th, 2021
BUSINESS AT TOWN HALL
In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and to protect employees and the general public, beginning Tuesday, April 27th, town hall will be closed pending lifting of the lockdown order. Updates on a reopening date will communicated to the public once available.
PLEASE NOTE: 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 remotely, but public inquiries should still come through the usual phone numbers and email addresses:
For a full list of contacts, visit: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/town-contacts.html
Up to and including the May 13th council meeting, all meetings of council and advisory committees will be held virtually. Meeting notices will include instructions for citizens who wish to watch meetings and/or partake in public hearings.
Effective immediately, presentations to Town Council are suspended until further notice. Town staff will be reaching out to those who were scheduled to present to Town Council. Written requests to Town Council to make presentations will still be received, but no presentations will be scheduled until after Council resumes public sessions.
Meeting agendas and minutes can be found at the usual place on our website: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/agenda-and-minutes.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.
Mike Deveau - Fire Chief
Phone: (902) 749-8292
Dave Winship – 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 on-line, 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:
Effective immediately, taxi licences will be extended for a period of 30 days. For those expiring at the end of April, the expiration date will now be effective May 31.
Our Engineering still will be working from home. You can reach them as needed using the contact information below.
Marc Brophy P. Eng, Town Engineer
DeMario Dunkley, P.Eng - Project Engineer
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.