Phone: 1-902-226-2400

Toll Free: 1-800-567-2600


Discussing Disasters with Children

Greetings from your Emergency Services Coordinator and happy fall!

With the school year well underway I thought I would introduce some information regarding discussing emergency planning with children or younger folks. You can find this information below, Discussing Disasters With Children.

I even included some games you can play with your younglings as an introduction to the concept. 

I hope you enjoy them and find them useful. Be safe and be awesome to each other.

Brett Hershey

Discussing Disasters With Children

Safety Bingo

Emergency Preparedness kit Scavenger Hunt

Holiday Closures - Thursday September 30, 2021

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The Richmond Administration Building, Solid Waste Management Facility and Richmond Arena will be closed on Thursday, September 30, 2021 for the observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Curbside Pickup Schedule for this Thursday will be as follows:

RESCHEDULED TO Friday, October 1, 2021

Zone 1 - West Arichat, Port Royal, St. Mary's, Janvrin's Harbour, Arichat and Cape Auget.

Zone 3 - Lynch's River, Grand River Falls, Loch Lomond, Corbett's Cove Rd (east), Route 4 from Irish Cove to St. Peter's Canal, Smith's Road and Lewis Cove Rd.

RESCHEDULED TO Saturday, October 2, 2021

Zone 2 - Kempt Road, Cleveland, MacIntyre Lake, Port Malcolm, Port Richmond, Hureauville, River Inhabitants, Evanston, Whiteside and Walkerville

High Heat Safety Information

Click here for information on High Heat Safety


2021 Property Tax Sales by Sealed Tender


June 2021 Tax Sale by Tender Final 24 6 21

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Preparedness and Intervention Measures

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Preparedness and Intervention Measures

As part of a collective effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the health and wellness of residents and employees being the main priority, the municipality will take the following actions:

• The Municipality of Richmond County Administration Office will close to the public effective April 27, 2021 at 8:30 AM.

- Residents looking to make payments on water/sewer/tax bills/tipping fees can do so via online payment or by mail.
- If visits to the Municipal administrative offices are required, please contact the office to make an appointment at 902-226-2400.
- All municipal committee and council meetings will be held virtually

• The Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility and curbside collection schedule will remain unchanged at this time. Payments will not be accepted at the facility during this time, site staff will issue invoices by mail. The Municipality requests that residents adhere to Provincial guidelines and avoid unnecessary visits to the facility. Residents are encouraged to dispose of material through regular collection or upcoming heavy collection. Residents are also advised that compost is unavailable at this time; a notice will be issued when compost is available for purchase.

We urge you to stay up to date and follow sources provided for regular updates and information:
Province of Nova Scotia:
The Government of Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak updates, symptoms, prevention, travel, preparation -
Nova Scotia 811:
World Health Organization:



Richmond County Council supports the 2021 Census

Be it resolved that:

The Council of the Municipality of the County of Richmond supports the 2021 Census, and encourages all residents to complete their census questionnaire online at   Accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community.

****Richmond County Council, Revised Agenda to include Zoom instructions.

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, restrictions are being tightened up again.  As such, the Regular Council meeting scheduled for tonight (April 26, 2021) will be not be held in person, but instead will be held electronically on Zoom. Telile will record the meeting and it will be available to view this week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  


Cape Breton Special Events Task Force (CB SETF)

The Municipality of Richmond County has partnered with the Nova Scotia Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectives, the Cape Breton Partnership, and the Island’s other municipal units to develop the Cape Breton Special Events Task Force (CB SETF). The CB SETF is a pilot project designed to help festivals and events in Cape Breton navigate regulations. It brings local, provincial, and federal representatives together in a one-stop-shop approach to provide guidance for special event organizers across the Island. New and existing special events or festivals can learn more about the task force by clicking here.