Phone: 1-902-226-2400

Toll Free: 1-800-567-2600


New Job Posting

Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the County of Richmond, NS

Click here to download the Job Posting:  CAO Job Posting 2017

Press Release - Richmond County - Allegation of Fraud/Breach of Trust

We have received the attached letter from the RCMP.  The RCMP conducted a careful examination of the file material and consulted with a Crown Attorney from the Public Prosecution Services of Canada.  The RCMP have decided that based on the totality of the available information, a criminal investigation is not warranted in these circumstances.

Therefore, the attached letter is to inform you that the RCMP file into this matter has been closed and no further actions are anticipated

  Link to RCMP Document

RV Sanitation Dump Station

The Municipal RV Sanitation Dump Station located on Industrial Park Road in Louisdale is now open for the season.

Compost Availability 2017

Compost Availability  

***  Notice to Residents Re Compost - July 4, 2017:   Due to equipment issues the Municipality is presently unable to load compost for customers. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Compost is available at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility on a first come first serve basis. The compost has been tested to CCME guidelines and is considered Category A, unrestricted use, and can be used in any application. Lab results are available upon request.  

Residential / Commercial Customers  $30 / Tonne (Minimum $5 charge)
Loading Fee                                         $10 Flat Fee
Tandem Truck Load (screened)           $200 inc. loading fee (approximately 8 tonnes)
Tandem Truck Load (un-screened)      $125 inc. loading fee (approximately 8 tonnes)  

Customers must remit payment at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility at time of pick-up (debit and cheque accepted).  

Please note that shovels and containers are not available at the Waste Management Facility.  

Quantities are limited. Please verify availability with the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility at 226-2396 prior to arrival onsite.

NSUARB Releases Decision Regarding the Municipality's Water Rate Application

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board releases decision and order regarding the Municipality's recent water rate application.


Civic Addressing


Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.  Getting resources where they are needed as quickly as possible is vital.  This is especially true when dealing with 911 emergencies.  However, without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, emergency responders can sometimes be challenged to locate the address of a 911 call.  Know your 911 civic address and have it clearly posted so that police, firefighters and paramedics can locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur.  

The Eastern District Planning Commission assigns civic addresses and maintains the Nova Scotia Civic Address File for Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Antigonish Counties.  Please refer to the Civic Addressing By-Laws for Antigonish, Richmond and Victoria Counties for posting, signage and street sign regulations.  

What is a civic address?  
A 911 civic address consists of a civic number, road name and type, community name and county or municipality.   Example:  2357 | Highway 206 | Arichat | Richmond County   Civic addresses are primarily used for 911 emergency services but are also used as mailing addresses, for delivery services and are required in order to receive telephone service.  

How can I get a civic address?  
For new construction, civic addresses are assigned during the building inspection process.  A measurement is taken between a known location and the new structure.  Approximately every 5 metres or 15 feet a number is assigned.  Numbers may be pre-assigned for urban areas or subdivisions.  

For confirmation of your civic address for an existing building call the Civic Address Coordinator at 902-625-5366.
The following information is helpful in requesting a civic address:  

* Property Identification Number
* Provincial Assessment Account Numbers
* A neighbour’s civic address
* Road and Community Name  

Posting Your Civic Address  

* Civic numbers must be in Arabic numerals (12 not XII or Twelve)
* Have at least 48 inches between the bottom of the numbers and the ground
* The colour of the numbers must be reflective and clearly contrast the background.  White numbers on a blue background work best

Richmond County's Innovative Onsite Sewage System Management Video